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New digs: Federal research chimps savor retirement

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KEITHVILLE, La. (AP) — For the first time in their lives, four aging chimpanzees once used in federal research can go outside whenever they like. They can lie on the grass, clamber onto a platform 20 feet up on a chimp-style jungle gym and gaze freely at the open sky, the vista unbroken by steel bars. Fifty-two-year-olds Julius and Sandy, 46-year-old Phyllis and 44-year-old Jessica have...