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WASHINGTON (AP) The stay of Washington's two beloved pandas is being extended, thanks to a deal signed today by the National Zoo and Chinese conservation officials. 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 firet joined the Post's board in 1974 and his company Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated owns 1.7 million Washington Post shares.

WASHINGTON (AP) Visitors taking public tours of the White House today were greeted by the first lady. Michelle Obama is marking the second anniversary of her husband's inauguration by surprising visitors to the White House.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 1

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The social networking site will not change its requirement for people to use "real" names on their profiles, but it will adjust how alleged violations are reported and enforced.

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