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Environment

August 2, 2015

Rocky Fire Scorches 54,000 Acres

UPDATE 8:20 p.m. - Crews continue to battle the Rocky Fire east of Lower Lake, which has burned 54,000 acres and is at 5 percent containment. Twenty-four homes and 26 outbuildings have been destroyed, with more than 6,000 structures still threatened.

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Wanted: More Bulls With No Horns

August 3, 2015

Most U.S. dairy cows are born with horns, but most farms remove them. Animal welfare groups say dehorning is cruel. Instead, they want ranchers to breed more hornless cattle into their herds.

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Wheelchair Beauty Queen Sings For Toilets

August 3, 2015

Miss Wheelchair Nigeria advocates for people with disabilities. This week, she introduced President Obama as he spoke to young African leaders. But she still faces discrimination in public bathrooms.