1. At 10 a.m. ET, the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington unlocked its gates for the first time in 16 days.
We are OPEN! Come visit the animals!
3. More than a few people showed up to welcome the animals back after the government shut them down earlier this month.
5. Visitors received a warm welcome from the National Zoo staff.
11. The media covering the reopening seems to have developed an acute case of PANDA-MONIUM.
- Some 150 migrants stranded in the French city of Calais stormed the Channel Tunnel on Saturday in an attempt to make it to British territory.
- One person was killed and two others were seriously injured Friday when an air medical transport helicopter crashed in Colorado.
- Popular sections of Reddit went dark this week as confusion and protests swept the site.