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As the Zoo says farewell to three giant pandas, explore images and video clips of the lovable bears.
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On this day in 1862, President Lincoln signed the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation to free enslaved people held in the Confederacy.
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Get to know notable Latina women who have made an impact on U.S. history and culture.
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