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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.

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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The Port of Hamburg's trade volume has more than doubled since 1990 and is projected to double again by 2030. Andrew Schneider for NPR hide caption

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

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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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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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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

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