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WASHINGTON ? The bones of a 65 million-year-old
 Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur will stay in Montana, where they were
 unearthed this year on U.S. government property, Vice President Al
 Gore said Wednesday.

 "I've always known that America's soil is the richest and most
 abundant in the world ? no bones about it,'' Gore said in a
 statement.

 Tyrannosaurus rex is believed to be the largest carnivore ever to
 walk the earth. This specimen was found in July on Agriculture
 Department property, which makes the dinosaur bones property of
 the people of the United States, Gore's statement said.

 Gore has asked Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman to work with
 Montana state officials and the Montana congressional delegation to
 find a proper place within the state to make the old bones accessible
 to the public.

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