The Cincinnati Zoo had to euthanize one of the world’s most famous endangered Sumatran rhinos, Ipuh, who in 2001 became the first male Sumatran rhino to sire offspring in captivity since the 19th century. Zookeepers noticed his health declining in December. Today, there are only 10 Sumatran rhinos living in captivity and fewer than 200 in the wild.
The U.S. Senate passed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, considered perhaps the greatest advancement against domestic violence in U.S.
history, even though 22 senators — shockingly, all Republican men — voted against it. WORLD -2
The World Wildlife Fund has named Cincinnati a finalist in its 2013 Earth Hour City Challenge, which recognizes community efforts to move toward a 100 percent renewable energy future; Chicago and San Francisco are also finalists. CINCINNATI +2
A British couple was struck and killed in a road accident in Thailand while embarking on a round-the-world cycling odyssey — they’d begun in July 2011 and had already made it through Europe, the Middle East, China and Central Asia. WORLD -2
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