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Tiger Skins And Rhino Horns: Can A Trade Deal Halt The Trafficking?

A proposed U.S.-Asia trade pact calls for incorporating the issue wildlife trafficking. The goal is to slow the poaching of endangered animals such as elephants, tigers and rhinos.
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Winter Storm Winds Down, But Blizzard Conditions Persist

Blizzard warnings were declared from Rhode Island to parts of New Hampshire and Maine Tuesday. Since Sunday, parts of Connecticut and Massachusetts have had more than two feet of snow.
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Obama Administration Won't Seek To End 529 College Tax Break

All 50 states and the District of Columbia sponsor 529 plans. Critics had called the proposal to limit them a tax hike on the middle class.
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For Dollars Donated To Vaccine Campaigns, Norway Wears The Crown

Donations to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization hit $7.5 billion. The UK and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation were the most generous dollar-wise. Norway is the per capita champ.
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In Case You Were Wondering, Marshawn Lynch Is Here For One Reason

At a (mandatory) NFL media appearance for the upcoming Super Bowl, Lynch stuck to one response Tuesday: "I'm just here so I won't get fined."
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How Did Obama Play In India? We Ask 4 Villagers To Weigh In

President Obama paid a visit, watched a parade and promised $4 billion in investments and loans. He made headlines, of course, but what did the village people think of it all?
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Southern California's Water Supply Threatened By Next Major Quake

As if the drought weren't bad enough, four of the area's aqueducts sit on the San Andreas Fault. Engineers are working to protect the water system against the next major earthquake.
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Operator Of Drone That Crashed At White House Works At Intelligence Agency

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency said one of its employees was operating the quad copter that crashed Monday on the grounds of the executive mansion. The worker was off duty at the time.
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To Protect His Son, A Father Asks School To Bar Unvaccinated Children

A 6-year-old can't be vaccinated against measles because he is recovering from leukemia. He faces a higher risk because parents at his California school have chosen not to vaccinate their kids.
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Alabama Chief Justice: Federal Courts Don't Hold Sway On Marriage

Chief Justice Roy Moore says a ruling by a U.S. district judge "raised serious, legitimate concerns about the propriety of federal court jurisdiction over the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment."

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