Our Daily Planet: Shark Fin Ban and Birding World Series
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No Soup for Washington: Washington State has banned the sale, trade or distribution of shark fins, the key ingredient in controversial shark fin soup.
Spain quake damage: The quake's death toll has climbed to nine and officials reported damage to about a tenth of the buildings in the town of Lorca.
Arctic Agreement: Arctic nations pledged to create guidelines to prevent and clean up offshore oil spills in the region, which may become more common as climate change makes the area more open to drilling.
Climbing Disaster: Two members of a climbing team fell from Alaska's Mount McKinley. One climber died in the fall and the other was rescued by helicopter from 19,500 feet (5,900 meters).
Birding World Series: Birds from the south flock to New Jersey's shoreline and woodlands during the second week in May. Catch the 300 species at the New Jersey Audubon Society's annual World Series of Birding on Saturday.
Previously on Our Daily Planet: Hillary Visits the Arctic and Europe's Ticking Time Bomb
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