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National Zoo To Open New 'American Trail' Exhibit

The National Zoo is getting a bit more continental, as a new renovated section of the park is reopened called the "American Trail" that will bring a taste of the Pacific Northwest.

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Denali National Park Still Closed After Bear Attack

Part of Alaska's Denali National Park is still closed after a hiker was mauled to death by a grizzly bear on Friday. It was the first fatality from a bear attack in the park's nearly 100 year history. Melissa Block talks to park superintendent Paul Anderson for an update.
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Snakes, And The Snake Wranglers Who Love Them

The growth of natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania has opened an unusual career path: snake wrangling. For Paula and Matt Wilson, becoming snake wranglers was a natural fit. They love snakes, and the job lets them move the animals out of harm's way.
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So, Who Sent Those Sick Cows To The Slaughterhouse?

Graphic undercover video shines a light on dairies who send old and potentially sick cows to slaughter. Dairy cows spend their lives turning food into milk, not meat, and can suffer various ailments.
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'Bird Talk' Magazine Folds Its Wings After 30 Years

Audie Cornish talks to Susan Chamberlain about the end of publication of Bird Talk magazine. Chamberlain is a longtime columnist and writer for the magazine.
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Maryland Court Exempts 'Cross-Breeds' From Pit Bull Ruling

The Maryland Court of Appeals exempts pit bull cross-breeds from the "inherently dangerous breed of dog" liability provisions, citing confusion as to what "cross-breed" really means.

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