The 13-year-old lion was not only a tourist favorite, but also, a research animal. The beloved lion was being studied by the Oxford University Conservation Unit.
Members of the House of Representatives had planned to be out of the Capitol today, heading home for a five-week recess. Instead, they are back in session for one more day, to discuss legislation aimed at dealing with the border crisis.
The bills to address the issue stalled in both the House and the Senate, as GOP moderates and hardliners were unable to come to a unified conclusion. They hope that the extra day will give them the opportunity to vote.
NPR’s Ron Elving joins Here & Now’s Robin Young to discuss where the political situation might be headed from here.