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Curious Orange: Gull Gets Dyed After Diving Into Vat Of Tikka Masala

A sea gull got the day-glo treatment after it fell into a vat of spicy chicken at a factory in Wales.
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A Scientist's Dream Fulfilled: Harnessing The Immune System To Fight Cancer

Melanoma can be a deadly skin cancer, but 10 years ago, biologist Jim Allison figured out a way to tweak the body's immune system to go after those malignant cells. Some patients are now cancer-free.
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While Shepherd Sleeps, Sheep Overrun Spanish City

Police in Huesca rounded up the sheep and delivered them back to the shepherd — before he even knew they were missing.
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Hapless Monkey Single-Handedly Triggers Nationwide Blackout In Kenya

A monkey stumbled into the largest hydropower station in East Africa and managed to set off a chain reaction that caused a countrywide blackout lasting more than three hours.
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Last Known Sept. 11 Search Dog, Bretagne, Dies At 16

The golden retriever was euthanized Monday in Cypress, Texas, near Houston. Searching through the rubble of ground zero was her very first deployment as a search and rescue dog.

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WATCH: Mosquitoes Use 6 Needles To Suck Your Blood

Beyond pesky, mosquitoes kill hundreds of thousands of people worldwide each year. And the bites aren't random. A mouth packed with sensors, drills, spears and straws guides the bug to blood.
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Family Won't Be Charged In Gorilla Incident At Cincinnati Zoo

Local authorities will not charge the mother of the 3-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla exhibit. The gorilla was shot and killed by an emergency response team sent to rescue the child.
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No Charges Against Family In Gorilla Incident At Cincinnati Zoo

The boy's mother "did not act in any way where she presented this child to some harm," the county prosecutor says of the May 28 incident.
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Beekeepers Feel The Sting Of Stolen Hives

Beekeepers make money renting out hives to pollinate crops. But in California, thefts are on the rise. That's led to a hive shortage that is driving up demand, costs — and more thefts.
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Fish And Wildlife Service May Appeal Judge's Ruling On Cormorants

A federal judge says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service overstepped its bounds when it allowed some migratory birds to be killed in large numbers across the eastern United States.

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