Justice Antonin Scalia at the Supreme Court in 2012.

Justice Antonin Scalia, Known For Biting Dissents, Dies At 79

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- Scalia was perhaps the leading voice of uncompromising conservatism on the Supreme Court. In his 29 years on the court, he achieved almost a cult following for dissents.
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National News

Republican presidential candidates at the final GOP before the South Carolina primary on Saturday at the Peace Center in Greenville, S.C.

Scalia Vacancy, 9/11 And Speaking Spanish: 6 Takeaways From The GOP Debate

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The sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia spurred debate over whether President Obama should fill the vacancy, but the rest of the event devolved into fighting and character attacks.

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during a rally at Greenville Downtown Airport on Friday in Greenville, S.C. (John Bazemore/AP)

4 Things To Know About The South Carolina Primaries

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On the GOP side, the state has a mix of evangelicals and moderates that could test the field. For Democrats, Clinton and Sanders are fighting for black voters, who are more than half the electorate.

Emails released by the State Department from Hillary Clinton's time as secretary include 84 new classified documents. (Jim Cole/AP)

Over 1,000 Clinton Documents Released, Including 84 New Classified Emails

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The latest batch of the emails from Clinton’s controversial private server include 81 which had been redacted and upgraded to confidential classified status and three upgraded to secret status.

Stephen Jenner, from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, sprays an insecticide under an avocado tree where some Oriental fruit flies were found on September 9, 2015 in Homestead, Fla. After months fighting a fruit fly infestation, Florida has declared the insect has been eradicated. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida Says Its Fruits, Vegetables Are Safe From Invasive Fruit Fly

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Since September, Florida has been fighting an infestation of the Oriental fruit fly, an invasive pest that threatened more than 400 crops. The state declared the insect eradicated as of Saturday.

More Alaska News

Senator introduces bill to ban late-term abortion

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A North Pole senator has introduced a bill that would require Alaska’s doctors to determine whether a fetus could survive outside of the womb before performing abortions.

Earthquake damage closes Anchorage school library, gym

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Damage from magnitude-7.1 earthquake in January has closed an Anchorage school library and gym. The Alaska Dispatch News reports the Romig Middle School gym was closed off after engineers assessed the structure of the roof and determined it was unsafe….

Research finds harmful algae toxins in Alaska marine mammals

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A study led by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists says toxins from harmful ocean algae were detected at surprising levels in samples of more than 900 Alaska marine mammals.

Sitka settles with man hit by stun gun in jail

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The city of Sitka has agreed to pay $350,000 to resolve a complaint threatening a lawsuit over the 2014 arrest of a man who was hit by a stun gun in the city jail.

Sitka to act on recommendations in landslide study

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Sitka officials say they plan to make land development improvements following the release of a study on the August landslides.

Fairbanks debates federal proposal on Alaska predator hunts

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Fairbanks residents have shown support for a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal that would ban some bear, wolf and coyote hunts on federal wildlife refuges in Alaska.

Alaska adopts new rules for dispersant use in oil spills

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Alaska oil spill responders have adopted new rules for the rapid use of chemical dispersant but say dispersant will continue to be considered only rarely when mechanical cleanup is not practical. Chemical dispersant has been used on an oil spill…

Fire official dies in police shooting in Barrow

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A fire official in a northern Alaska town has died in a police-involved shooting.