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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.
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).
Previously on Our Daily Planet: Hillary Visits the Arctic and Europe's Ticking Time Bomb