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Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., who was wounded last month in a shoot­ing at a base­ball prac­tice in Alexan­dria, Va., has been read­mit­ted to the in­ten­sive care unit at MedS­tar Wash­ing­ton Hos­pi­tal Cen­ter and is listed in se­ri­ous con­di­tion be­cause of con­cerns re­lated to in­fec­tion, the hos­pi­tal said.

Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping of China of­fi­cially pre­sented two gi­ant pan­das, Meng Meng and Jiao Qing, to Ger­many’s Zoo Ber­lin in a cer­e­mony with Ger­man Chan­cel­lor An­gela Merkel, who said the pan­das will be “spe­cial am­bas­sadors” for the two coun­tries.

U.S. Rep. Clay Hig­gins, R-La., who was crit­i­cized by of­fi­cials at the Auschwitz-Birke­nau Memo­rial and Mu­seum in Poland for record­ing a po­lit­i­cal-mes­sage video in the gas cham­bers at the Nazi con­cen­tra­tion camp, apol­o­gized for the “un­in­tended pain” he caused.

Al­fred Barlow, 96, a blind World War II vet­eran from the United King­dom who par­tic­i­pated in the in­va­sion of Nor­mandy, has re­ceived a re­place­ment set of medals af­ter he lost his orig­i­nal four last month on a pil­grim­age to the bat­tle­fields in France.

Is­mail Haniyeh, leader of the Is­lamic mil­i­tant group Ha­mas, de­liv­ered in Gaza City his first pub­lic speech since tak­ing of­fice in May, calling for unity with the Pales­tinian Author­ity in fight­ing the Is­raeli “oc­cu­pa­tion.”

Lt. Cmdr. Josh Cor­ney, 38, a naval of­fi­cer who broad­cast taps each night from speak­ers out­side his house un­til the bor­ough coun­cil in Glen Rock, Pa., sent him a cease-and-de­sist let­ter, told the bor­ough to ex­pect le­gal ac­tion if of­fi­cials don’t re­con­sider.

Pete Frates, who in­spired the Ice Bucket Chal­lenge of head drench­ings to raise mil­lions of dol­lars for Lou Gehrig’s dis­ease re­search, will get some help with his own med­i­cal bills, which are $80,000 to $95,000 a month, thanks to a cost-cov­er­ing pro­gram from the ALS As­so­ci­a­tion in Mas­sachusetts.

Eu­gene Wright, 49, of North Charleston, S.C., who be­cause he couldn’t af­ford bail was jailed 25 months in the death of his 1-year-old daugh­ter un­til po­lice found phone records that proved his al­ibi, has sued the Po­lice Depart­ment, ac­cus­ing it of a shoddy in­ves­ti­ga­tion that dam­aged his rep­u­ta­tion.

Austin God­dard, 16, was into his sec­ond day on the job at the Sky­line Chili restau­rant in Cincin­nati when he rushed to aid a diner who had col­lapsed, per­form­ing CPR un­til medics ar­rived and is now cred­ited with sav­ing the man’s life.

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