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Pennsylvania man accused of stolen valor by falsely claiming to have been Navy SEAL, POW, Silver Star recipient

A Pennsylvania man has been accused of defrauding the Veterans Administration (VA) by falsely claiming to have been a Navy SEAL who had been a “prisoner of war” and a Silver Star recipient.

Richard Meleski, 58, was arrested Monday in Philadelphia on charges of fraud, stolen valor and making false statements. Federal prosecutors say the rip-off, which began in 2010, scammed the VA out of $300,000 in medical benefits.

“These allegations are truly shocking and a huge insult to anybody who has worn our country’s uniform,” U.S. Attorney William McSwain said in a news release.

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The press release said Meleski never served a single day in the U.S. military.

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Navy SEAL trident rests atop a folded American flag. (iStock)

Prosecutors said Meleski also sought benefits for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), claiming that it was brought on by what happened to him when he was serving in Beruit as a Navy SEAL more than 30 years ago.

“In his fabricated description of the incident causing PTSD, defendant Meleski stated, ’18 hr hostile takeover. Became POW, during this tour. Beaten, shot. head injury, tortured. Hospitalized in Germany for injuries sustained. Crushed hand. Shrapnel,'” the indictment alleged.

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“Meleski further falsely stated he was awarded the Nary military award of the Silver Star for rescuing three teammates,” it added.

The indictment also stated that Meleski claimed to have suffered a traumatic brain injury when he escaped captivity in Beirut by jumping out a window with the body of his executed partner on his back.

Authorities accused Meleski of also obtaining Social Security disability payments after testifying about his phony military record before an administrative law judge, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. The hearing was held after his application for benefits was rejected and he appealed.

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Prosecutors filed court papers seeking to detain Meleski without bail, citing his rap sheet which included convictions for arson and stealing a gun that resulted in long prison sentences.

He was last released from prison in 2008, prosecutors said.

His attorney Nancy MacEoin declined to comment in response to an email from Fox News.

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‘Hannity,’ ‘Tucker’ have best months ever as Fox News tops MSNBC, CNN for 215th straight month

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Fox News Channel finished November atop all of basic cable, earning the most total viewers for the 41st straight month, while “Hannity” remained the highest-rated show on cable news and boasted its best month in program history.

Fox News averaged 1.6 million total day viewers, followed by MSNBC’s 1.2 million. No other networks cracked the one-million viewer plateau as ESPN, Hallmark Channel and liberal CNN rounded out the top five. In primetime, Fox News averaged 2.8 million viewers compared to MSNBC’s 2 million and only 999,000 for troubled CNN.

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FNC’s November victory over MSNBC and CNN marked its 215th straight month as the most-watched cable news network in both total day and primetime viewers.

“Hannity” averaged 3.6 million viewers, topping all cable news programs for the eighth consecutive month. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” finished second, averaging 3.4 million viewers for its highest-rated month in program history.

MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” FNC’s “The Five” and “The Ingraham Angle” joined “Hannity” and “Tucker” among the top five.

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The most-watched show on CNN was “Cuomo Prime Time,” which averaged 1.2 million viewers to finish No. 23 in cable news. Chris Cuomo’s program finished behind 14 different Fox News shows and eight MSNBC programs despite being CNN’s most popular show.

“Hannity” was also the most popular program among the key demo of adults age 25-54, averaging 552,000 viewers. “Tucker,” “Maddow,” The Five” and “Ingraham” rounded out the top five and CNN failed to crack the Top 10 programs in the coveted category.

Fox & Friends” averaged 1.7 million viewers, compared to 1.2 million for MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and only 566,000 for CNN’s struggling “New Day.” Weekend shows “Watters World” and “Judge Jeanine” each doubled timeslot competition on both MSNBC and CNN.

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The impeachment hearings before the House Intelligence Committee occurred during the month and Fox News Channel topped broadcast and cable networks, despite MSNBC and CNN endlessly hyping the event as a Super Bowl-like occasion.

FNC’s coverage, featuring Bret Baier, Martha MacCallum, Chris Wallace, Dana Perino, John Roberts, Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith, averaged 2.5 million viewers during the five-day hearing compared to MSNBC’s 2.48 million and third-place CBS’ 1.82 million. ABC averaged 1.75 million viewers to finish fourth, followed by CNN’s 1.68 million and NBC’s 1.58 million.

