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Feds grant $1.4 million to investigate bat killer

Albany, N.Y. (AP) – Federal officials are granting $1.4 million to scientists investigating deadly white-nose syndrome in bats. The fungal infection has killed more than 5.5 million bats in eastern North America since it was first detected in upstate New York in 2006. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday announced seven grants totaling $1.4 million to investigate white…