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National Zoo Vet: Panda Cub Had Abnormal Liver

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The head veterinarian at the National Zoo in Washington says the week-old panda cub who died Sunday had an abnormal liver, but the cause of its death is still unknown. Doctors say the baby’s liver was discolored and hard. The cub also had fluid in its abdomen, another unusual condition for baby pandas. Condolences from […]

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Week-old Panda Cub in Washington Zoo Dies

Posted September 23rd, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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There is sad news from the National Zoo in Washington — the giant panda cub born last week has died. Zookeepers say they heard the baby’s mother, Mei Xiang, giving a distress call Sunday morning. Veterinarians tried to restart the cub’s heart and tried other lifesaving methods, but to no avail. The zoo calls the […]

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Somalia Theater Re-Opens in Mogadishu After 20 years

Posted March 20th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Somali officials have re-opened the country’s national theater after more than 20 years, despite continuing attacks by the Islamist militant group al-Shabab. The venue in the capital, Mogadishu, formally opened on Monday, with hundreds gathering under an open roof destroyed during the country’s civil war. Colorfully dressed artists performed during a televised concert, which was […]

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President Obama, Top Leaders Gather for National Prayer Breakfast

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama gathered in Washington with top leaders Thursday for the annual National Prayer Breakfast. In his speech, President Obama stressed that God can play a critical role in everyone’s life, no matter one’s religious beliefs. He said all people can benefit by listening to “our creator” and […]

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Obama Family Lights National Christmas Tree

Posted December 1st, 2011 at 10:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The Christmas season officially came to Washington Thursday when U.S. President Barack Obama and his family lit the National Christmas Tree. The eight meter tall spruce, covered by blue and green lights and topped by a dazzling white star, is standing in its traditional place on an area behind the White House called the Ellipse. […]

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Accident Forces Relocation of Washington September 11th Events

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities at the earthquake-damaged Washington National Cathedral on Thursday said that September 11th anniversary ceremonies will be relocated because a crane collapsed while doing repairs. U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to appear at Sunday’s “Concert of Hope,” which will now be held at the Kennedy Center performing arts venue. A Friday concert honoring the […]

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Macedonia to Celebrate 20 Years of Independence

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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Macedonia is set to celebrate its independence day – and rile neighboring Greece – by officially unveiling a controversial statue in its capital city of Skopje. Thursday, Macedonia marks 20 years of independence from the former Yugoslavia. As part of the celebrations, the government is showing off its capital city renovation project, known as “Skopje […]

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