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When Pulitzer winner Patrick Farrell saw the painting on a Port-au-Prince wall, he waited for the right moment, then started snapping.
At the zoo, pandas typically don’t go on juice cleanses, and hippopotamuses don’t adhere to a GMO-free diet. But they do need someone to prepare food for them. That’s where Hannah Hayes stepped in. Her first job was a zoo chef.
Hayes recalls walking into the zoo kitchen every morning and reading the recipes listed on a whiteboard that wrapped around the room. Each animal has its own specific diet to follow.
"I’d make fruit salad for parrots, I would create pine cones covered in peanut butter with chocolate chips or whatever the bears wanted to eat. I often would go into the freezer to get out dead baby mice for the snakes," Hayes says.
Being a chef for a variety of animals can be a pretty daunting task, but she also found it very rewarding.
"By the end of it, I think I felt pretty empowered about what I could accomplish. It made me feel empowered in the kitchen essentially, that I could create things," Hayes says.
A half-century ago, Japan and South Korea normalized diplomatic ties. But to celebrate, both are having to put aside longstanding bitterness that's never completely gone away.
The 60-37 vote clears away procedural hurdles for legislation that would allow the president to negotiate trade pacts and then put them on a so-called fast track through Congress.
The Solar Impulse, an aircraft that generates power solely from the sun's energy, will leave on a trip of some 115 hours between Nagoya, Japan, and Hawaii.
The cause was complications from diabetes, his publicist said in a statement. Van Patten is perhaps best known for the role of Tom Bradford on ABC's Eight Is Enough.
While the Obama administration maintains it will not negotiate with terrorists, it will allow families to negotiate on their own for release of their children taken hostage.
The view captured by the Dawn spacecraft this month "shows even more small spots in the crater than were previously visible," NASA says.