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Woof Out The Red Carpet: Westminster Dogs Take New York

Many of the canines that have flocked to Manhattan are staying at the Hotel Pennsylvania. And there the pooches are treated like VIPs — very important pooches, that is. From spinach pizza to a doggie concierge, it's a pampered life for a show dog.
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Vultures Beware: Virginia Town Targets Flock Of Unwanted Visitors

In the town of Leesburg, Va., a flock of 200 turkey vultures takes over suburban backyards every few years. Despite their seeming abundance, the birds are protected by federal law, so the residents called in backup for some official vulture harassment.
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For Longtime Central Park Birder, Walks 'Heightened Joys Of Life'

Legendary birder Starr Saphir died this week after an 11-year battle with breast cancer. She led walks in New York's Central Park for some 30 years and enriched many lives. She was 73.
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Maryland Fishermen Say New Regulations Would Cripple Industry

New federal regulations intended to protect the vulnerable dusky shark would essentially put an end to commercial shark fishing, according to local fishermen.

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Researchers Point To The Demise of the Dinosaurs

The idea that a comet or asteroid impact led to the downfall of the dinosaurs has been around for years. Now, Paul Renne and colleagues report in Science that they've narrowed down the timing of that collision. It's practically simultaneous with dinosaur extinction.
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Fresh Clues In Dinosaur Whodunit Point To Asteroid

What killed the dinosaurs? It's history's ultimate murder mystery, and for decades the prime suspect has been a giant asteroid. New data suggest that it struck right before the extinction. But scientists say it still may not tell the full story of what happened to the dinosaurs.
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Oh, Poop! Animal Shelter May Still Need More Newspapers

San Francisco's library system responded to the city shelter's need for newspapers with donations of its used copies. But dogs are "poop machines," as a shelter spokesman says. So the problem may not be quite solved.
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Detection Dogs And The Law: The Right To Sniff And Seize

The Supreme Court is expected to rule on two cases involving detector dogs and the limits of reasonable search and seizure. Surrounding the cases are larger questions about the effectiveness of detector dogs and the legal questions that arise when they are used for law enforcement.

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