Kathleen Turley encountered this eagle stuck in two traps Dec. 24, 2014. She freed the eagle and tampered with other legally set traps in the area. She's now being sued. (Photo courtesy Kathleen Turley)

Juneau hiker who freed eagle and sprung traps sued by trapper

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- "I say bravo for the trapper. The state won’t do what’s right. He should do what’s right," says Pete Buist, spokesman for the Alaska Trappers Association.

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Dylann Roof faces nine counts of murder as well as charges of attempted murder and a weapons charge in connection with the June 17 killings inside the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. Getty Images

S.C. To Seek Death Penalty For Dylann Roof In Charleston Shooting

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Roof has been charged with murdering nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina in June. He also faces federal hate crime charges.

Abdullah Kurdi, father of 3-year-old Aylan and his brother, Galip, age 5, whose drowned bodies both washed up on a Turkish beach. Mehmet Can Meral/AP

Image Of Dead Syrian Child Shakes Up Media Coverage Of Refugee Crisis

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Photos of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, who drowned when his family was attempting to cross the Mediterranean into Greece, had many news outlets struggling with the decision to publish — or not publish.

The shelf of long-lasting birth control at Children's Hospital outside Denver. The clinic's director said having the devices on hand is crucial, so young women don't have to make a second visit. But that costs money. Scott Horsley/NPR

Colorado’s Long-Lasting Birth Control Program For Teens May Not Last Long

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Colorado’s experiment with long-lasting birth control proved a big success in reducing unplanned pregnancies and abortions. But political backing has been hard to come by.

BEFORE: In this photo provided by the RSPCA/Australian Capital Territory, Chris the sheep is prepared to be shorn in Canberra. HONS/AP

Woolly Mammoth: Shearer Saves Hugely Overgrown Sheep

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A sheep found in the wild in Australia had to undergo emergency shearing — 89 pounds, 3 ounces of wool was cut away. The sheep’s weight reportedly dropped by half.

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Repsol settles with EPA over Alaska spill

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State authorities said 6,600 gallons spilled April 9, 2013, at a Repsol well 18 miles northeast of the village of Nuiqsut on the Colville River Delta.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker

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The Coast Guard says the search area covered more than 850 square miles looking for Bruce Gronewald.

New model ferry: M/V Susitna, being outfitted in Kethican for delivery to Anchorage.  It is a  catamaran ice breaking ferry. (Creative Commons photo by Jay Galvin)

Alaska borough to sell idled ferry to Philippine Red Cross

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The ferry has been docked hundreds of miles away in Ketchikan for years because it has no place to dock in Anchorage. The 195-foot ferry was intended to make roundtrip jaunts across Knik Arm.

Medicaid looks to cut back on new disability program users

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An Alaska Medicaid program that funds care for adults with developmental disabilities is looking to cut the number of people it enrolls each year by 75 percent.

The Conoco-Phillips Building, also known as the Arco building, as seen from the Park Strip in downtown Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Paxson Woelber/CC)

State economist says ConocoPhillips layoffs have broad reach

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In wake of the announcement by energy company ConocoPhillips that it may cut about 120 jobs in Alaska, a state economist says the damage will be big.

The community of Kivalina, Alaska

Residents of eroding village welcome Obama’s attention

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Kivalina is 80 miles northwest of the regional hub of Kotzebue, where Obama is scheduled to visit Wednesday during his tour of Alaska to show the effects of climate change.

An aerial view of Dillingham. (Public Domain photo by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

Schedule of Obama’s Western Alaska tour Wednesday

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The president will travel from the airport to Kanakanak Beach to meet with fishermen and families. He will then attend a cultural performance at the Dillingham Middle/High School.

Bering Sea sunset. (Creative Commons photo by jomilo75)

Chinese warships in Bering Sea as Obama visits Alaska

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An official says the ships are operating in international waters and are not viewed as a threat.