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Feds declare victory against Calif. island rats

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ANACAPA ISLAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they've won the war against rats on a Southern California island preserve. The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/YFviLm ) the National Park Service has proclaimed Anacapa Island thriving, a decade after a controversial rat-extermination effort. Officials say the numbers of some rare birds are soaring. And deer mice, the island's only...