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News Summary: Reynolds American 2Q profit up 4 pct

THE RESULTS: The owner of the nation's second-biggest tobacco company Reynolds American Inc.'s second-quarter profit rose 4 percent to $461 million as higher prices and lower expenses from a longstanding legal settlement offset a decline in cigarette sales. The maker of Camel, Pall Mall and Natural Full story

Change looms for Ethiopia's ancient salt trade

HAMAD-ILE, Ethiopia (Reuters) - Abdu Ibrahim Mohammed was 15 years old when he began trekking with caravans of camels to collect salt in a sun-blasted desert basin of north Ethiopia that is one of the hottest places on earth. Full story

Camel tries to munch on little girl’s head

   A little girl’s adventure at a drive-through zoo got a little too close for comfort when a camel tried put the girl’s head in its mouth.

Don't put a gift camel in the mouth

   Rachel Maddow reports the story of miscommunication that led to Mali's gift of a camel to French President Hollande being accidentally eaten, requiring a second camel be sent as a replacement.

Saudi camel herd estimated to be worth $40M

   A Saudi camel breeder is considered to have one of the largest collections of rare and expensive camels in the country. It is estimated that his herd is worth $40 million. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

Got milk? Café serves up ‘camel-lattes’

   A café in Dubai is trying to give a modern twist to an old Bedouin tradition by offering camel products on its menu. TODAY.com's Katy Tur reports.

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