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2015/07/01 05:17
2015/07/01 05:17
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Two Waldorf sisters set out June 18 to perform random acts of kindness around the community, foregoing a trip to the National Zoo. While their mother Maxine Griffin Somerville was out of town for...
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2015/06/29 20:15
2015/06/29 20:15
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Anjalee is a baby elephant – eight years old. She was flown to New Zealand on March 13, this year, amidst appeals from conservationists and animal rights activists to stop her relocation, in the...
2015/06/29 01:08
2015/06/29 01:08
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The light was fading from the sky when we drove onto the ferry on the mainland side of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. The moon was rising in front of us, and dolphins surfaced in the dark water. As...
2015/06/27 14:46
2015/06/27 14:46
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John Berry ... nominated to be the United States' ambassador to Australia. Photo: Director of the Office of Personnel Management Gay marriage campaigners hope the nomination of the first openly gay...
2015/06/26 17:20
2015/06/26 17:20
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The 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Dr. David Skorton. (Carolyn Kaster/AP) It’s enough to overwhelm anyone, even the former president of an Ivy League university. So we asked a few of...
2015/06/26 04:38
2015/06/26 04:38
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The number of home-schooled students in Fairfax County has more than doubled in the last decade. The number in the county increased by 125 percent, from 1,306 in the 2005-06 school year to 2,936 this...
2015/06/26 00:46
2015/06/26 00:46
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Three cheetah cubs, born in November 2004, lean against their mother during a preview showing at the National Zoo in February 2005 in Washington D.C. Today there are just 12,400 cheetahs remaining in...
2015/06/24 05:46
2015/06/24 05:46
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A hazard reduction burn near Lake Burley Griffin Wednesday night may push smoke across Canberra. The ACT Rural Fire Service will burn six piles of small organic material in a cleared paddock between...
2015/06/21 09:51
2015/06/21 09:51
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Heritage: Historians track the life and crimes of ‘Texas Jack’ Alexander 'Texas Jack' Wardlaw pictured on his immgration card in August 1942 Historians Dick Weindling and Marianne Colloms provide us...
2015/06/20 01:58
2015/06/20 01:58
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Here's More Proof Earth Is in Its 6th Mass Extinction Mei Xiang, a giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C. There are fewer than 2,500 mature giant...
2015/06/17 17:51
2015/06/17 17:51
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National Air and Space Museum Repair Has ‘Huge’ Price Sen. Patrick Leahy, right, tours the National Air and Space Museum with its chief curator in 2013. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Approaching its...
2015/06/13 04:17
2015/06/13 04:17
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Citi celebrates its 10th annual Global Community Day, as more than 77,000 Citi volunteers in 487 cities spanning 93 countries and territories engage in service...
2015/06/11 16:24
2015/06/11 16:24
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Giant panda cub Bao Bao outside with her mom Mei Xiang, Jan. 7, 2014. (Charles Dharapak/AP) For humans, either you’re pregnant or you’re not. There’s no waffling. But not so for giant...
2015/06/11 15:21
2015/06/11 15:21
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From curious pandas to roaring cheetahs and mustachioed monkeys, stunning shots capture the beauty of animals kept in captivity A clash of zebras, rare Amur tiger cub and spotted moth are among the...
2015/06/06 16:49
2015/06/06 16:49
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A trio of brothers now greets visitors at a Pennsylvania zoo. The red pandas – an endangered species resembling a raccoon that feeds on bamboo traditionally found in southwestern Asia – came to the...
2015/06/06 12:20
2015/06/06 12:20
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SULLIVAN — Big, spitting camels people should never get too close to, zebras that could suffer from sunburn, no guarantee that a wild animal wouldn't escape, the potential for injuries and lawsuits —...
2015/06/04 23:45
2015/06/04 23:45
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Melbourne Zoo’s newest primate baby, a three week-old Colobus monkey, is held in the arms of her mother Clover, in Melbourne on June 29, 2011. Keepers have not been able to determine the sex of the...
2015/06/03 20:15
2015/06/03 20:15
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Destinations within reach of central New Jersey include the 47-mile Pine Creek Gorge, left, which is surrounded by 165,000 acres of Tioga State Forest in Pennsylvania, and the National Museum of the...
2015/06/01 10:44
2015/06/01 10:44
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SICK SAMSON: The juvenile elephant on the right, Samson, nearly died from an endotheliotropic herpesvirus infection at Baltimore’s Maryland Zoo.THE MARYLAND ZOO IN BALTIMORE In late February 2013,...
2015/06/01 07:57
2015/06/01 07:57
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Most babies in the United States are born on a weekday, with the highest percentages delivered between 8 and 9 a.m., and from noon to 1 p.m., according to a report by the National Center for Health...
2015/07/01 05:17
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