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Alaska: State in the United States
Alaska is a U.S. state located on the northwest extremity of the country's West Coast, just across the Bering Strait from Asia. An exclave of the U.S., it borders the Canadian province of British Columbia and territory of Yukon to the east and southeast and has a maritime border with Russia's Chukotka Autonomous Okrug to the west. To the north are the Chukchi and Beaufort seas of the Arctic Ocean, while the Pacific Ocean lies to the south and southwest.

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Murkowski, Collins break ranks on swift SC vote [Video]

Murkowski, Collins break ranks on swift SC vote

[NFA] Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine broke ranks with President Donald Trump on his plan to swiftly hold a Senate vote on a potential successor to late Supreme..

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Say 'Ahhh!' Dentist Jailed For Pulling Teeth While Standing On Hoverboard [Video]

Say 'Ahhh!' Dentist Jailed For Pulling Teeth While Standing On Hoverboard

Alaska dentist Seth Lockhart bragged that pulling a patient's tooth while he, the dentist, stood on a hoverboard was a 'new standard of care.' But according to Newser, the Alaskan criminal justice..

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CDC: America's Children, Teens Are Killing Themselves At An Increasingly Higher Rate [Video]

CDC: America's Children, Teens Are Killing Themselves At An Increasingly Higher Rate

A sobering new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests suicide rates for children and young adults are still on the rise. According to HuffPost, youth suicide has been a..

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How Buffett's Silver Purchase Made A Man A Billionaire [Video]

How Buffett's Silver Purchase Made A Man A Billionaire

Business Insider reports that Warren Buffett helped Thomas Kaplan become a billionaire. Buffett bought 130 million ounces of silver in the late 1990s, just before Kaplan listed his silver-mining..

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Trump OKs oil drilling in Alaska wildlife refuge [Video]

Trump OKs oil drilling in Alaska wildlife refuge

The Trump administration on Monday issued final approval to allow oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a 19 million acre refuge that has been off-limits to drilling for..

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Palin's Hopes For Harris [Video]

Palin's Hopes For Harris

On Tuesday, Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden named Kamala Harris his running mate. It's the first time since 2008 that a woman was named the Vice Presidential nominee on a major party ticket...

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After 24 Years, Murder Suspect Foils Cops--For Eternity [Video]

After 24 Years, Murder Suspect Foils Cops--For Eternity

A 24-year-old cold case heated up in Arkansas last week. But Newser reports the case ended explosively. Newser reports Alaska State Police were confident they'd found their man when they arrived at the..

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Trump administration advances plan to cut protections for largest national forest

trump administration advances plan to cut protections for largest national forest
Plan to open Alaska’s Tongass national forest to logging faces backlash from environmental advocates, tribal nations and fishermen The Trump administration has announced it will move forward with a..
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Trump Administration To Announce Plan to Open Tongass Forest to Logging

The effort to open the Alaskan wilderness area, the nation’s largest national forest, has been in the works for about two years.
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Alaska readies for 2021 Iditarod with virus preps

Alaska readies for 2021 Iditarod with virus preps  
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Grizzly bear kills hunter in largest U.S. national park, first-of-its-kind attack

The incident is the first known bear mauling fatality in Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve's 40-year history.
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How Ginsburg’s Death Has Reshaped the Money Race for Senate Democrats

From Alaska to Maine to the Carolinas, Democratic strategists working on Senate campaigns described a spontaneous outpouring of donations the likes of which they had never seen. A Republican surge is..
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Murkowski Becomes 2nd Republican to Oppose Supreme Court Vote Before Election

The announcement by the senator from Alaska potentially complicates efforts to quickly fill the vacancy left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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Supreme Court Live Tracker: Updates as Biden Speaks on Trump, Ginsburg Vacancy

Lisa Murkowski of Alaska became the second Republican senator to say the Senate should not consider a nominee before the presidential election.
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Hoverboard-Riding Dentist, Found Guilty of Fraud, Is Sentenced to 12 Years

In their case against Seth Lookhart, Alaska prosecutors included video of the dentist on a hoverboard and pulling a tooth. Mr. Lookhart was convicted in January of fraud, unlawful dental acts and other..
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Targeting Conservative Terrain, Democrats Look to Independent Challengers in Alaska

The bids of two congressional candidates are shaping up as crucial tests of whether a centrist label can overcome resistance to Democrats in a conservative-leaning state.
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Astra’s first attempt to reach orbit ends early after rocket fails mid-flight

astra’s first attempt to reach orbit ends early after rocket fails mid-flight
Astra’s Rocket 3.1 leaves the pad | Astra The first orbital mission for rocket launch startup Astra ended without its Rocket 3.1 reaching orbit. The rocket successfully lifted off from the Pacific..
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When the Otters Vanished, Everything Else Started to Crumble

Against the backdrop of climate change, the delicate underwater ecology of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands is hurting from declines in otters.
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Deadly plane crash over Alaska; JLo's daughter shows off her singing skills
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U.S.-Russia Military Tensions Intensify in the Air and on the Ground Worldwide

Recent altercations in Europe, the Middle East and off the coast of Alaska have heightened tensions between the two rival powers.
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The Runway Lights Failed, So Villagers Used Their Headlights to Aid an Airlift

A child was waiting to be flown to Anchorage, but the pilot of a LifeMed Alaska flight could not see the runway at the airport in Igiugig, Alaska, officials said.
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U.S. Military 'Closely Monitoring' Russian Submarine That Surfaced Off Alaska

u.s. military 'closely monitoring' russian submarine that surfaced off alaska
U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) Command are closely monitoring a Russian submarine that surfaced near Alaska on August 27. “We closely track vessels of..
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Rare white killer whale spotted near Alaska

