Two incidents at Yellowstone National Park went viral this week, when visitors traipsed off of the boardwalk at the nation's largest hot spring and, in a separate incident, loaded a bison calf into the back of a car. Park officials are hoping the incidents are not indicative of what's in store for them this summer.
There are about 1,600 black bears in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and nearly 11 million annual visitors. The park's wildlife biologists have the challenging job of managing the interactions between them.
The National Park Service is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its creation this year. NPR spends time on the job with workers in the country's busiest national park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, to explore the vast variety of work the park service does and the challenges it's facing.
The Albuquerque Police Department is one of nine major U.S. police departments that's working through a court monitored reform process for the use of excessive force. Some feel though that nothing has changed.
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