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Dominant 4th quarter leads Mystics past Sun 89-75

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Mystics may have needed a reminder on how to find their own arena. They didn’t need to remember how to defeat coach Mike Thibault’s former team.

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Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

This June 18, 2009 file photo shows cows grazing in Rock County, Neb.   Compared to the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases connected to global warming per calorie, puts out six times as much nitrogen for water pollution, takes 11 times more water for irrigation and uses 28 times the land, according to the study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  (AP Photo/Bill Wolf, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.

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Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

In this July 2, 2014 photo, vacationer Mark McCurdy, of Everett, Mass., examines shark-themed clothing at the Chatham Clothing Bar in Chatham, Mass. Growing sightings of great white sharks off Cape Cod are generating business for local entrepreneurs as residents and tourists seek a glimpse of the offshore predators -- or purchase their shark-themed memorabilia and apparel. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — Great white sharks are having an unusual effect on Cape Cod this summer, and many a merchant is going to need a bigger wallet.

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As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts

In this July 1, 2014 photo released by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, (IFAW) gray seals congregate on the shore in Chatham, Mass. Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that they are taking over large stretches of shore, attracting sharks which feed on them, and are interfering with fishing charters. (AP Photo/International Fund for Animal Welfare)

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that some frustrated residents are calling for a controlled hunt.

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AP NewsBreak: Obama opens East Coast to oil search

ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Opening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil exploration for the first time in decades, the Obama administration on Friday approved the use of sonic cannons to discover deposits under the ocean floor by shooting sound waves 100 times louder than a jet engine through waters shared by endangered whales and turtles.

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