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WASHINGTON (AP) National Zoo and Chinese conservation officials have signed a deal extending the stay of Washington's two beloved pandas. The $2.75 million deal was signed today by the Smithsonian National Zoo and China Wildlife Conservation Association

WASHINGTON (AP) Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is leaving the board of the Washington Post Company Buffett, whose company Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated owns 1.7 million Washington Post shares, first joined the Post's board in 1974, and except for one eight-year break he has remained on the board since then.

WASHINGTON (AP) Michelle Obama is marking the second anniversary of her husband's inauguration by surprising visitors to the White House. The first lady, along with dog Bo, is greeting visitors who are taking public tours of the White House today.

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