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Alaska: State of the United States of America
Alaska is a U.S. state in the northwest extremity of North America, just across the Bering Strait from Asia. The Canadian province of British Columbia and territory of Yukon border the state to the east, its most extreme western part is Attu Island, and it has a maritime border with Russia to the west across the Bering Strait. To the north are the Chukchi and Beaufort seas—southern parts of the Arctic Ocean. The Pacific Ocean lies to the south and southwest. It is the largest U.S. state by area and the seventh largest subnational division in the world. In addition, it is the 3rd least populous and the most sparsely populated of the 50 United States; nevertheless, it is by far the most populous territory located mostly north of the 60th parallel in North America: its population—estimated at 738,432 by the United States Census Bureau in 2015— is more than quadruple the combined populations of Northern Canada and Greenland. Approximately half of Alaska's residents live within the Anchorage metropolitan area. Alaska's economy is dominated by the fishing, natural gas, and oil industries, resources which it has in abundance. Military bases and tourism are also a significant part of the economy.

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Burger King launches coffee subscription service to customers for $5 per month

The subscription service will be offered across the United States except in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
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Aviation pics: Delta Boeing 717s, Alaska and United airlines + more

 
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Videos for Alaska

U.S. Senate Republicans Hold A Rare Climate Hearing [Video]U.S. Senate Republicans Hold A Rare Climate Hearing

According to Science Magazine, U.S. Senate Republicans are holding a rare climate hearing, and more might be coming. In what appeared to be a milestone moment for the senate panel, Alaskan senate..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Senate has votes to block border emergency [Video]Senate has votes to block border emergency

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says a resolution to end President Trump's U.S.-Mexico border emergency declaration looks set to pass in the chamber. Vanessa Johnston reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:02Published

Trump says U.S.-backed force has retaken all territory once held by Islamic State [Video]Trump says U.S.-backed force has retaken all territory once held by Islamic State

President Donald Trump has told American troops that U.S.-backed forces in Syria have retaken 100 percent of the territory once held by Islamic State militants, contradicting the commander of the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

Trump Oddly Congratulates Governor Mike Dunleavy On His Size In Alaska [Video]Trump Oddly Congratulates Governor Mike Dunleavy On His Size In Alaska

"Look at that man. He's all man, look at him," Trump marveled at the Alaska governor on his way home from Vietnam on Feb. 28, 2019.

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 00:21Published

Conflicting accounts emerge after US-NK summit [Video]Conflicting accounts emerge after US-NK summit

A second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un collapsed on Thursday over sanctions, and the two sides gave conflicting accounts of exactly what happened,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

Trump Claims US-Backed Forces Have Taken 100% Of ISIS Syrian Territory [Video]Trump Claims US-Backed Forces Have Taken 100% Of ISIS Syrian Territory

According to CNN, US President Donald Trump said Thursday that US backed forces have retaken 100% of all territory that was formerly claimed by ISIS in Syria. While addressing US troops at Joint Base..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Alaskan troops a 'warning to the world': Trump [Video]Alaskan troops a 'warning to the world': Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump, on a refueling stop in Alaska en route from inconclusive talks with Kim Jong Un in Vietnam, praised U.S. troops stationed there saying they were a "powerful warning to..

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'100%' of caliphate taken back from IS in Syria: Trump [Video]'100%' of caliphate taken back from IS in Syria: Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump during a refueling stop on his way back from Hanoi on Thursday declared that "100%" of the territory controlled by Islamic State militants in Syria had been taken back by..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

'100%' caliphate taken back from IS in Syria: Trump [Video]'100%' caliphate taken back from IS in Syria: Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump during a refueling stop on his way back from Hanoi on Thursday declared that "100%" of the territory controlled by Islamic State militants in Syria had been taken back by..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

US Airlines To Add More Gender Options In Booking Process [Video]US Airlines To Add More Gender Options In Booking Process

Several major U.S. airlines have confirmed that they'll soon offer more gender options for passengers during the booking process.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

America's Northernmost Town Has Experienced An Unusually Hot Winter [Video]America's Northernmost Town Has Experienced An Unusually Hot Winter

Something strange is happening to the northernmost city in the United States, says Gizmodo. It’s the dead of winter, and temperatures in Utqiaġvik (formerly Barrow) should be well below zero. But..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Murkowski Tries To Make Her Own Way [Video]Murkowski Tries To Make Her Own Way

Lisa Murkowski is a Republican senator from Alaska. In the fall of 2018, Murkowski broke with her Republcain allies and voted against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Her style is the opposite of the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Reward Offered For Golden Eagle Death in South Dakota [Video]Reward Offered For Golden Eagle Death in South Dakota

According to Geek.com, a two-year-old male golden eagle has been shot dead in South Dakota,. The eagle was killed by what appears to be a poacher. Fish and Wildlife Service and the South Dakota Game,..

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Royal Caribbean Hiring For A Professional Traveler [Video]Royal Caribbean Hiring For A Professional Traveler

According to Business Insider, commercial cruise line Royal Caribbean is hiring an apprentice "Shore Explorer". The lucky employee will receive an annual salary of $136,000, to travel the world. The..

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Alaska native Pete Kaiser wins Iditarod

Pete Kaiser won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race early Wednesday, throwing his arms over his head and pumping his fists as he became the latest Alaska Native to claim victory in the iconic competition...
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Alaskan musher wins his first Iditarod, crossing finish line in Nome

The 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race ended in a predawn close finish on the snow-covered streets of Nome on Wednesday, with Alaskan Pete Kaiser and his dogs barely holding off defending champion..
Reuters - Published

Top Iditarod mushers, 41 minutes apart, near final push to Nome

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, a topsy-turvy slog this year marked by heavy wet snow, occasional rain, dwindling ice and a dog rebellion, was expected to conclude early on Wednesday with either an..
Reuters - Published

The end of Alaska's marine highway? Budget cuts threaten ferry system

The state ferry is critical to commerce and infrastructure, locals say, but the governor's budget proposal could substantially cut its services.
USATODAY.com - Published

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