Fox News also finished the month as the most engaged brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram combined, according to Socialbakers.

All television data courtesy of Nielsen Media Research.

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Cops mourn Krispy Kreme doughnuts that fell from truck

It’s a shame to see something like this right before the holidays.

Police officers in Brookhaven, Ga., shared photos of a tragic scene on Wednesday morning: a truck carrying Krispy Kreme doughnuts accidentally spilled some of its contents onto the road.

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“Just moments ago, your Brookhaven Police officers answered the call each of us fears most,” reads a post containing the photos, which was posted to the Brookhaven Police Department Facebook page. “Dozens of donuts fell from a Krispy Kreme delivery truck as it drove along Peachtree Road. BPD rushed to the scene, but to no avail. We found total carnage; donuts scattered along the curb and into gutter- THE GUTTER, people!

“The response time was stellar, but we couldn’t beat the 5-second-rule,” the post continues. “We are deeply saddened to report that the donuts were a total loss. As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time, and the senseless loss of these delicious pastries has deeply affected all of our officers.”

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The post ended with a simple request: “We ask that you keep our department in your thoughts and prayers as we mourn this terrible moment.”

Luckily for the Brookhaven police, a group of fellow officers had their backs in this time of need. After posting the photos, the Brookhaven police shared an update showing a box of doughnuts that were delivered to their offices, with a caption reading, “Shout out to our friends at Gainesville Police Department for this amazing batch of sympathy doughnuts.”

<img src="https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2019/11/640/320/KrispyBrookhaven.jpg?ve=1&tl=1" alt="The nearby Gainesville Police Department sent along a batch of "sympathy doughnuts" after hearing of the Brookhaven officers’ tragic day.”>

The nearby <a data-cke-saved-href=”https://www.facebook.com/GainesvillePoliceGeorgia/?hc_location=ufi” href=”https://www.facebook.com/GainesvillePoliceGeorgia/?hc_location=ufi”>Gainesville Police Department</a> sent along a batch of “sympathy doughnuts” after hearing of the Brookhaven officers’ tragic day. (Brookhaven Police)

In a statement obtained by Fox News, a spokesperson for the Brookhaven Police has since confirmed there were no non-doughnut injuries as a result of the spillage.

“It appears that the donuts fell from the open door a Krispy Kreme truck. No one was injured and no crashes were reported. Our officers got the debris from the roadway and we thought it was a good chance to engage our community through a lighthearted post!”

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Bald eagle rescued in Missouri after being shot in wing; shooter could face $100G fine

A bald eagle in Missouri was recovering this week after wildlife officials found the bird suffering a shotgun wound to its wing, officials said.

Missouri Department of Conservation Agents Haeley Eichler and Sean Ernst responded Friday to a call about an injured bird near Paris, about 48 miles outside Columbia, the department said.

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The agents discovered an adult female bald eagle in a cornfield with an injured wing, the Missourian reported. The bird, unable to fly, unsuccessfully tried to hop away from the agents.

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Conservation Agents Haeley Eichler and Sean Ernst found and captured the injured bird before sending it for treatment. (Missouri Department of Conservation)

Eichler and Ernst captured the bird, now named Dorothy Parker, and sent it to the University of Missouri’s Raptor Rehabilitation Project in Columbia for treatment, FOX4 Kansas City reported.

The bird was hit in the ulna — a bone in its wing — but the bullet fragments weren’t immediately removed over fears her wing could be further damaged, communications director Tracey Berry told the station Sunday.

She said that vets wrapped the ulna so the bone wouldn’t become displaced, adding that it was too early to tell if the bird would make a full recovery and fly again.

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While bald eagles are no longer listed as an endangered species, the birds are still protected under federal law.

Those who violate the Bald Eagle Protection Act could face a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. A second offense becomes a felony, with 2 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The fines are doubled for organizations.

The conservation agents are investigating in the hopes of finding those responsible.

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“It’s very gratifying knowing that we’re able to rescue such a regal animal,” Ernst told the Missourian. “We hope that we can apprehend the suspects and bring this case to a close.”

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When to Peak? Amy Klobuchar Has Given It Some Thought

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HENNIKER, N.H. — For months, Senator Amy Klobuchar has been the Democratic presidential candidate turning down the music at the party.

