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Dog Shoots French Hunter

A French man was hunting with his dog when the dog's paw was caught in the gun's trigger. The shotgun went off and wrecked the man's hand. The hunter took responsibility saying he should have applied the safety catch.
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Anxiety Abounds For National Zoo's New Panda Cub

Glimpses of the National Zoo's new panda cub have been rare so far, and zoo officials are anxious about its health, since cubs are prone to infection and even being crushed.

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It's No Yolk: Mexicans Cope With Egg Shortage, Price Spikes

The new crisis in Mexico isn't the drug war or a plunge in the peso. It's eggs. An avian flu epidemic has led to fewer, more expensive eggs — serious business in a country that eats more eggs, per capita, than any other nation in the world.
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National Zoo Welcomes Panda Cub

The National Zoo's giant panda, Mei Xiang, gave birth to a panda cub Sunday night.

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How African Cattle Herders Wiped Out An Ancient Plague

Enlisting nomadic African herders finally helped the world eliminate the cattle plague rinderpest. But the veterinarians, who had the power to shut the program down, had to be rewarded for success, too.
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Monkey, New To Science, Found In Central Africa

A scientist discovered the first lesula specimen being kept as a pet in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2007.
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Gorillas And Guerrillas Share The Troubled Congo

Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo is home to 200 endangered mountain gorillas, about a quarter of the world's total. In recent months, a new insurgent group has taken over gorilla habitat. Despite it all, the gorilla population has been rising.
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Fairfax Sees Second Rabid Beaver Attack In A Week

A group of children in Fairfax County was attacked Wednesday morning by a rabid beaver, the second time in a week that humans have had run-ins with sick and aggressive rodents.

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Have Lobster, Will Travel — And Race The Clock

Flying with lobsters is surprisingly easy, as long as the journey isn't too long. And this year's glut of Maine's soft shell lobsters means it's also cheaper than usual to bring them home alive.
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New Center Trains Detection Dogs To Save Lives

A center for scientists to study what helps dogs succeed in search-and-rescue operations opens Tuesday at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Cynthia Otto, who created the center, and Annemarie DeAngelo, the center's training director, tell Fresh Air why they depend on their canine companions.

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