Nonetheless, the U.S. is holding far more children than are other countries for which the U.N. has reliable figures.
The beloved panda has lived at the National Zoo since he was born, but today he took off on a 16-hour flight to China as part of an agreement between the two countries to assist in conservation efforts.
The move comes after a Southwest Airlines passenger died last year when a fan blade on a 737-engine broke off mid-flight, partially sucking her out of a passenger window.
Michael Thomas and Tova Noel, who were on duty the night before accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was found dead, now face charges tied to falsifying records. Authorities allege the guards covered up their failure to check on Epstein in his cell, just 15 feet from their station. The guards have pled not guilty.
The guards face charges tied to falsifying records. The case will have no bearing on the determination that Epstein died by suicide.