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The Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., is reopening to the public on Friday. "We haven't seen the cats get superexcited about seeing people, but that's honestly to be expected," says curator Craig Saffoe. "Cats, whether they're your cats at home or giant cats like ours, are cats." Above, Luke, an African lion. Mehgan Murphy/Smithsonian's National Zoo hide caption

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As Zoos Cautiously Reopen, Humans Are Excited, Big Cats Seem Ambivalent

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In the early 1900s, educator Booker T. Washington and Sears Roebuck president Julius Rosenwald built schools across the South for African American students. May's Lick Rosenwald School, in Maysville, Ky., was built in 1921, and it has received one of 27 preservation grants from the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund. Mays Lick Community Development Board/African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund hide caption

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Grant Imahara arrives at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles in September 2013. Matt Sayles/Invision/AP hide caption

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'Mythbusters' Star Grant Imahara, Electrical Engineer And Robotics Wiz, Dies At 49

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Billy Smith counts rows in the knit structure of a mask to ensure that specifications for fit and sizing meet company standards. Nick Rubalcava/Bilio hide caption

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Want To Create A Better Mask? It's Harder Than It Seams

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President David Rubin speaks onstage during the 11th Annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on October 27, 2019 in Hollywood, Calif. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Famous For His Monumental Works Of Art, Christo Dies At 84

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Questlove has written two cookbooks, and pre-pandemic, was a frequent potluck host. Michael Baca hide caption

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'Food Is Social Adhesive,' So Questlove Is Hosting A Virtual Potluck

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Greg Daniels talks over a script with actor Robbie Amell on the set of Upload. Katie Yu/Amazon Studios, Prime Video hide caption

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Greg Daniels Moves His Comedic Spotlight To Absurdity In The Afterlife

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Singer Little Richard making peace sign and wearing an outlandish outfit as he prepares to perform at Wembley Stadium, 1972. (Photo by Rosemary Matthews/Keystone Features/Getty Images) Rosemary Matthews/Getty Images hide caption

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Little Richard, The 'King And Queen' Of Rock And Roll, Dead At 87

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Comedy Clubs Are Closed, So To Reach Audiences, Comics Have To Improvise

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An empty road in Kissimmee, Fla., leads into a Disney resort that's closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. "None of us could've imagined the suffering and sacrifice that we're now seeing around the world," the CEO said on an earnings call. Daniel Slim /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Disney Expects Losses 'As Much As $1.4 Billion' In 2nd Quarter Of 2020

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Walt Disney Co. To Report 2nd-Quarter Earnings Amid The Coronavirus Crisis

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Actors, Singers Raise Money For CDC Charity With Virtual Seder

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Alan Zweibel chronicles four decades of comedic collaborations in his new memoir Laugh Lines. Jill Lotenberg/Abrams hide caption

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It's 'Alchemy': Alan Zweibel Explains How He Helps 'Funny People Be Funnier'

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