As Senator Elizabeth Warren promised “big, structural change,” and Senator Bernie Sanders offered his brand of “political revolution,” Ms. Klobuchar was steadily reminding voters of the factors that have long mattered in national politics, at least before the election of a certain current president: expense, experience and electability.

Now, as the moderate wing of the party reasserts itself in the primary campaign, her message of plain-spoken politics is drawing greater attention.

“What was happening early on was that there was this belief that only those guys had bold ideas,” Ms. Klobuchar, of Minnesota, said in an interview, as she campaigned across New Hampshire this weekend. “I have plans, too. I have bold plans, too. And no one has a monopoly on good ideas.”

As her rivals falter, Ms. Klobuchar has outlasted some national figures, like Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and former Representative Beto O’Rourke, and she is one of just six candidates, so far, to have qualified for the next debate in December. Enough money has flowed in for her to expand her operation; she has doubled her offices in Iowa and her staff in New Hampshire at a time when many of her rivals are worried about contracting. After months stuck toward the bottom of the polls, she has earned around 5 percent in several recent surveys of early-voting states, as voters give her a second look.

And in perhaps the highest mark of progress yet, her strong performance in last week’s debate inspired a spoof on “Saturday Night Live,” albeit one largely focused on her quivering bangs. (Ms. Klobuchar said she was standing under an air vent during the debate and hadn’t used enough hair spray.)

Hoping to ride a wave of post-debate attention, Ms. Klobuchar planned to blaze through New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina this week, stopping briefly in Des Moines for a Thanksgiving Day celebration at the home of her campaign’s state chairwoman.

“I’m hearing more talk about Amy. It’s picked up in the last couple weeks,” said Laurie McCray, the Democratic Party chairwoman in Portsmouth, N.H. “People have heard from the other candidates and they’re still looking.”

The fresh interest comes as Democratic leaders express vocal concerns about whether sweeping progressive policies, like Medicare for all, could hurt the party in key battleground states. As some center-left voters seek an alternative to former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., and as former Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts and former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York have entered the race, the competition to emerge as the party’s moderate standard-bearer has intensified.

Ms. Klobuchar is in the hunt, though far from its leader. Her poll numbers in the early states have doubled, but her single-digit support leaves her solidly in the race’s second tier. She has very little backing from black and Latino voters, a significant portion of the party’s base. At the same time, it’s unclear whether she can pull enough white voters away from Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., the other Midwestern moderate in the race and the current poll-leader in Iowa.

While Ms. Klobuchar’s campaign says it raised $1 million in small-dollar donations in the 24 hours after last week’s debate, enabling her to hire staff in South Carolina and Nevada, her bank account is dwarfed by her rivals’. As of this month, she had $3.7 million in cash on hand, putting her eighth in the field, and more than $20 million behind Mr. Buttigieg.

But supporters of Ms. Klobuchar believe Mr. Buttigieg may have peaked too early. They argue her energy is coming at just the right time, long enough before the Iowa caucuses to allow Ms. Klobuchar to expand her operation but not so early that their momentum is gone by early February, when caucusing and voting begins. Aides are particularly cheered by their internal data showing Ms. Klobuchar as a second or third choice for many expected to caucus in Iowa.

They argue that even a fifth-place finish there could be enough to keep Ms. Klobuchar in the contest, given the size of the field.

“Our momentum says we’re doing pretty damn well in Iowa,” said her state party chairwoman Andy McGuire, who is hosting Ms. Klobuchar, her husband and daughter for Thanksgiving at her home on Thursday. “She’ll at least be in the top five. I think she could be in the top three and that would be wonderful.”

For some voters, going all the way with Amy K. — the slogan for her first election, in fourth grade, and a laugh line in her stump speech — has been a process of elimination, as they search for a candidate they believe best embodies the most prized of all virtues in the primary race: electability.

As he waited for Ms. Klobuchar to address a small crowd on a rainy Friday afternoon, Stan Lloyd, 68, ticked off the qualities that have kept Ms. Klobuchar on his list of potential candidates to support.

She’s a Midwestern woman from a liberal state, allowing her to argue that she can both win in a battleground region and champion progressive values. She touts her long legislative record in the Senate, casting herself as a can-do, results-driven legislator. And, he noted, she’s only 59.

