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Thieves Make Off With Elephant Tusks, Gift To D.C. From Ethiopian Emperor

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D.C. Police are asking for the public's help in tracking down a set of ivory tusks stolen from the Wilson Building in August of last year.

The elephant tusks were given to the city as a gift from the Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I during a world tour in 1954.

Police report that the tusks were stolen some time between Aug. 12 and Aug. 27, when the theft was discovered. As to why the announcement was made today, months after the robbery was discovered, police spokeswoman Saray Leon declined to comment.

There's a $1,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest and conviction. Those with information are urged to send in their tip to D.C. Crime Solvers.

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Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Presidents And Food?

It's week two of the party conventions, and all these speeches are making us hungry. So we made a quiz to test your savvy about presidents and our favorite topic, food.
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Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

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Police Use Fingertip Replicas To Unlock A Murder Victim's Phone

Michigan State University engineers tried 3-D-printed fingertips and special conductive replicas of the victim's fingerprints to crack the biometric lock on his Samsung Galaxy phone.

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