Two-year-old Tl'uk, who was spotted twice by researchers, has a condition called leucism, which may make his adult life difficult.
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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: The animals at risk from Alaska oil drilling

As Donald Trump pushes forward with plans for drilling in the Alaskan wilderness, what is at stake?
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60 Minutes visits Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (2001)

In 2001, 60 Minutes filed a report from Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge where conservationists were fending off oil companies from drilling.
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The debate over drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

In 2001, 60 Minutes reported on the long-running debate over whether to drill for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
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US OKs drill lease plan for Alaska wildlife area

The Trump administration on Monday gave final approval for an oil and gas leasing plan on the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, where critics worry about the industry's impact..
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Trump administration approves oil drilling in Alaska wildlife refuge

trump administration approves oil drilling in alaska wildlife refuge
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA : The Trump administration on Monday finalized a plan to allow oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, putting it on track to issue decades-long..
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US approves oil leasing plan for Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; activists call it 'shameless'

Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is the sprawling home to polar bears, caribou and other wildlife.
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Avalanche blocks road access to Valdez, Ala.

Department of Transportation officials prepare to clear an Alaskan highway of avalanche snow. KTVA's Heather Hintze reports.
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Alaska avalanche: Only road leading to Valdez, Alaska cut off

The only road leading to Valdez, Alaska was blocked Friday by an avalanche. Norah O'Donnell reports.
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Gogo is trying to sell its commercial in-flight internet business

gogo is trying to sell its commercial in-flight internet business
In-flight internet provider Gogo is trying to sell its commercial airline business as it continues to lose money during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company announced on Monday. CEO Oakleigh Thorne said..
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Passenger on Alaska cruise tests positive for COVID-19, prompting quarantine, canceled sailings

Passengers are quarantining on the ship until Alaska "deems it safe for them to return home," after one passenger tested positive for COVID-19.
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Alaska state legislator among 7 killed in midair plane collision

"This is an unfathomable tragedy for multiple families today," said the Department of Public Safety Commissioner.
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Seven killed, including state lawmaker, as two planes collide in Alaska

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By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - A midair plane collision in Anchorage on Friday killed seven people, including a state lawmaker who was piloting one of the aircraft, Alaska officials..
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Alaska State Lawmaker Killed in Midair Collision, Officials Say

Gary Knopp, a Republican member of the State House of Representatives, was killed. It was not immediately clear if there were other fatalities.
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What's shakin'? Earthquake sensors detect northern lights in Alaska

Earthquake sensors apparently don't just detect quakes – they can also detect the northern lights, a new study said.
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Gold vs. Salmon: Battle Over an Alaskan Mine

The Trump Administration cleared the way for a large gold mine in Alaska, rejecting wide concern over the risk to salmon.
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A powerful 7.8 earthquake struck the Alaska Peninsula and triggered a tsunami warning

A powerful 7.8 earthquake prompted a tsunami warning in Alaska and caused residents to flee to higher ground.  
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Powerful 7.8 earthquake rocks Alaska isles; tsunami warning canceled

An earthquake of the Alaska Peninsula triggered a tsunami warning for much of the coastal region of the state that was later called off.
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Powerful 7.8 earthquake hits Alaska isles

A powerful 7.8 earthquake struck the Alaska Peninsula, triggering a tsunami warning that sent residents fleeing to higher ground.  
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Parts of Alaska Briefly Under Tsunami Warning After Powerful Quake Hits

The magnitude-7.8 earthquake was centered offshore, south of the Alaska Peninsula. There were no immediate reports of damage.
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Tsunami warning issued as 7.8 earthquake hits off Alaska: USGS

tsunami warning issued as 7.8 earthquake hits off alaska: usgs
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Alaskan peninsula, triggering a tsunami warning for areas...
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Voices From Travel’s Frontlines: ‘We Walk in Fear, We Work in Fear’

Six travel workers from Alaska to the Maldives talk about returning to the job. They are in a new world, with restrictions and health measures, uncertainty and new procedures.
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Freaked out about full flights during a pandemic? These airlines are still blocking seats – for now

Delta, Southwest, JetBlue and Alaska are among the airlines not filling planes to capacity amid the coronavirus pandemic. But be mindful of dates.
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US F-22 jets intercept Russian maritime patrol aircraft off Alaska

us f-22 jets intercept russian maritime patrol aircraft off alaska
Washington DC: The North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) F-22s intercepted two Russian IL-38 maritime patrol aircraft entering the Alaskan Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the late..
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How Covid-19 Is Threatening Alaska’s Wild Salmon Fishing Season

A Brooklyn winemaker travels north to Bristol Bay each summer to net the red salmon that support his family. This year he’s faced with a tough ethical and economic choice.
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‘Into the Wild’ Bus, Seen as a Danger, Is Airlifted From the Alaskan Wild

The Alaska Army National Guard transported the bus to a “secure site” after two hikers have died and at least 15 have had to be rescued while trying to reach the bus in the remote Alaskan..
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Bus from 'Into the Wild' removed by air in Alaska

An abandoned bus in the Alaska backcountry, popularized by the book "Into the Wild" and movie of the same name, was removed Thursday, state officials said. (June 18)
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'Into The Wild' bus removed from Alaska wilderness

Tourists hiking to the remote area to visit the bus were getting into difficulties, officials said.
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US jets intercept Russian nuclear-capable bombers near Alaska: Report

us jets intercept russian nuclear-capable bombers near alaska: report
U.S. fighter jets intercepted and escorted four Russian nuclear-capable bombers during a routine flight over neutral waters near the United States, the RIA news agency reported on Wednesday, citing the..
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