A carry team at Dover Air Force Base trains on the proper protocol for a dignified transfer.
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At Dover Air Force Base, Bringing Home The Fallen With Grief And Joy

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The rituals of caring for the remains of service members are carried out with special grace by the staff at Dover Air Force Base. “We believe in what we’re doing here,” says one. “We love them.”

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As budget negotiations continue, little public action from legislature

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Lawmakers have until June 1 to pass a budget before layoff notices are sent to state employees, and until July 1 before Alaska experiences a partial government shutdown.

Humpback whale diving in Juneau. (Creative Commons photo by Tony Hisgett)

Juneau Whale Watch pays nearly $12K in violation fines

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration cited the company last fall for violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act.

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At 12, Jasmine Molina has found a way to help newly arriving Filipino students transition to middle school. “She is a self-initiated ambassador,” says her teacher, Janelle Farvour. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)

Sitka middle schooler breaks down language, cultural barriers for immigrant students

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It’s more than middle school survival tactics; Jasmine is helping her classmates succeed in a Western school.

UA Museum of the North head of production Roger Topp and “Snaps.” (Photo by Dan Bross/KUAC)

Native language speakers to create new words for museum’s dinosaur exhibit

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“Expedition Alaska: Dinosaurs” gives visitors the opportunity to experience paleontologists quest and what they’re finding in an underexplored region.

Brianna McMillen shows off her breaking skills. (Photo by Anne Hillman/KSKA)

Summit builds community through hip hop culture and history

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Hip hop is more than just music and dancing; it’s a culture based on bringing people together.

Nepalese villagers wave after collecting aid dropped by an Indian helicopter in Khanigaun, Nepal.
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Remembering Marines Who Died On A Mission Of Mercy In Nepal

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Six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese soldiers died in a helicopter crash while delivering earthquake relief supplies. NPR’s Scott Simon reflects on the kind of people who risk their lives for strangers.

Byron Nicholai. (From I Sing. You Dance.)

Y-K’s Facebook phenom helps kick off Arctic Council Chairmanship

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A Tooksook Bay teenager who became a singing sensation on Facebook performed for ambassadors and Arctic VIPs at the State Department in Washington D.C. last week.

Anchorage. (Creative Commons photo by Frank K.)

State takes control of nursing facility for repeat violations

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The state says the nursing home had plenty of prior warning that it needed to improve.

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Ferry breakdown strands Alaska brew festival attendees

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The Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Taku suffered a mechanical problem Sunday during the annual Great Alaska Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival in Haines.

Water levels drop enough for repairs to Dalton Highway

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Culverts are being installed on the north end of the highway to allow flood waters to flow back into the main channel of the Sag River.

Fast response, wary public keeping Alaska wildfires down

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Unseasonably warm and dry temperatures coupled with grasses that remain brown from lack of moisture are making spring fire danger high.

Anchorage airman catches first king salmon at Ship Creek

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He caught the fish around 9 p.m. and says three more salmon were caught by fishermen shortly after that.

Alaska Troopers investigating unsalvaged bear carcasses

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State hunting regulations require hunters to salvage meat from bears killed between January and May.

Image captured from the walrus cam.

Alaska’s popular walrus cam streams again after a decade

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A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach is once again streaming on the Internet.

Portion of Dalton Highway to remain closed until next week

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Water levels vary along the 80-mile closure, but state transportation officials say about 2-feet of water is over the road at some parts.

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A Malaysian forensic team personnel handles bags of human remains found at abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the Malaysia-Thailand border in Wang Kelian on Monday.
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Police: Malaysia Uncovers 139 Mass Graves Believed To Hold Migrants

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Most of the victims are believed to be Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar. They are held until their families pay more money, which few can afford to do.

Auschwitz survivor Eva Kor sits in a courtroom in Lueneburg, northern Germany, on April 21, 2015. She testified at the trial of 93-year-old former Auschwitz guard Oskar Groening.
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‘It’s For You To Know That You Forgive,’ Says Holocaust Survivor

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Eva Kor, who was held at Auschwitz and recently testified against former Nazi guard Oskar Groening, says that when a victim chooses to forgive, they take the power back from their tormentors.

Nepalese villagers wave after collecting aid dropped by an Indian helicopter in Khanigaun, Nepal.
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Remembering Marines Who Died On A Mission Of Mercy In Nepal

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Six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese soldiers died in a helicopter crash while delivering earthquake relief supplies. NPR’s Scott Simon reflects on the kind of people who risk their lives for strangers.

Princeton University professor John Nash speaks during a news conference at the university in Oct. 1994 after being named the winner of the Nobel Prize for economics.
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‘Beautiful Mind’ Mathematician John Nash, Jr. Dies In New Jersey Car Crash

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The Nobel Prize winner who struggled with schizophrenia and was portrayed by Russell Crowe in the 2001 film, died with his wife in a taxi on the New Jersey Turnpike, officials say. He was 86.