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A pangolin is released into the wild by officials at a conservation forest in Indonesia in 2013. The animal was among 128 pangolins confiscated by customs officers from a smuggler's boat off Sumatra. Jefri Tarigan/AP hide caption

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The World's Most Trafficked Mammal Is One You May Never Have Heard Of

The pangolin, a shy, scaly animal resembling an anteater, is being hunted into extinction, conservationists say. New efforts are underway to protect this exotic creature.

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Shimmer Tracy Chattaway

The rapper V-Sita (at right) had a No. 1 hit in Kenya with the song "Hivo Ndio Kunaendaga." YouTube hide caption

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Stop The Foreign Music! African Pop Stars Ask For Government Help

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Germany's Big Port Eager For U.S.-EU Trade Deal, But Some Are Skeptical

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Papa New Guinea The Future Sound of London
Cosmic Florian Weber
Pa' Ti Mami Afrosound
I Ain't the Girl Lindi Ortega
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A daily pill called Addyi is the first medicine to be approved for the purpose of boosting women's sexual desire. Allen G. Breed/AP hide caption

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FDA Approves First Drug To Boost Women's Sexual Desire

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Garde-le pour toi [Edit] Paradis
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The house next door to Maureen and Michael McCabe has been sitting empty for seven years. "It freaks me out," Maureen McCabe says. "I don't know if there's animals running around there, mice and rodents." Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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Ever Since The Great Recession, Zombie Houses Have Haunted New Jersey

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The World's Most Trafficked Mammal Is One You May Never Have Heard Of

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Por La Mar Chica Del Puerto Mayte Martín
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