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Park Service Uses Sharpshooters To Cull Deer In D.C. Park

Sharp shooters killed deer over the weekend in the nation's capital. The deer population has grown rapidly in recent decades, causing damage to habitat and car accidents. Protesters tried to stop the National Park Service from killing the deer in Rock Creek Park, but the hunt went ahead after a court sided with the Park Service.
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National Zoo Inseminates Giant Panda Mei Xiang

Veterinarians at the National Zoo say their female giant panda, Mei Xiang, is ready to breed again.

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What's Behind The 'Fairy Circles' That Dot West Africa?

Fly from Angola down to South Africa and you'll see thousands of circles of bare dirt covering the land. They're up to 30 feet across and ringed by tufts of grass. The origin of the shapes has long been a mystery, but researchers now say hordes of termites may be acting as engineers.
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Algae Bloom Kills Record Number Of Florida Manatees

More than 200 manatees have died in Florida's waterways this year from an algae bloom called red tide. The deaths come as wildlife officials try to remove the marine mammal — whose biggest killer is usually boat propellers — from the endangered species list.

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