A chimpanzee named Loretta
Photo courtesy of Leslie Wade / Project Chimps

Chimps Retired from Research Find a Home

100 hundred years of invasive experiments on chimpanzees used in biomedical research came to an end in 2015 when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designated captive chimps as endangered. But even though testing stopped, hundreds of chimps still live in labs because there’s no place for them to go. In this three-part story, WUTC's Will Davis takes us to Project Chimps , a sanctuary in the Blue Ridge Mountains that’s making a home for chimpanzees retired from research.

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Steven Falk still remembers the moment he first laid eyes on Lafayette, Calif., even though it was 28 years ago. He was driving there to interview for a job as an assistant to the city manager.

"I saw this amazing landscape of emerald-green hills and native oak woodland, with neighborhoods sitting in and among these verdant valleys," he says. "I loved it from the very first minute I got here."

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Despite pressure from President Trump and members of his administration, the Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates for the fourth time this year on Wednesday.

Fed officials have signaled they're ready to raise their key borrowing rate to the highest level in a decade — to a range of 2.25 percent to 2.50 percent.

Heading into the 2020 Democratic primaries, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll has a warning for Democrats: Americans are largely against the country becoming more politically correct.

Bernie Sanders made his mark in the 2016 presidential election talking about millionaires and billionaires, not Houthis and the 1973 War Powers Act.

But, two years later, foreign policy is something the Vermont independent has focused on quite a bit, including taking the lead on a recent Senate resolution demanding the withdrawal of U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen.

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