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New Center Trains Detection Dogs To Save Lives

A center for scientists to study what helps dogs succeed in search-and-rescue operations opens Tuesday at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Cynthia Otto, who created the center, and Annemarie DeAngelo, the center's training director, tell Fresh Air why they depend on their canine companions.
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The End Of An Era At Woodlawn Stables

Federal officials are planning to widen the route of Richmond Highway in Mount Vernon and the route will run right through the existing Woodlawn Stables.

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D.C. Shelter Takes In Displaced Dogs From The Gulf Coast

The cleanup continues along the Gulf Coast after flooding from Hurricane Isaac, and a group of displaced pups from a ravaged area in Mississippi have taken up residence in an area shelter.

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Putin Flies With Migrating Cranes, Opines About Group Sex; Seriously

In just the past 24 hours he has mused about why group sex might be better than "one-on-one" and has been video taped flying a motorized hang glider in an attempt to lead some cranes on their migration south.
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Vladimir Putin Tries To Help Birds Take Flight

The Russian president flew a motorized glider aimed at leading a flock of Siberian cranes raised in captivity to their winter nesting grounds. To appear to be one of them, Putin donned a white jumpsuit and helmet.
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Nesting Loons Help Researchers Track Toxins

Scientists have found that the aquatic birds are good indicators of toxins in the environment. That's why researchers have taken to the waters of western Maine for what's believed to be the longest-running loon monitoring study in North America.
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Who's Your Daddy?: Male Snail Carries Eggs As Cargo

It's not unheard of in the animal kingdom for males to bear the brunt of early child rearing. But in one species of snail found off the coast of Baja California, many of the eggs the males lug around on their shells aren't even their own offspring.

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