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La Jolla, San Diego, CA

Lifeguards close La Jolla, Calif., beaches after report of hammerhead shark - @nbcsandiego

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Giant panda Mei Xiang gives birth at National Zoo, 2015

Washington's National Zoo announces surviving panda cub is male son of Tian Tian, who also fathered Mei Xiang's other cubs, and not Chinese panda - @NationalZoo

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Giant panda Mei Xiang gives birth at National Zoo, 2015

National Zoo in DC says necropsy on panda cub shows it was a male and likely died of 'aspiration pneumonia' (lung inflammation) - @MikeConneen

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Dorset, England, GB

UK extends badger extermination program into Dorset county aiming to curb tuberculosis in cattle - @BBCNews

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Lake Elsinore, CA

Lake Elsinore, Calif., man recovering at home following snake bite received while taking selfie with rattlesnake, mother says - @ktla

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agriculture

Tyson Foods, McDonald's cut ties with farmer after release of activist video alleging abusive practices - @AP

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North Beach, MD

Photo: Coyote that may have had rabies euthanized after being kept illegally as pet in North Beach, Md., Calvert County Sheriff's Office says - @wusa9

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Giant panda Mei Xiang gives birth at National Zoo, 2015

Washington, DC, National Zoo chief veterinarian speaks after panda cub dies; says, 'we have 1 healthy panda and we remain optimistic about that panda's future' - @WTOP

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Giant panda Mei Xiang gives birth at National Zoo, 2015

More: Smaller panda cub at Washington's National Zoo died around 2 pm ET; larger cub appears to be strong, behaving normally, zoo says - @ABC7News

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Giant panda Mei Xiang gives birth at National Zoo, 2015

Washington's National Zoo says 1 of Mei Xiang's newborn panda cubs has died - @nbcwashington

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animals

Mexican environmental authorities airlift big cats, coyote to Colorado wildlife sanctuary after animals found mistreated or abandoned - @AP

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Daly City, CA

Woman rescued from cliff in Daly City, Calif., after being stranded with her dogs for 5 hours - @abc7newsBayArea

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Gaithersburg, MD

Update: Barn that burned in Gaithersburg, Md., expected to smolder overnight; no people or livestock hurt - @nbcwashington

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San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, Texas, police arrest man accused of throwing acid on dog - @mySA

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Otay Mesa, San Diego, CA

Police K9 helps end pursuit involving stolen car in Otay Mesa, San Diego, area - @NBCSanDiego

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Giant panda Mei Xiang gives birth at National Zoo, 2015

National Zoo says giant panda Mei Xiang refusing to swap panda cubs; zoo concerned about smaller cub's weight - @fox5newsdc

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American dentist kills protected ZImbabwe lion

Tourist guide is killed by lion in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, the home of the slain Cecil the lion - @Reuters

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Edward Snowden

New species of crayfish named after NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden - @NBCNews

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Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati Zoo to send endangered Sumatran rhino to Indonesia on a mission to mate - @AP

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American dentist kills protected ZImbabwe lion

Lion kills guide in Zimbabwe park where slain lion Cecil lived - @AFP

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