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Posted at 07:12 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Brace yourself for a Starbucks price hike, zombie pandas, and a spectacular Chinese New Year (A.M. Buzz)

Grab that cup of coffee before it gets any more expensive and check out these five stories to kick off your Wednesday:

Zombie pandas: There’s something fishy going on with the world’s giant pandas — and it isn’t just penguin poop.

Chinese New Year: Organizers of the annual parade are dreaming of a bigger show this year, turning the Chinatown event into a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade-esque spectacle.

Venerable Bookhouse to close. The owners of the Arlington shop have gone about their business as the digital age zeroed in, but will soon say goodbye.

Slain park ranger had D.C. ties. Margaret Anderson, killed in Washington State, worked at the C&O Canal National Park.

D.C. Tweeps winners: These are the locals on Twitter who informed you, entertained you and even kept you fed last year.

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