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PETA Reminds Dog Owners Not To Leave Dogs Outside During Heat Wave

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By Greg Peppers

It's much harder for dogs to cool down during days when the temperature rises well above 90 degrees. With that in mind, PETA is reminding owners about the dangers of leaving dogs in a hot car, where temperatures can rise as high 150 degrees. The group also says owners need to know that the heat poses a real threat for dogs tied outside in the yard as well.

Spokeswoman Ashley Gonzales says watch all dogs for signs of heatstroke.

"If your dog is overly agitated, if you see heavy panting, the dog is extremely lethargic as well," she says. "If the dog isn't eating, lack of appetite, dark tongue can signify heatstroke."

Gonzales says if a dog shows sign of heatstroke, get it into the shade immediately and call animal control or the police.

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At 81, Disney's First African-American Animator Is Still In The Studio

First hired in the 1950s, Floyd Norman is still drawing. "Creative people don't hang it up," he says. "We don't walk away, we don't want to sit in a lawn chair. ... We want to continue to work. "
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America's Real Mountain Of Cheese Is On Our Plates

To help dairy farmers hurt by a glut, the USDA said this week it'll buy $20 million worth of cheese and give it to food banks. But we eat so much of the stuff, that's hardly a drop in the bucket.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Italy searches for survivors after a devastating earthquake. Turkey escalates its role in the fight against ISIS. And Colombia and the FARC rebels sign a peace treaty ending a half-century-long guerrilla war. A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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WhatsApp Will Start Sharing Data, Including Phone Numbers, With Facebook

It will also test new ways for businesses to communicate with users on the app. The privacy policy changes mark the long-expected move by Facebook to begin making money from the free app.

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