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Appellate Court Affirms National Park Service Immunity In Deadly Mountain Goat Attack

A split appellate court has upheld the National Park Service's immunity in a case from Olympic National Park where a hiker was fatally gored by an aggressive mountain goat, though the dissenting judge thought the Park Service had been negligent in not killing the "a horned animal bigger than an NFL lineman" before the goring and so was not immune.
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National Park Service Releases Draft MOU With Energy Department For Manhattan Project National Historical Park

A draft agreement between the National Park Service and U.S. Department of Energy over operations for the Manhattan Project National Historical Park gives the Park Service responsibility for managing the park's units, while the DOE will be responsible for ensuring the public's safety as well as protecting national security.
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