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Cheetah Cubs At The Smithsonian Are Healthy And Active

Animal care workers finally got a peek this weekend at the five cheetah cubs recently born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia.

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At U.S. Open, Fans And Golfers Are Visitors, Birds Are Natives

While thousands will "flock" to Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., over the next four days for the U.S. Open, there will be some who will pay no attention to the golf.

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Companies Face Criticism In Campaign Against Rainforest Destruction

The environmental group Greenpeace has been stepping up its campaign against rainforest destruction. The organization is going after companies it says use materials from rainforest trees, including one with ties to Virginia.

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Commentary By Genevieve Ludwig: Pet Foster Mother Learns To Let Go

Whether from a parent, teacher, coach or mentor, many of us have heard the refrain 'nothing worth doing is ever easy.' For commentator Genevieve Ludwig, that lesson came by way of a small, furry, long-term house guest.

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Police Seeing Dogs Left In Cars Despite Warnings

In Maryland, despite repeated warnings and outreach, police are still seeing instances of people leaving their pets inside locked cars while they shop or run errands.

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Hot Weather Means More Work For Animal Control Officers

High temperatures throughout the next few days also mean a higher number of calls for animal control divisions within local police departments.

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Pets Find Shelter In D.C. After Alabama Tornado

Thirty-seven dogs and four cats rescued in the aftermath of the tornadoes that struck Alabama are now calling the District home. The pets are now being cared for at the Washington Animal Rescue League, after a 17-hour, life-saving trip in an animal ambulance.

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