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Bandit Bears Steal Ice Cream

For many people, dealing with animals such as squirrels who feast on garbage is a typical part of owning or renting a home. However, it is far less common to have bears getting into the garbage or invading the garage for food. In the Lake Tahoe area, this is a real and persistent issue. As humans have occupied more and more space in bear habitats, bears have started relying on humans for food. Listen to hear about hungry bears breaking into homes and what the state of California plans to do about it.


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  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

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