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A New Look at a Cold Case

In 1984, the brutal killing of a mother of six gripped D.C. Eight young men were convicted and sent to prison. On Monday, a judge will begin hearings on whether those convicted should get a new trial--or even be exonerated. We speak with...

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Colobus Monkey Born At Maryland Zoo

The Maryland Zoo is welcoming a new black and white colobus monkey to their family.

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Sustainable Seafood?

Whole Foods made headlines this week when it announced it was taking a number of fish out of its stores based on their sustainability ratings by a widely-cited environmental group. We look at what it means for your dinner choices.

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Maryland Shelter Finds Homes For Unlucky Pooches

A dog shelter in rural Maryland places dogs who are down on their luck, including an 11-year-old Shepherd mix named Grizzly.

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Frozen Cows Present Dilemma In Rockies

Six dead cows, likely part of a herd of 29 cattle that went missing last fall, were recently found frozen solid in a cabin high in the Rocky Mountains. Melissa Block talks to Scott Snelson, district ranger for the Aspen-Sopris District for the White River National Forest, about how the forest service plans to dislodge the cows.
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Seniors For Seniors: Shelter Waives Adoption Fees For Older Pets

The Prince William County Animal Shelter is hoping to find some homes for a few of their more senior charges by offering them for adoption free of charge to seniors over 60.

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On The Coast: Vaccinating Wild Assateague Ponies

We tag along with a scientist as he administers a contraceptive vaccine to wild horses on Maryland's Assateague Island.

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Bay Crab Population Highest In Nearly Two Decades

Thanks in large part to a warm winter, the blue crab population in the Chesapeake Bay is at its highest level since 1993, according to survey results released in Maryland on Thursday.

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Following The Lives Of Chimpanzees On Screen

Filmmaker Alastair Fothergill spent three years in Western Africa, following a group of wild chimps. His Disney nature film Chimpanzee showcases a baby chimp named Oscar and the relationships he develops within his clan.

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