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Alaska: State of the United States of America
Alaska is a U.S. state 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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GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski Tells Trump To Start Transition [Video]

GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski Tells Trump To Start Transition

On Sunday, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said Pres. Donald Trump should begin the transition process to President-elect Joe Biden. "President Trump has had the opportunity to litigate his..

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Trump admin races to sell Alaska oil leases [Video]

Trump admin races to sell Alaska oil leases

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Monday issued a request to energy companies to identify what specific land areas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge should be offered for sale,..

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GOP Rep. Don Young Called COVID-19 The 'Beer Virus.' Now, He Has It [Video]

GOP Rep. Don Young Called COVID-19 The 'Beer Virus.' Now, He Has It

Alaska Rep. Don Young is the longest-serving current member of the US Congress. Young has previously called the novel coronavirus COVID-19 the 'beer virus,' and said claims of its severity were..

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How U.S. Senate control may come down to Georgia [Video]

How U.S. Senate control may come down to Georgia

[NFA] The control of the Senate hangs in the balance as two races in Georgia could head to a runoff, in a general election that has produced extremely close results. Gavino Garay reports.

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Alaskans Head For Higher Ground Under Tsunami Evacuation Orders [Video]

Alaskans Head For Higher Ground Under Tsunami Evacuation Orders

A 7.5 earthquake that struck near Sand Point, Alaska, on Monday has triggered a tsunami warning. CNN reports the warning was for the Alaska Peninsula and South Alaska, by the National Tsunami Warning..

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Remember Jumbo Loans? They're Still Around, But They're Not Easy To Get [Video]

Remember Jumbo Loans? They're Still Around, But They're Not Easy To Get

Popular in the runup to the housing bust of the Great Recession, a jumbo loan is a mortgage for more than the borrowing limit for regular mortgages. At present, jumbo loans are for mortgages over..

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Timelapse shows sunset before 'Polar Night' brings 66 days of darkness to city in Alaska

Watch the final sunset in Utqiaġvik, a city on the northern tip of Alaska, before the "polar night" brings over two months of darkness.
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Trump administration looking to sell drilling rights in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The Trump administration is looking to greenlight a consequential drilling project in Alaska before the Biden administration takes over. Oil and gas firms are bidding on the chance to secure drilling..
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The sun has set on 2020 in this Alaskan town. 'Polar night' brings 66 days of near-darkness in America's northernmost town.

The National Weather Service in Fairbanks on Wednesday said the sun will not rise again until Jan. 23 in Utqiaġvik, formerly known as Barrow.
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As Grassley Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Virus Threatens to Stall Work in Congress

Two of the oldest members of Congress, Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa and Representative Don Young of Alaska, now have the virus, underscoring the risks on Capitol Hill.
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'I don't need your instruction': Sens. Sherrod Brown and Dan Sullivan argue over wearing masks

The back-and-forth started on the Senate floor when Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, asked Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, to put on a mask.
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Coronavirus updates: Hawaii 'clarifies' statewide mask mandate; Alaska loses over 3,000 gas and oil jobs amid pandemic; 247K US deaths

Hawaii, Iowa issue statewide mask mandates. Alaska has lost over 3,000 oil, gas jobs. Washington state wedding leads to outbreak. Latest COVID news.
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Jetliner hits brown bear while landing in Alaska

Kills it but cub that was with it wasn't hurt, officials said. It wasn't clear how they got on the runway.
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‘Are We Getting Invaded?’ U.S. Boats Faced Russian Aggression Near Alaska

Russia has escalated its provocative encounters in the North Pacific this year, harassing boats in U.S. fishing waters and sending bombers toward Alaska’s shores.
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Alaskan Don Young Prevails Over Serious Challenge, Easily Winning a 25th Term

Alyse Galvin, an independent, fell short in her bid to oust the dean of the House, who found himself vulnerable amid economic woes and President Trump’s troubles in Alaska.
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Challenge to Obamacare, states' vote count, Eta's potential path: 5 things to know Tuesday

The Supreme Court will weigh the latest challenge to Obamacare, Alaska will start counting absentee votes and more news to start your Tuesday.
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Coronavirus updates: President-elect Joe Biden to announce COVID task force; Global infections surpass 50M; Air Force-Wyoming game canceled

President-elect Joe Biden will take different approach to virus. Anchorage, Alaska, restrictions start Monday. US nears 10M cases. Latest COVID news.
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Trump will open 9 million acres of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest to logging this week.


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Moose Goes Toe-to-Toe with Chill Dog in Alaska Encounter

Chilling in the yard with your dog is different, and dangerous, in Alaska -- where an aggressive moose can show up and charge at man's best friend!!! Brody is the pooch in this video, and you can hear..
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Austin Quinn-Davidson is the first woman and openly gay mayor of Alaska's largest city. She hopes to be an inspiration, too.

Austin Quinn-Davidson was sworn in Friday, replacing Ethan Berkowitz, who resigned after admitting to "unacceptable" relationship with TV anchorwoman.
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Murkowski, in a Turnabout, Says She Will Vote to Confirm Barrett

The iconoclastic Alaska Republican said she remained opposed to filling the Supreme Court seat so close to an election but could not hold that against a qualified nominee.
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Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

Alaska is emerging as a possible test case for what winter may be like in the U.S.
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Voters in Florida and Alaska received threatening ‘vote for Trump’ emails.

People in Florida and Alaska reported receiving menacing and deceptive emails that used false claims about public voting information to threaten voters: “Vote for Trump on Election Day or we will..
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U.S. fighter jets intercept Russian bombers near Alaska

U.S. fighter jets intercepted four Russian military aircraft in international airspace near Alaska, NORAD said.
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'It was a pretty good shaker': Alaska, Hawaii under tsunami advisory after 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Pacific Ocean

The quake struck in the North Pacific Ocean just before 1 p.m., about 67 miles southeast of Sand Point, Alaska, and first prompted a tsunami warning.
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Tsunami Warning Issued for Kodiak, Alaska, After 7.5 Earthquake


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Powerful Alaska earthquake triggered tsunami warning

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the Alaska Peninsula, triggering a tsunami warning in the region that has since been downgraded to an advisory. CBS Los Angeles has the latest.
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A 30-Mile Canoe Trip Through Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

The Honker Divide Canoe Route draws intrepid travelers through the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest. But the lifting of logging restrictions may indelibly alter its character.
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Anchorage chooses first woman, openly gay acting mayor

Austin Quinn-Davidson is set to make local history in Anchorage, Alaska as the city's new acting mayor, starting next week.
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'We don't think it's a hoax': Only three counties in American haven't had COVID-19 cases. How did they avoid the virus?

Esmeralda County in Nevada, Loving County in Texas and Skagway in Alaska have had no COVID-19 cases. But that doesn't mean they haven't been impacted.
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The Fattest Bears in Alaska Want Your Vote

Each year, people vote for the heftiest brown bear at the Katmai National Park and Preserve during the Fat Bear Week contest.
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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

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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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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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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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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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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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