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What To Expect When Your Orangutans Are Expecting? Check Their Gift Registry

A pair of orangutans at a zoo in Waco, Texas, is expecting a baby. Naturally the zoo has set up a gift registry for the couple. Laura Klutts, one of the zoo's trainers, says there's a good reason why.

Kefa Jawish takes pictures of the rubble as she heads with her husband to check their house for the first time in four years in Aleppo's northeastern Haydariya neighborhood on Dec. 4. Youssef Karwashan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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They Said 'Never Again'

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Tendrils Ben Monder
Oh, What a Beautiful Morning Ben Monder
The Nutcracker: Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy Timothy Day & Sonos Handbell Ensemble
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'Bars Medley': Classic Literature Remixed Into Hip-Hop And Verse

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Hit Me The Whigs

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What To Expect When Your Orangutans Are Expecting? Check Their Gift Registry

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Carol of the Bells [Instrumental] John Fahey & Richard Ruskin
O Holy Night John Fahey

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Donald Trump Ordered For Deposition In D.C. Hotel Restaurant Case

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Candlelight Suite Corey Henry
Feeling Tramazin Corey Henry
Thespian Espionage The Marcus King Band
Mozart: 3 German Dances K605: No. 3 In C "Sleighride" Boston Pops Orchestra
Roofdogs Pat Metheny

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Neil Diamond On Loving Christmas Music As A Jew

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Christmas in Killarney Neil Diamond
Sweet Caroline Chet Atkins

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