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Purebred pups could become endangered species

Acquiring a pet from the local animal shelter is a great idea, and I highly recommend it. You'll get a warm and fuzzy feeling literally and metaphorically. In fact, most city pet shops already devote space for pound hounds. But should it be mandatory?

'Consent-based' siting process for nuclear waste started

With Yucca Mountain mothballed as a nuclear waste repository, the U.S. Energy Department on Monday launched a "consent-based" siting process to ensure that communities, tribes and states are comfortable with the location of future storage and disposal sites before they are constructed.