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Stranded Sea Lions Turning Up Earlier In Southern California

Sickly sea lion pups have been getting stranded on the coast of Southern California this winter. Audie Cornish speaks with Sarah Wilkin, the stranding coordinator with the National Marine Fisheries Service for the state of California, about why it's happening and how marine mammal centers are trying to help them.
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Westminster Dog Show Winner Becomes Overnight Celebrity

Robert Siegel talks to David Frei about the annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show and the winning pup, Banana Joe.
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Affenpinscher Is Westminster's Top Dog

Renee Montagne talks to writer Josh Dean about Banana Joe, named best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club. Dean is author of the book Show Dog.
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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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