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NPS staff reapplies mortar to an ancient wall

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A national parks bill with overwhelming bipartisan backing easily cleared a key Senate committee this week, likely putting the bill on a fast track for full Senate approval.

The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee is seeking answers from an environmental activist group on alleged human rights abuses that include torture, sexual assault, and extrajudicial killings in their campaign to combat wildlife poaching. Committee Chairman Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) sent a letter to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) requesting documents about how the group operates after a Buzzfeed News story revealed that WWF “funds guards who have tortured and killed people.”