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It's #NationalPuppyDay: Celebrate with 10 of the best pups from our archives

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Hang in there; you’re half way through the week. Fortunately, today is a day to celebrate. It is National Puppy Day. We dug through the USA TODAY archives and gathered 10 of our best puppies to bring you some midweek joy.

But we would be remiss if we didn’t tell you about National Puppy Day’s mission. Today isn’t merely a day to celebrate tiny canine cuteness, but to encourage prospective pet owners to adopt puppies instead of buying them. Animal rights groups have adopted the “Adopt Don’t Shop” slogan to spread awareness of inhumane practices at puppy mills, which often supply dogs sold online and at pet stores.

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Slugger doggo 

Baltimore Orioles puppy Angel plays with a ball as she entertains fans during batting practice before a game against the Boston Red Sox at Ed Smith Stadium on Feb. 23, 2020.

Sun’s out tongue’s out 

Americans love dogs. The American Veterinary Medical Association reports that over 48 million American households have one, and many have more than one.

Don’t put all your puppies in one basket

One Shiba Inu puppy playfully bites another as they sit in a basket outdoors.

Ready for the Christmas party 

French Bulldog puppy in red Christmas sweater

Tug of war! 

Puppies on the first day of Duke Puppy Kindergarten on Feb. 17, 2020, at Duke University in Durham, N.C.

Fetch!

Miniature Schnauzer     • Weight:  11-20 pounds     • Life expectancy: 12-15 years Despite its old man face, walrus mustache, and bushy eyebrows, the miniature schnauzer has many qualities that earn it a place on our list. It's small and sturdy, intelligent and affectionate, energetic and playful. It's classed by the AKC in the terrier group, and while it has different traits from the terrier breeds on our list, it shares their puppy qualities and appeal.

Puppy on my shoulder

Amanda Bays of Red House, W.Va., holds 8-week-old Harold on her shoulder as she adopts the puppy at the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association in Charleston, W.Va., on Jan. t20.

Goal line stand 

Chorizo (left) faces off with Moby (right) in the end zone while holing a toy in his mouth. ORG XMIT: Producer Deliverable [Via MerlinFTP Drop]

Puppy’s play

French bulldog puppy in 'Chucky' costume is hilariously frightening

Presidential Pupper

Commander, a purebred German shepherd puppy and the newest member of President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden's family, plays on the South Lawn of the White House on Dec. 24, 2021.

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I'm among the rideshare drivers living in fear, demanding safer work conditions

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Uber, Lyft safety: I’m mom of three. I need to know I’ll make it home.

Uber, Lyft made safety improvements, but many of those protect riders more than drivers. But drivers are also in danger.

Naomi Ogutu is a member of Justice for App Workers.

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I’ve been a rideshare driver in New York City for six years, and I take pride in my job and helping my passengers get where they need to go safely. But my safety is not a guarantee. I’m a mom of three. I need to know that I’ll make it home to my kids at the end of each night. 

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'A bad déjà vu': Under the crush of Western sanctions, Russians fear a return to dark economic days

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Russians fear toll of sanctions triggered by Putin’s Ukraine invasion

Harsh sanctions from Western nations on Russia have reminded citizens of the country’s 1998 debt crisis.

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  • McDonalds and other American businesses have closed in Russia amid its invasion into Ukraine.
  • One expert estimates more than 200,000 Russians have left the country since the start of the war.
  • To counter economic turmoil, Putin has demand “unfriendly” countries pay for natural gas exports in rubles.

The once bustling corner of Moscow’s central Tverskaya Street looked deserted on Wednesday, as Russia’s first-ever McDonald’s franchise – opened in 1990 in a move that symbolized the Soviet Union’s opening to the West – shut its doors.

A large mural depicting a giant, Soviet-era medal – the Order of Victory, the highest military decoration awarded in World War II — loomed over over the empty sidewalk.

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