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Fossils of previously unknown beaver species found in Oregon
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- A fossilized skull and teeth from a newly described species of beaver that lived 28 million years ago have been unearthed in eastern Oregon....
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Elephant numbers plunge in Mozambique because of poachers
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Poachers slaughtering elephants in Mozambique cut their population almost in half from 2009 to last year, but in Uganda, elephant numbers are increasing as a result of anti-poaching measures, according to aerial surveys....
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EPA plans temporary pesticide restrictions while bees feed
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If honeybees are busy pollinating large, blooming croplands, farmers wanting to spray toxic pesticides will soon have to buzz off, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing....
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Science magazine retracts study on voters' gay-rights views
NEW YORK (AP) -- Science magazine on Thursday formally retracted a highly publicized article about a study gauging the ability of openly gay canvassers to shift voters' views toward support for same-sex marriage....
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NIH: Major study finds earlier HIV treatment improves health
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A major international study sought to settle how soon is best to start HIV treatment - and the advice is don't delay....
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Rules aim to protect imperiled bird's habitat in 10 states
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell revealed plans Thursday to preserve habitat in 10 Western states for an imperiled ground-dwelling bird, the federal government's biggest land-planning effort to date for conservation of a single species....
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Authorities eye reopening of goo-struck California beaches
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Crews scouring 7 miles of Southern California beaches had scooped up truckloads of mysterious oily goo Thursday and the area might be clean enough to reopen for the weekend, authorities said....
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Bear scurries around Wyoming city, falls asleep, gets caught
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- After leading wildlife officials on a daylong chase through a Wyoming city, an exhausted young black bear fell asleep under a tree....
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Study: Ethiopian fossils indicate new forerunner of humans
NEW YORK (AP) -- A fossil find adds another twig to the human evolutionary tree, giving further evidence that the well-known "Lucy" species had company in what is now Ethiopia, a new study says....
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Lawyer: Confinement of chimps for research akin to slavery
NEW YORK (AP) -- A lawyer seeking to free two chimpanzees from a state university told a judge Wednesday that their confinement for research purposes is akin to slavery, the involuntary detention of people with mental illnesses and imprisonment....
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