French President François Hollande is accompanied by U.S. Deputy Chief of Protocol Natalie Jones, upon his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Tuesda

Obama, Hollande Say They Will Expand Attacks Against ISIS In Syria, Iraq

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- French President François Hollande was at the White House trying broaden an international coalition to fight the Islamic State.

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A memorial to Laquan McDonald, 17, and other victims of violence is seen in April at the Sullivan House Alternative High School in Chicago. McDonald was shot 16 times by Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke in October 2014. Zbigniew Bzdak/TNS

First-Degree Murder Charge For Chicago Police Officer In Black Teen’s Death

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Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times in October of 2014, after he refused to follow officers’ instructions as he walked down a street with a knife.

Minneapolis police cordoned off a section of road in north Minneapolis late Monday night after five people were shot. Doualy Xaykaothao/MPR News

5 People Shot At Site Of Black Lives Matter Protest In Minneapolis

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Police made one arrest but they were still looking for two white male suspects. Witnesses said the men opened on protesters after they were asked to leave.

The Senate's side of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

How Do Congressional Representatives Vote, Anyway?

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Few votes are held in the format that existed decades ago, when individual names were read aloud, but electronic voting isn’t mandatory.


Health Systems Dipping Into The Business Of Selling Insurance

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With some of the most competitively priced policies on the marketplaces, “provider-led” plans can be popular with consumers. But analysts say it remains to be seen how many will succeed long term as insurers.

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The Museum of the Aleutians remains temporarily closed. (Photo by Greta Mart/KUCB)

Unalaska museum closes during search for new staff

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The museum’s board of directors has decided to keep the museum closed while the board conducts a search for new staff.

View of Mendenhall Glacier in wintertime. (Creative Commons photo)

Juneau dog rescued from Mendenhall Lake ice

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An unidentified bystander walked out onto ice and entered the water to help the dog on Monday.

The Flint Hills refinery in North Pole is one of the area's largest employers. (Wikimedia Commons photo)

Tesoro to buy Flint Hills assets in Anchorage, Fairbanks

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Under the agreement, Tesoro Alaska will acquire a terminal at Fairbanks International Airport, including storage for 22,500 barrels of jet fuel.

Salmon strips fill a smoke house. A University of Washington researcher says a strong desire to pass down traditional knowledge may be related to high levels of optimism that he's found among homeless Alaska Native elders. (Creative commons photo by FairbanksMike

New processing plant prepares traditional Alaska Native food

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A nursing home in northwest Alaska just began incorporating traditional Native foods donated by hunters into the menu.

Alaska deer hunter killed in Wisconsin

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The 39-year-old Fairbanks man was deer hunting with a 35-year-old Wisconsin woman in Columbia County on Sunday.

Public access computer terminals at the new Mendenhall Valley Public Library. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)

Report shows Internet connectivity gap in Alaska

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Alaska is lagging behind other states in providing what federal regulators have determined to be proper access to broadband in K-12 classrooms.

Lance Mackey, seen here before the ceremonial start in Anchorage, says this is  his last Iditarod.  (Photo By Patrick Yack/APRN)

4-time Iditarod champ Lance Mackey registers for 2016 race

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Mackey said he decided to race after consulting with his doctor. A surgery set for next month will remove a painful nail and nail bed.

The Bethel AC Quickstop. (Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK)

Liquor licenses approved in Bethel

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The board’s decision comes after a majority of Bethel voters chose to support alcohol sales in the last advisory vote. It also marks the first time liquor licenses have been approved in Bethel in four decades.