“I’m not interested in another old white man like Bloomberg. I’m sad about Joe. I saw him at a town hall yesterday and it was painful,” said Mr. Lloyd, a retired guidance counselor from Loudon, N.H. “I’ve eliminated a few candidates in my mind. Amy, she’s still in the running.”

Ms. Klobuchar attributes her new momentum to frugality, consistency and a move by voters toward more moderate candidates. She points to her fluency in policy issues and her early and vocal opposition to proposals like free college and Medicare for all.

But the core of her argument remains her contention that she is the most equipped to defeat President Trump, as a Midwestern senator who won counties that supported him. On the campaign trail, she cites recent Democratic victories in Kentucky and Louisiana as signs that the party can win in red states with the right message — and messenger.

As she traveled through New Hampshire, Ms. Klobuchar hoped to tap into the sense of anxiety many Democrats still feel about their 2016 loss, casting herself as the solution to their fears.

“My message to you right here from the start is very profound, we can’t screw this up,” she said. “We cannot eke by with a victory in one state, even if it’s New Hampshire. We have to win big and we have to win across the country.”

Along with questioning the liberal policies put forward by Ms. Warren and Mr. Sanders, Ms. Klobuchar has increasingly begun contrasting herself with the more moderate candidates in the race. During the debate, she went after Mr. Buttigieg’s limited résumé, arguing that women who run for office are held to a higher standard.

While Ms. Klobuchar said she doesn’t want to be seen as “harping” on sexism in politics or “defined” by her gender, she worries that some voters don’t believe a woman can beat Mr. Trump.

“To make the case, you really have to bring people somewhere else in their minds,” she said. “Believe it or not, a woman is the one that can get these suburban and rural voters away from Donald Trump.”

She criticized Mr. Buttigieg again on Friday evening, mentioning a tweet he sent in 2018 saying he backed single-payer health care.

“Now he’s trying to get around it,” she told an audience in Manchester, N.H. “O.K. But I think people are really looking for someone who is true to what they are from the beginning.”

And she took on the nascent candidacy of Mr. Bloomberg and his plans to spend more than $30 million on a single week of television ads, citing her mother, an elementary school teacher, and her father, a newspaperman, as she cast herself as “the opposite of some of these wealthy people running.”

In private conversations, at least one second-tier candidate admitted to being mystified by Ms. Klobuchar’s success, puzzled by her fund-raising numbers and ability to capture attention. In public speeches, some of her rivals urge voters to vote with their hearts, rather than try to predict who can win over swing voters.

That’s an argument that fails to convince even some liberal voters, who say the party must prioritize perceived electoral strength over policy positions.

After hearing Ms. Klobuchar speak, Susan and Roger Shamel, retirees and climate activists, said they were willing to put ideology aside for this election cycle. Four years after supporting Mr. Sanders, they lined up to take a selfie with Ms. Klobuchar.

“Being from the Midwest, and I have a lot of friends and family there, I’m hearing from these people, Warren and Bernie can’t win there,” said Ms. Shamel, who is considering supporting Ms. Klobuchar.

Her husband agreed: “We’ve got to beat Trump no matter what.”

Reid J. Epstein contributed reporting from Washington.

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UN report: World already far behind progress needed to reach Paris climate goals

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The United Nations offered what it called “bleak” findings Tuesday as it warned that the world was headed toward global “extinction” and would need to increase its efforts “fivefold” if nations wanted to reach the temperature reduction goal outlined in the Paris climate agreement.

According to the report, global temperatures are set to rise by 3.2 degrees Celsius by the end of the century — a significantly higher target than Paris’ 1.5 degrees. In order to bridge the gap, the U.N. called for a 7.6 percent per year reduction in emissions between 2020 and 2030.

“Failure to heed these warnings and take drastic action to reverse emissions means we will continue to witness deadly and catastrophic heatwaves, storms and pollution,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned in a press release.

The U.N. warned that the expected temperature increase would translate into “mass extinctions. Large parts of the planet would be uninhabitable.”

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The report came as the debate around climate change began to intensify and the United States officially filed paperwork to remove itself from the 2015 Paris agreement. Progressives, like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., have called for sweeping reforms, arguing that the cost of inaction outweighs the cost of transforming the economy.

Conservatives, meanwhile, have warned about economic consequences and pointed to failed, historical climate predictions as reasons for avoiding drastic change.

