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White House Bans Sale of Ivory Within US

The White House is banning the commercial sale of ivory within the United States.   Officials say the ban will strengthen U.S. leadership in protecting endangered elephants and rhinos.   With very few exceptions, Tuesday's action outlaws the import, export and commercial trade of ivory, and limits sport hunting of African elephants.   The U.S. also will work more closely with its global partners to fight illegal wildlife poaching and reduce demand for illegally...

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