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Odor from rat breeder may force Hernando woman to move

For several years, Linda Armstrong of Brooksville has been dealing with a smell that she says makes her sick. Full story

2 face animal cruelty charges at Calif. breeder

Rescue crews went into a warehouse last year to save nearly 20,000 rats and reptiles at a wholesale distributor of exotic snakes and rodents, encountering a sight so revolting that they needed crisis counselors to cope. Full story

'Bath Salt' Drugs May Be More Addictive Than Meth

"Bath salts," the recently popular stimulant drugs made with synthetic chemicals, may be more addictive than methamphetamine, one of the most addictive drugs of abuse, a new study on rats suggests. Full story

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