While cost estimates for climate plans have varied considerably, the U.N. called for the U.S. to spend between $1.6 trillion and $3.8 trillion annually on energy investments for the next 30 years. That would mean spending as much as $114 trillion by 2050. The report proposed action on “rapid decarbonization of the energy system,” expanding renewable energy, and avoiding future emissions.

“Any transition at this scale is likely to be extremely challenging and will meet a number of economic, political and technical barriers and challenges,” the report acknowledges.

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The report will likely fall on deaf ears in the White House, which has already indicated it’s not willing to risk the economic costs of reform. Democrats in Congress have already pushed bills geared toward reducing emissions but D.C. gridlock has made passage unlikely.

In the U.S., the Green New Deal, which aims to achieve Paris’ temperature reduction goal, has become a model for leading progressive politicians to pursue in order to address climate change.

The right-leaning Heritage Foundation tried using a government model for predicting the economic cost of reaching Ocasio-Cortez’s emissions goal through carbon taxes. It crashed and showed that just a 58 percent reduction would, by 2040, cost the economy $15 trillion in lost gross domestic product and an average of 1.1 million jobs per year. The average family of four would also see a total income loss of $165,000, or nearly $8,000 each year.

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The U.N., like U.S. progressives, argued the economic benefits of energy transformation would be enormous.

“Analysis by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate estimates that ambitious climate action could generate $26 trillion in economic benefits between now and 2030 and create 65 million jobs by 2030, while avoiding 700,000 premature deaths from air pollution,” the report claimed.

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Census Bureau Emails Prove DOJ Repeatedly Lied About Origins of Citizenship Question

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Texas Republican Party plans to build phony campaign websites loaded with negative information about Democrats

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I’m Courtney Subramanian, a White House correspondent for USA TODAY. For the last few weeks I’ve been focused on marathon public impeachment hearings. Ask me anything!

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Trump tweeted this just a couple of hours ago, I’ll quote the tweet below for those unable to access Twitter.

…lawyer has already stated that I did nothing wrong. John Bolton is a patriot and may know that I held back the money from Ukraine because it is considered a corrupt country, & I wanted to know why nearby European countries weren’t putting up money also. Likewise, I would….

“I held back the money from Ukraine because it is considered a corrupt country”

Are tweets like these actively being used as evidence against Trump in the impeachment inquiries? If no, why not and will they be in the future? Have we ever witnessed someone so blatantly admitting to the crime(s) they’re accused of committing?

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Blake Shelton on his worst ‘Voice’ call: ‘Can’t think of a dumber decision’

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Blake Shelton is opening up about the worst decision he’s ever made on “The Voice.”

On Monday’s episode of the popular singing competition, Shelton took a humble dig at himself when addressing teen pop singer Joana Martinez.

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Martinez, who was initially a member of Shelton’s team before defecting to Gwen Stefani’s, performed a rendition of Selena’s “Dreaming of You” that made Shelton come clean about his biggest mistake on the show so far.

“Joana, I can’t think of a dumber decision I’ve made in the history of this show than letting you go from my team. Every week, it’s not that you get better, because you’ve always been great — but you’re just coming into your moment on this show,” the “Austin” singer said.

“[Martinez] was actually perfection tonight,” Stefani, Shelton’s girlfriend, noted. “I was thinking, ‘Did Blake give me her as a present?’”

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Martinez was in the bottom three during last week’s episode of “The Voice” before rebounding and wowing judges this week.

Though Shelton lost Martinez to his girlfriend’s team, the two have still maintained a courteous relationship amidst the competition. In early November, Shelton gave a speech on the show that moved Stefani to tears.

Stefani, 50, had to choose one of her two remaining team members for Season 17, Destiny Rayne or Rose Short, to move on from the Knockout Rounds to the live show. The former No Doubt singer was having trouble choosing between the two and turned to her fellow coaches, Shelton, John Legend and Kelly Clarkson for advice.

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As he voiced his opinion of the performers, Shelton said, “Rose, I couldn’t be happier for you, that you have Gwen as your coach,” Shelton, 43, chimed in, per Entertainment Tonight. “Because I’ve had Gwen as my best friend, and I can see the effect that it has on somebody, the way she helps you to believe in yourself.”

“I guess I’m gonna cry over here!” Gwen said.

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Clarkson called the moment “very sweet” and Legend jokingly added that he was surprised that Shelton “actually has a heart!”

Fox News’ Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.

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