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Giant panda gives birth at D.C. zoo

Giant panda gives birth at D.C. zoo

A giant panda at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington gave birth Friday to her third cub. The zoo said Mei Xiang picked the cub up immediately and began cradling and caring for it. The cub's gender wasn't immediately known. Mei Xiang previously gave birth to two cubs. Tai Shan was born in 2005 and a weekold cub died last September.

WWII veteran beaten to death in Spokane

Police in Spokane, Wash., arrested one of two teenagers suspected of fatally beating an 88-year-old veteran of World War II who had survived the battle for Okinawa. Two 16-year-old boys approached Delbert Belton in his car at random Wednesday night outside a lodge as he was waiting for a friend, according to police. He was found by police with serious head injuries and died Thursday.

By the numbers


Amount New York City paid to feed, house and guard each inmate last year, according to a study by the city's Independent Budget Office. The city's jail population is about 12,000.

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