1. The Smithsonian National Zoo re-opened to visitors Friday after being closed during the government shutdown.
2. The zoo was closed for nearly 3 weeks. It opened a day after most furloughed government workers returned to work.
4. The zoo is offering a ten percent discount on food and merchandise through Sunday.
- Donald Trump promised insurance for everyone this weekend, but Senate Republicans say they assume he misspoke.
- President Barack Obama shortened Chelsea Manning's 35-year sentence for leaking documents to WikiLeaks. She'll be freed in May.
- Blue Lies Matter: Video finally proved that police officers lie — and why they get away with it.
- A Toronto man is on a mission to bathe at a different stranger's house every day this month. And so far, so good 🛀