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Koko the gorilla

R.I.P.  Koko, seen here showing Francine Patterson a flower, gained fame for learning sign language. The western lowland gorilla died June 19 at age 46.

gibbon

EXTINCTIONS PAST  People may have caused a distinctive line of gibbons to go extinct sometime within the last 2,000 years, a discovery from an ancient Chinese tomb suggests. All gibbon species living today (Hoolock hoolock, shown) are imperiled.

young child at border

FOR FAMILY  Migrant families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border may get a reprieve from a recent policy that resulted in more than 2,000 children being separated from their parents.

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