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White House says Zika is worse than previously thought

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of NIH/NIAID, and Dr. Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director of the CDC announced that the Zika virus may appear in as many as 30 states, can be transmitted sexually in addition to through mosquitos, and more during a press conference at the White House on April 11.

National

Bei Bei the baby panda climbs a tree

VIDEO: Bei Bei the baby panda climbs a tree with a little help and instruction from mom at the National Zoo in Washington, DC. Bei Bei struggled with his first attempt at climbing on his first trip outside to play last week. This time, mom decided some 'paw's on' help was in order.

Wake County

Ice, Ice Babies

Parents skate with their kids in their strollers at the Ipreo Ice Rink on Fayetteville Street during the two hour Stroller Skate Time on Thursday morning in Raleigh.

Moms

Top Baby Names 2015

BabyCenter released its list of most popular boys and girls names for 2015. Here are the top 10 names from each category.

Home & Garden

Second Time’s the Charm: Colorful projects with crayons or sidewalk chalk

Without fail, someone is forever forgetting to put our sidewalk chalk away. Sometimes it gets rained on, and sometimes it simply gets misplaced under a tree, only to surface later when the leaves need raking. It’s hard to use after all that time in the elements, but it also seems like a waste to throw it away – particularly when, as the parents of two young kids, we know that would just mean going out to buy more.

Videos

Crossfit trainer is 9 months pregnant and still lifting 205 pounds

Emily Breeze Ross Watson, a CrossFit trainer, boot-camp instructor and competitor, is 40 weeks pregnant and continues her workout.
Robert Lahser / The Charlotte Observer
Crossfit trainer is 9 months pregnant and still lifting 205 pounds 0:57

Crossfit trainer is 9 months pregnant and still lifting 205 pounds

White House says Zika is worse than previously thought 2:09

White House says Zika is worse than previously thought

Bei Bei the baby panda climbs a tree 1:20

Bei Bei the baby panda climbs a tree

Icy conditions make for sledding fun for Raleigh children 1:01

Icy conditions make for sledding fun for Raleigh children