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'Blood On The Snow' After Second Suicide Blast In Russia

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 03:58

An explosion Monday tore apart a bus, killing more than a dozen people and injuring many others. It followed Sunday's bombing at a train station in the same city, Volgograd. Suspicion is falling on Chechen extremists who want to create a separate Islamist state.

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'Love locks' decorate Kodiak bridge

Southeast Alaska News - Mon, 2013-12-30 01:02

KODIAK — They’re locks of love, inspiration and memories.

Take a stroll down the sidewalk atop Fred Zharoff Memorial Bridge, and you too might feel inspired looking at the padlocks known as “love locks” that sporadically decorate the safety fence.

Similar to the “love locks” on the famous Pont des Arts pedestrian bridge in Paris, more than 30 locks decorate Kodiak’s only major bridge. The idea is simple: couples write their name on a padlock, lock it to the bridge and throw the key in the water below as a symbol of their permanent love.

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Revisions to fisheries act under review

Southeast Alaska News - Mon, 2013-12-30 01:02

ANCHORAGE — The act regulating America’s fisheries could see changes under the discussion draft proposed by the House Natural Resources Committee.

The Magnuson-Stevens Act, or MSA, was up for reauthorization this year but that process won’t be finalized until 2014.

The House Natural Resources Committee released draft legislation Dec. 19 with 30 pages of proposed MSA changes that address several major fisheries issues, including catch share programs, electronic monitoring, rebuilding plans and the term “overfished.”

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Family's memories uncovered after 50 years

Southeast Alaska News - Mon, 2013-12-30 01:01

ANCHORAGE — Last summer, workers demolishing an old Alaska Railroad warehouse near Ship Creek found something unusual inside a wall. It was an old-fashioned photo album: Black leather-bound cover with pages made of delicate black paper. “Marie and Irvan Christian” was embossed on the front cover.

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GOP can count ways to Senate majority

Southeast Alaska News - Mon, 2013-12-30 01:00

WASHINGTON — Republicans count enough competitive races to challenge Democrats for control of the Senate in the 2014 elections, if only they can figure out what to do with the tea party.

Crowded primaries in states such as Georgia, Iowa and North Carolina, where tea partyers and social conservatives are fighting for the nomination and pushing candidates farther right, worry many Republicans, especially after they saw their legitimate shots at a Senate majority slip away in 2010 and 2012.

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Cinnamon Can Help Lower Blood Sugar, But One Variety May Be Best

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 00:47

For years, there have been hints that adding cinnamon to your diet can help control blood sugar. And a recent spate of studies adds to the evidence that the effect is real. But if you want to incorporate more of this aromatic spice in your diet, the variety may matter.

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Hot On YouTube: Videos About Video Games, And Science, Too

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 00:24

Many people watched other people playing video games on the video-sharing site in 2013. But it wasn't all about games; educational videos, particularly those that explain science concepts or use fun animation, were also big hits.

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Can Robots Manage Your Money Better Than You? Startups Say Yes

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 00:23

A handful of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs say it's time to turn your finances over to bots. Algorithms can monitor a person's financial behavior better than most advisers, they say, and aren't biased by commissions or complex fee structures.

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$1,000 Pill For Hepatitis C Spurs Debate Over Drug Prices

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 00:22

Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration approved a class of drugs that can cure most hepatitis C infections. That's great news for the more than 3 million Americans infected. But the high cost — $84,000 per course of treatment — means some patients could miss out.

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Films With Black Actors, Directors Go To 11 In 2013

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 00:21

This year's 11 top-grossing films starring black actors and by black directors almost doubles the number of last year's slate of comparable films. Industry watchers say Hollywood needs a stronger infrastructure of support for black filmmakers to sustain this level of racial diversity on and off the screen.

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Wet Snow Complicates Power Restoration In Maine

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 23:21

A band of heavy, wet snow is causing renewed concerns for utility companies in Maine just a week after an ice storm left parts of northern New England in the dark.

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Report: 70 Journalists Died On The Job In 2013

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 23:06

At least 70 journalists were killed on the job around the world in 2013. That includes 29 who died covering the civil war in Syria and 10 slain in Iraq, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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From the Haines Police Department this evening.

Facebook Feed - Sat, 2013-12-28 21:02
From the Haines Police Department this evening.

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The Haines Police Department advises residents that Mud Bay Road is impassible from the harbor to the cannery at Letnikof due to heavy snow and stuck vehicles. DOT is on its way, but anyone traveling that way is advised to wait a few hours... Be safe, everyone!

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Facebook Feed - Fri, 2013-12-27 15:42

Appeals court reinstates overfishing charges against Kookesh, two others
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In 2009, Kookesh, a Democrat, and the other men were fishing for sockeye salmon at Kanalku Bay near his hometown of Angoon.

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