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Elephant tusks totaling about 15 tons are set on fire during an anti-poaching ceremony at Nairobi National Park in Nairobi, Kenya, in March 2015. Conservationists say a pledge by China to stop the ivory trade is a possible game-changer in the struggle to curb the slaughter of elephants. Khalil Senosi/AP hide caption

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China Says It Will Shut Down Its Ivory Trade in 2017

After years of negotiation with wildlife conservation groups, China's government has now set a timetable to end its legal ivory trade — March 2017.

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Deal Or Disrupt? Congressional Democrats Weigh 2017 Choices

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With New Law, Illinois Stylists Join The Fight Against Domestic Violence

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Obamacare Is First Item On Congress' Chopping Block

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Title IX Protects Identities But Can Complicate Justice

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Elephant tusks totaling about 15 tons are set on fire during an anti-poaching ceremony at Nairobi National Park in Nairobi, Kenya, in March 2015. Conservationists say a pledge by China to stop the ivory trade is a possible game-changer in the struggle to curb the slaughter of elephants. Khalil Senosi/AP hide caption

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China Says It Will Shut Down Its Ivory Trade in 2017

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