Dog of the year helps 8-year-old boy with autism find his voice

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When Xena was rescued, she only had a 1 percent chance of survival. Not only has the dog beaten those odds, but she also has helped an 8-year-old boy with autism find his voice. 

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ASPCA to pay $9.3 million to Ringling Bros. circus over claims about elephants

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NEW YORK - A major animal welfare group has agreed to pay $9.3 million to the owners of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to settle a lawsuit brought in response to now-dismissed legal claims of mistreated elephants.

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