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National Zoo Panda Cub Weighs Nearly 10 Pounds

The giant panda cub now weighs 9.68 pounds and measures 18.11 inches.
Brittany Steff, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
The giant panda cub now weighs 9.68 pounds and measures 18.11 inches.

Vets at the National Zoo say the cub weighed in this week at a little more than 9 pounds and its nose is starting to lose its pink color and turn black like an adult panda.

The panda cub was born Aug. 23 and is only the second surviving panda cub born at the zoo. The cub is expected to make her public debut in early 2014.

The zoo is currently letting the public vote on her name. The winning name will be revealed Dec. 1.

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Not My Job: We Quiz Lena Headey On Games Worse Than 'Game Of Thrones'

Game of Thrones may have killed off many major characters, but the manipulative, scheming Queen Cersei is still standing. We've invited Headey to play a game called "You win and you die."
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After Introducing Changes, Keurig Sales Continue To Fall

Despite America's high coffee consumption, Keurig reported disappointing sales this week. Even during its popular holiday selling period, the numbers haven't perked up in recent years.
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Do Political TV Ads Still Work?

TV ads are a tried-and-true way for politicians to get their message out. But in this chaotic presidential primary, are they still effective?
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Twitter Says It Has Shut Down 125,000 Terrorism-Related Accounts

The announcement comes just weeks after a woman sued Twitter, saying the platform knowingly let ISIS use the network "to spread propaganda, raise money and attract recruits."

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