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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leaders in Los Angeles unanimously voted to ban the sale of high-capacity gun magazines, putting the city in the middle of the debate over national gun control following mass shootings nationwide and a boost in violent crime in some large cities.
When he was alive, Cecil the lion was famous among the thousands of annual visitors to Zimbabwe's top game reserve, but in death he achieved truly global recognition. Born in Hwange National Park in northwestern Zimbabwe about 13 years ago, Cecil was killed earlier this month by an American trophy hunter who allegedly paid $50,000 for the expedition. "He was a majestic animal with a big black mane... the most beautiful of animals," Zimbabwean conservationist Johnny Rodrigues told AFP, adding Cecil had sired around a dozen cubs.