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Minnesota dentist talks about killing Cecil the lion...Dismembered child found in Chicago lagoon...Snakebite treatment in jeopardy

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 7, 2015 at 1:30 a.m.



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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota dentist who drew outrage after killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe says if he had known that the lion "had a name and was important to the country or a study," he wouldn't have killed it. Walter Palmer says he believes he acted legally and was stunned to find out his hunting party had killed one of the country's treasured animals. Cecil the lion was a fixture in Hwange National Park and had been fitted with a GPS collar as part of Oxford University lion research.

CHICAGO (AP) — Detectives in Chicago are hoping to find more clues about the identity of the remains of a young child, found dismembered in a lagoon in a city park. The body parts were found Sunday in waist-high water. On Saturday someone had reported seeing what turned out to be a left foot floating in the lagoon in Garfield Park on the city's west side.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky county clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples based on her religious beliefs is now fighting to get out of jail. A judge last week found Rowan (ROW'-uhn) County Clerk Kim Davis in contempt and she's been behind bars since Thursday. Now she's asking a federal appeals court to reverse the ruling.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea have started talks at a border village on resuming the reunions of families separated by the Korean War in the early 1950s. Seoul officials say the talks are between the rivals' Red Cross officials. The highly emotional reunions have not happened since early last year. And many Koreans don't even know whether relatives on the other side of the border are still alive because their governments mostly ban the exchange of letters, phone calls or emails.

LONDON (AP) — Doctors Without Borders says the world will run out of one of the most effective treatments for snakebites next year, and that will risk the lives of tens of thousands of people, mostly in developing countries. The medical charity warns that existing stockpiles of the anti-venom Fav-Afrique produced by Sanofi Pasteur will expire in June. The company stopped producing the anti-venom last year and has since switched to making a rabies treatment at its facilities instead.

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