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Monster Turtle Fossil Discovered In Colombian Mine

Reporting in the Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, researchers write of discovering a car-sized turtle they named Carbonemys cofrinii. Edwin Cadena, who found the fossil, describes the giant reptile's lifestyle 60 million years ago, and what it may have dined on--like baby alligators.
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National Zoo Gains Pair Of Cheetah Cubs

A pair of month-old cheetah cubs have had a rocky road from their unconventional births to their new home at the Smithsonian National Zoo. The duo will debut their abundance of cuteness some time this summer.

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Maryland Set To Ban Arsenic In Chicken Feed

Maryland is set to move forward with a plan to ban arsenic-based chicken feed in the state.

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I'll Have Another One Step Closer To Triple Crown

At the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore Saturday, Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another won again, galloping one step closer to the elusive Triple Crown.

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Ancient Deep-Sea Bacteria Are In No Hurry To Eat

Back when the dinosaurs ruled the Earth, some hardy bacteria took up residence at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Eighty six million years later, they're still there. And a new study says they're living out the most Spartan lifestyle known on this planet.
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A One-Horse Race For Dirt Tracks At Preakness

When the Preakness Stakes is held in Baltimore this weekend, it will take place on a dirt track, just as it has for nearly 140 years. This, despite evidence that synthetic tracks may actually be safer for horses.

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What Killed Orca Victoria? Some Point To Naval Tests

The U.S. Navy is in the process of renewing its permits to conduct sonar and explosive tests off the coast of the Pacific Northwest. But the recent unexplained death of a young orca who washed ashore in February has thrown a wrench in the process. Experts say injuries to the whale may indicate she was exposed to an underwater explosion or sonar testing.

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