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Fiona the baby hippo shows off her moves.

WATCH: After Health Scare, Fiona The Baby Hippo Goes For A Dip

So, a baby bongo, eh? Sure, the tiny bounding antelope born recently to the Los Angeles Zoo is cute — but the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden may have just done them one better: a tiny one-month-old hippopotamus named Fiona, making her parents proud by stepping back into the pool.

On Friday, the zoo celebrated the baby hippo's return to pool time with a video of the big moment, which can be watched at the top of this page.

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez looks on while visiting La Cocina on January 22, 2014 in San Francisco.

WATCH LIVE: Former Obama Labor Secretary Perez Wins DNC Chairmanship

3:23 p.m. ET: Perez wins DNC chairmanship, names Ellison deputy

Former Obama Labor Secretary Tom Perez won the DNC chairmanship on second round.

It was met by protest from about a dozen Ellison supporters, who chanted, repeatedly, "Not big money, party for the people."

They were shushed and overshouted.

"Shut up," one man eventually yelled from the Perez side.

Here's the final tally, 218 needed. 435 total voted:

Perez 235

Ellison 200

A member of the Syrian government forces mans a checkpoint in Homs, the country's third-largest city, on Saturday.

As Negotiators Talk Peace In Geneva, Bombings Kill At Least 32 In Syrian City

Updated at 4 p.m. ET

A cluster of coordinated suicide attacks have claimed the lives of at least 32 people in the major Syrian city of Homs. The bombings, which targeted two separate security offices in the largely government-held city, killed one senior Syrian intelligence official and left another critically injured.

Pig farm workers push live pigs into a large grave in Nipah in 1999. To stop the outbreak, the Malaysian government culled almost 1 million pigs, nearly destroying the country's pork industry.

A Taste For Pork Helped A Deadly Virus Jump To Humans

It was a balmy Sunday evening in early 1999, and Dr. Kaw Bing Chua hadn't had lunch or dinner.

There wasn't time to eat. Chua was chasing a killer. And he thought maybe he had finally tracked it down.

He slid the slide under the microscope lens, turned on the scope's light and looked inside. "A chill went down my spine," Chua says. "The slide lit up bright green, like bright green lanterns."

President Kennedy addresses a joint session of Congress on Jan. 30, 1961.

Past Presidents Made History In First Address To Congress

When new presidents address Congress for the first time, they can scarcely be said to be making a first impression. In recent years, even the youngest presidents have become familiar to everyone in the country via their careers, their campaigns and the constant attention of the media.

President Trump walks down the steps of Air Force One upon his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Feb. 6, returning from a weekend trip to Florida.

Trump Takes His Vision To Congress, The Country And An Audience For The Ages

On Tuesday night, President Trump will address a joint session of the Congress for the first time, laying out his case for making the agenda of his campaign the law of the land.

He will talk about controlling immigration, cutting taxes, abolishing regulations, repealing the Affordable Care Act, pulling out of multinational trade agreements and spending more on defense and homeland security. He may also talk about his disdain for much of the news media and bring up social issues such as abortion.

Kellyanne Conway takes the stage.

Trump And CPAC: A Complicated Relationship No More

President Trump's status with the Conservative Political Action Conference has gone from "it's complicated" to a full-on committed relationship.

That turnaround was to be expected, given that the former reality TV star and billionaire businessman pulled off an unlikely upset last November that finally gave attendees at CPAC what they had been salivating over for more than a decade — control of the White House, Congress and a new conservative justice nominated to the Supreme Court.

Ada Colau, center, celebrates after her election as Barcelona's mayor in 2015.

For Barcelona Activist Turned Mayor, The Anti-Corruption Goals Stay The Same

At the height of Spain's economic crisis a few years ago, protesters used to form human chains around houses to prevent authorities from serving eviction papers to homeowners who'd fallen behind on their mortgages.

Often at the center of the crowd, with a megaphone, was Ada Colau.

Kuwait is holding its National Day celebration at the Trump International Hotel in Washington.

Kuwait Celebration At Trump Hotel Raises Conflict Of Interest Questions

For more than a decade, Kuwait's ambassador to the U.S., Salem al-Sabah, has held a gala event every Feb. 25 to celebrate his country's national day. The annual holiday commemorates the tiny Gulf state's independence from British rule in 1961. Traditionally, the event has been held at the Four Seasons Hotel, in the heart of Washington, D.C.

But Sabah says he feels his guests have wanted a change. Last year, he held the celebration at the Newseum. For this year, he and his wife, Rima, looked into the newly opened Trump International Hotel as another possibility.

A screen projection shows U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos addressing the crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, in National Harbor, Md.

Transgender Students, For-Profit Colleges And Changes To The SAT

Welcome to our second weekly roundup of notable national education news! (Missed us last week? Find it here.)

The biggest ed headline of the week, of course, had to do with:

Transgender students and Title IX

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