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Black Bear Roams In D.C., Days After Red Panda's Jaunt

First there was Rusty, the red panda. Now there are reports that a bear was captured in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, prompting (mostly unserious) concerns of a possible ursine siege on the nation's capital.
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Karen Joy Fowler: "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves"

The latest novel by the bestselling author of the "Jane Austen Book Club." The book explores what happens to a family in Indiana after it decides to participate in a scientific experiment and raise a chimpanzee along with their two other children.

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Black Bear Caught In Northwest D.C.

A 100-pound black bear was caught this morning in Northwest D.C. and will be relocated to the National Zoo.

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Task Force Chickens Out On Loosening Rules On Backyard Hens In Arlington

A county task force couldn't come to consensus over whether or not rules governing backyard hens should be relaxed.

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Sea Lamprey Nosed Into Controlled Areas By Scent

Researchers in the Great Lakes are trying to control an ancient fish with a new approach. Sea lamprey are notorious for latching onto other fish and literally sucking the life out of them.
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National Zoo's Red Panda Wanders Off, Found In Adams Morgan

One of the National Zoo's red pandas wandered off on Monday, only to be caught after he was spotted by an eagle-eyed resident in Adams Morgan.

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Philippines Pulverizes Ivory To Discourage Traffickers

The Philippines is a stopover for dealers trying to unload illegal ivory into the Asian black market. On Friday, the government destroyed 5 pounds of confiscated ivory.
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Is This Dog Really That Ugly?

A big-headed, duck-footed, 4-year-old beagle-basset mix captured the title of World's Ugliest Dog, despite stiff competition from a gang of Chinese cresteds.
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Tawny Crazy Ants Invade Southern States

Tawny crazy ants are invading ecosystems and homes in states including Texas and Florida, wiping out other ant species and overwhelming homeowners. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks to Texas A&M research scientist Robert Puckett, who says the ants are "ecological steamrollers" that reproduce so fast they are nearly impossible to get rid of.
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Virginia Farmers Worry Over New Invasive Insect

An invasive bug from Asia is wreaking havoc in several southern states — and is now spreading into Virginia.

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