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Watch: San Diego Zoo panda cub crawling, ‘making progress’

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The San Diego Zoo’s 11-week-old panda cub is “making progress” and has started crawling, according to a video update released Thursday.

“Certainly the front legs wanna get up and go,” said Senior Veterinarian PK Robbins. “The back legs sort of got a litle bit left behind, but he’s definitely learning. He’s getting those skill-sets that he needs, and he’s a pretty active little dude.”

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The male cub, born July 29, is the sixth cub born to 21-year-old Bai Yun. Bai Yun, the still-unnamed cub and his five siblings, as well as Bai Yun’s regular mate, Gao Gao, will be in San Diego thru next year as part of an exchange program.

As of this week, the cub is 21.6 inches (55 centimeters) long and weighs 7.2 pounds (3.3 kilograms), but Robbins said he is becoming more active.

“I would say he’s making progress,” Robbins said. “He’s kind of at that awkward toddler status where some limbs work better than others.”

Watch video of the young panda learning to getting around, released by the San Diego Zoo Thursday, below.

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[h/t KNSD-TV]

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Bill Maher rips Trump and ‘the gang that couldn’t do treason straight’ on Real Time

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HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher ripped the incompetence of the Trump administration after acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney confessed that there was a quid pro quo with Ukraine in Rudy Giuliani's search for foreign election assistance.

"It's not just that he's always breaking the law, it's that he obviously wants you to know about it," Maher said. "The Joker doesn't want to get caught this bad."

"This is Trump's definition of three-dimensional chess, 'I'm going to distract you from impeaching me by committing more crimes," he said.

"It's like he comes home and Melania says to him, 'you have lipstick on your color,' and he says, 'you should see my d*ck,'" Maher said.

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Michael Moore predicts Mick Mulvaney will get into Heaven after confessing Trump’s quid pro quo

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Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore predicted acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney will ascend to Heaven in the afterlife during a Friday interview on MSNBC's "The Beat" with Ari Melber.

The host played a clip of Mulvaney admitting Trump's quid pro quo while seeking foreign election assistance from Ukraine.

"This man obviously is going to be admitted into Heaven," Moore said. "You know, he told the truth."

"If there was a movie version of this, somebody stuck him with a needle just before he walked out onto the stage there, a truth serum needle, and he just went on and on saying, 'Yeah, that’s what we do. Yeah, of course.' Essentially admitting there is a quid pro quo. In fact, there are many quid pro quos."

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‘I don’t think he knows what he’s doing’: Ex-Trump advisor rips the ‘cascading crisis’ of his ‘strategic disaster’

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President Donald Trump received harsh criticism from a former top Middle East advisor for the ethnic cleansing campaign Turkey is waging against the Kurds in Syria.

MSNBC's Chuck Todd interviewed Brett McGurk, the former special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL.

"The truth of the matter is when President Trump announced to the world last December that we were leaving Syria and he arbitrarily cut our force reportedly in half, which is already a small force, we lost all of our leverage and influence," McGurk argued. "And he really threw it out the window on this call on October 6th."

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