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National Zoo's panda cub dies

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The panda cub born at the National Zoo last week has died, officials said. The unnamed cub was last heard vocalizing shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday. At about 9:17 a.m., zookeepers and volunteers heard the mother, Mei Xiang, make a honking noise, which was determined to be a distress call. Staff immediately implemented emergency procedures, zoo officials said. Mei Xiang was distracted, and the cub...

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