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Alaska: State in the United States
Alaska is a state located in the northwest extremity of the United States 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.


'Into The Wild' Abandoned Bus Airlifted From Remote Alaska Location [Video]

'Into The Wild' Abandoned Bus Airlifted From Remote Alaska Location

A 1940s-era Fairbanks city bus that became a sometimes deadly attraction has been removed by helicopter from its remote Alaskan location. Used since as an emergency shelter, it became well-known after..

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There Are COVID Travel Restrictions In 15 States [Video]

There Are COVID Travel Restrictions In 15 States

According to Business Insider, nonessential travel is resuming as governors ease states' lockdown orders. But, it's not your typical summer travel season. 15 governors have enacted statewide travel..

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'Into the Wild' bus removed from Alaska trail [Video]

'Into the Wild' bus removed from Alaska trail

Alaska officials on Thursday airlifted from a remote trail outside Denali National Park the wrecked bus made famous by the 1996 book and 2007 movie "Into the Wild," removing an object that drew..

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Bus from Into The Wild removed after safety concerns [Video]

Bus from Into The Wild removed after safety concerns

An abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness, popularised by the book Into The Wild and the film of the same name, was removed on Thursday. The decision was taken due to public safety concerns, Alaska..

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Russia charges Arctic city mayor over fuel spill response [Video]

Russia charges Arctic city mayor over fuel spill response

Russia said on Thursday it had charged the head of the remote Arctic city of Norilsk with criminal negligence over what investigators said was his bungled response to a major environmental disaster...

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Melting glacier may trigger a destructive tsunami in Alaska's Prince William Sound: scientists [Video]

Melting glacier may trigger a destructive tsunami in Alaska's Prince William Sound: scientists

A melting Alaskan glacier may set off a landslide and trigger a tsunami in Prince William Sound, according to a public letter by climate scientists and geologists.

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Apple set to reopen more stores, face masks mandatory [Video]

Apple set to reopen more stores, face masks mandatory

Apple is all set to open 25 more of its stores in the US and 12 in Canada, but people who will be visiting the stores will be required to wear a face mask. If the person is not wearing a mask, then it..

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New COVID-19 Stats Indicates Most States Are Opening Up Far Too Early [Video]

New COVID-19 Stats Indicates Most States Are Opening Up Far Too Early

The number of new coronavirus COVID-19 cases isn't declining anywhere in the US except Alaska. According to Business Insider, that hasn't stopped 32 states from easing lockdown restrictions. Most..

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