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Fiona, a baby Nile Hippopotamus, swims through her enclosure as visitors look on at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Cincinnati. Fiona, born six weeks prematurely at 29 pounds, well below the common 50-100 pound range, and required nonstop critical care by zookeepers to ensure her survival has become a international celebrity. She will reach her first birthday on Jan. 24. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
January 19, 2018 - 9:24 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — Some days, it's more like being a Hollywood star's agent than a communications official for the zoo. That's what happens when your prematurely born hippopotamus becomes a global celebrity. The Cincinnati Zoo has a day of festivities ready for Fiona's first birthday party Saturday...
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December 29, 2017 - 10:55 am
UNDATED: over four seasons ___ June 1 — Roberto De Vicenzo, 94, known has much for his scorecard error at the Masters as his British Open victory. De Vicenzo amassed 230 titles worldwide, mostly in South America, but he achieved fame on the biggest stages in golf. He outlasted Jack Nicklaus to win...
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In this Dec. 14, 2017 photo, a snowy owl flies away after being released along the shore of Duxbury Beach in Duxbury, Mass. The owl is one of 14 trapped so far this winter at Boston's Logan Airport and moved to the beach on Cape Cod Bay. The large white raptors from the Arctic have descended on the northern U.S. in huge numbers in recent weeks, giving researchers opportunities to study them. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
December 22, 2017 - 7:40 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Scott Judd trained his camera lens on the white dot in the distance. As he moved up the Lake Michigan shoreline, the speck on a breakwater came into view and took his breath away: it was a snowy owl, thousands of miles from its Arctic home. "It was an amazing sight," said Judd, a...
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In this Dec. 14, 2017 photo, a snowy owl flies away after being released along the shore of Duxbury Beach in Duxbury, Mass. The owl is one of 14 trapped so far this winter at Boston's Logan Airport and moved to the beach on Cape Cod Bay. The large white raptors from the Arctic have descended on the northern U.S. in huge numbers in recent weeks, giving researchers opportunities to study them. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
December 21, 2017 - 7:15 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Scott Judd trained his camera lens on the white dot in the distance. As he moved up the Lake Michigan shoreline, the speck on a breakwater came into view and took his breath away: it was a snowy owl, thousands of miles from its Arctic home. "It was an amazing sight," said Judd, a...
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In this June 24, 2017 photo provided by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, ivory products are on sale with price tags, at an antiques fairs in Tokyo. A conservation group says Japan’s lax controls over its domestic stock of ivory are encouraging illegal exports to other countries and undermining efforts to end trafficking in elephant tusks. A report supported by the World Wildlife Fund said researchers found antiques companies were buying a large number of elephant tusks that are not registered as required by law. Hundreds of ivory items are being sold by e-commerce sites, often to visitors from other Asian countries such as China. (TRAFFIC via AP)
December 20, 2017 - 3:28 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's lax controls over its domestic stock of ivory are encouraging illegal exports to other countries and undermining efforts to end trafficking in elephant tusks, a report said Wednesday. The report, compiled with support by the World Wildlife Fund, said researchers found antique...
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A door opens to the "Exodus" section at the end of the "Passover" presentation inside the Museum of the Bible, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Washington. The project is largely funded by the conservative Christian owners of the Hobby Lobby crafts chain. Hobby Lobby president Steve Green says the aim is to educate not evangelize. But skeptics call the project a Christian ministry disguised as a museum. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 16, 2017 - 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight years ago, Hobby Lobby president Steve Green found a new way to express his Christian faith. His family's $4 billion arts and craft chain was already known for closing stores on Sundays, waging a Supreme Court fight over birth control and donating tens of millions of dollars...
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An exhibit discussing slavery and the Bible in the United States is displayed inside the Museum of the Bible, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Washington. The museum was built by the owners of Hobby Lobby, cost $500 million to build, covers 430,000 square feet and is a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 16, 2017 - 3:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The massive Museum of the Bible, scheduled to open Friday in Washington, has three main exhibit floors, lecture and meeting space, restaurants and a rooftop garden, a ballroom and a 472-seat theater with wraparound projection walls. The museum is located three blocks from the...
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This circa 1940s photo provided by the Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society shows Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society representatives Samuel Kalesky and Helen Alpert with a young child. The society is celebrating the launch on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, of its new Jewish Heritage Center containing about 1.2 million documents that includes the records of the area's Jewish philanthropies, publications, synagogues, and even the personal papers of some of the region's prominent Jewish citizens. (Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society via AP)
November 15, 2017 - 12:38 am
BOSTON (AP) — The vibrant and influential history of New England's Jewish population chronicled in a vast repository of documents stored at the New England Historic Genealogical Society is being celebrated Wednesday. The Jewish Heritage Center at the Boston-based genealogical society is not just a...
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In this Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 photo, pigeon breeder Eduardo Montufar lets loose his pigeon named The Mexican, whose wings were dyed red and blue, from his home's roof in Havana, Cuba. Contesting breeders release their birds to see who can out-fly and out-maneuver their rivals and win over females. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
November 10, 2017 - 12:02 am
HAVANA (AP) — It may be a tranquil day on the streets of the Cuban capital, but up in the sky it's an avian war zone. Pigeons lovingly raised and trained in rooftop pens are turned loose across the city. The gray and white birds dart through the air in feats of aerial acrobatics, competing to see...
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Britain's Prince Harry and First Lady of the United States Melania Trump hold a bilateral meeting ahead of the start of the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada, Saturday Sept. 23, 2017. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
September 23, 2017 - 8:56 pm
TORONTO (AP) — U.S. first lady Melania Trump on Saturday encouraged the American team participating in an Olympic-style competition for wounded service members and veterans to take their "fighting spirit" and "bring home the gold." Mrs. Trump also applauded the team members for their contributions...
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