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This March 27, 2014 photo provided by the National Park Service shows P-22 a 4 year old male mountain lion who was recaptured in late March by National Park Service biologists. The mountain lion known to traverse the hills in and around Los Angeles’ largest park has been exposed to rat poison and is suffering from mange. Scientists noticed the big cat known as P-22 was sickly when they recaptured it last month to replace the batteries in its GPS tracking collar. (AP Photo/National Park Service)

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This April 14, 2014 photo released by the National Park Service shows a highway pass on the road in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve. In a sure sign of spring, and a perk to those living in Alaska, the only road into Denali National Park and Preserve was opened Friday, April 18 to Mile 30. Officials say weather permitting, the road will remain open to that mile marker until May 20, when tour buses beginning running for the summer. (AP Photo/National Park Service)

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This April 4, 2014 photo released by the National Park Service shows the road going toward the Sable Pass in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve. In a sure sign of spring, and a perk to those living in Alaska, the only road into Denali National Park and Preserve was opened Friday, April 18 to Mile 30. Officials say weather permitting, the road will remain open to that mile marker until May 20, when tour buses beginning running for the summer. (AP Photo/National Park Service)

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This March 27, 2014 photo provided by the National Park Service shows P-22 a 4 year old male mountain lion who was recaptured in late March by National Park Service biologists. The mountain lion known to traverse the hills in and around Los Angeles’ largest park has been exposed to rat poison and is suffering from mange. Scientists noticed the big cat known as P-22 was sickly when they recaptured it last month to replace the batteries in its GPS tracking collar. (AP Photo/National Park Service)

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A scrap dealer has brought suit against the National Park Service, claiming the federal government shortchanged him nearly $250,000 for land it purchased for the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania. (Associated Press)

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In this Friday, March 7, 2014 photo, Kayci Cook Collins, superintendent of Wupatki National Monument, poses outside her office in Flagstaff, Ariz. The National Park Service, which manages the monument, is at odds with a Navajo family pursuing residency in the vast expanse of grassland and pueblo ruins. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)

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In this March 6, 2014 photo, James Peshlakai, who was born at Wupatki National Monument, poses for a photo at his home in Cameron, Ariz. The National Park Service, which manages the monument, and the Peshlakai family are at odds over the family's pursuit of residency in the vast expanse of grasslands and pueblo ruins. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)

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In this undated photo, a female and immature bighorn walk in the Mojave National Preserve in San Bernardio County, Calif. The National Park Service says a proposed 6.5-square-mile solar development about a half-mile from the Mojave National Preserve would harm wildlife. (AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, Mark Zaleski) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

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In this undated photo, a desert tortoise crawls in the Mojave National Preserve in San Bernardio County, Calif. The National Park Service says a proposed 6.5-square-mile solar development about a half-mile from the Mojave National Preserve would harm wildlife. (AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, Stan Lim) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

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In this undated photo, burrowing owls looks on in Wildomar, Calif. The National Park Service says a proposed 6.5-square-mile solar development about a half-mile from the Mojave National Preserve would harm wildlife, such as the borrowing owl. (AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, Stan Lim) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

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FILE - This undated handout photo provided by the National Park Service shows the inside of the deactivated Delta Nine Launch Facility near Wall, S.D., that is now open to the public. Failings exposed last spring at an Air Force nuclear missile base, described by one officer as “rot” in the ranks, were even worse than originally reported, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. All the staff involved with missile operation at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., passed an inspection with a “marginal” rating, the equivalent of a D in school _ and that was only because of good marks received by people like cooks or facilities managers. The men and women entrusted with launch keys to 150 Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missiles would have flunked. (AP Photo/National Park Service, File)