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6-year-old girl killed by badminton racket while vacationing with family in Maine.

A 6-year-old girl died days after she was accidentally injured by a badminton racket while on vacation with her family in Maine, police said.

Lucy Morgan, of Stockholm, New Jersey, was playing with her older brother outside a home in Limerick on June 1 when the incident occurred, according to the Maine Department of Public Safety.

"Investigators learned that the aluminum shaft of a badminton racquet had become dislodged from the wooden handle, causing the shaft to strike the girl in the head, piercing through her skull," the Maine Department of Public Safety said in a press release.

The racket broke on a downward swing and the sharp piece caused a catastrophic brain injury, he said.

First responders brought Lucy to a hospital in Sanford before transporting her via helicopter to Maine Medical Center in Portland, where she died from her injuries on Wednesday, police said.

Lucy is experiencing ineffable joy with the Lord; we are experiencing unspeakable grief and sorrow. »

US confirms Ukraine used Patriot to down Russia’s valuable A-50 radar plane in January

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Clemente highlighted the historic nature of this strike, stating, “I haven’t seen [anything like this] in 22 years of being an air defender.“.

The downing of the A-50 marked the first time Ukraine has successfully engaged such a valuable Russian command and control asset with the advanced Patriot system.

A month later, Ukraine destroyed the second Russian A-50 radar plane, reportedly using a modified antiquated S-200 SAM system. »

New Gears of War game will be somber, linear and very detailed

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An iconic commercial for 2006’s Gears of War is heavily influencing the direction of Microsoft’s newly revealed surprise video game prequel Gears of War: E-Day.

That ad paired footage of the dark, gritty Xbox 360 sci-fi combat game with a sorrowful cover of Tears for Fears’ “Mad World.”

The ad was, arguably, more somber than anything in the actual Gears of War game, though franchise sequels have had enough desperate firefights and shocking deaths that it’s become a Gears brand identity. »