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Alaska authors rack up accolades in 2013

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Wed, 2013-12-25 20:29
Alaska authors rack up accolades in 2013 For better or worse, Alaskans may be better known nowadays for their reality TV exploits. But writers in the 49th state got plenty of love in 2013, too.December 25, 2013

Folate an important element for healthy sperm, says new study

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Wed, 2013-12-25 20:25
Folate an important element for healthy sperm, says new study Folate, a vitamin long associated with female reproductive health, also has big benefits for potential fathers-to-be, says a new study. And despite the food insecurity that has long faced many parts of Alaska, the state has a number of great natural sources of folate.December 25, 2013

Researchers examine fate of atmospheric mercury in the Arctic

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Wed, 2013-12-25 20:23
Researchers examine fate of atmospheric mercury in the Arctic The transfer of mercury from the air to the soil and water in the Arctic is not well understood, and scientists will use measurements on the North Slope to try to figure out whether snow traps the potentially dangerous element and keeps it in the ecosystem.December 25, 2013

Alaska dairyman's sentencing delayed by judge to understand 'full extent' of crimes

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Wed, 2013-12-25 20:22
Alaska dairyman's sentencing delayed by judge to understand 'full extent' of crimes A federal judge on Monday delayed sentencing for a man accused of making false statements to the U.S. Department of Agriculture in hopes of keeping the struggling Matanuska Creamery afloat.December 25, 2013

Former DNR commissioner named to head Livengood mine project

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Wed, 2013-12-25 20:22
Former DNR commissioner named to head Livengood mine project International Tower Hill, a company which hopes to develop a major gold mine in Alaska, announced plans to reduce its workforce in Fairbanks and Denver, and to promote vice president Tom Irwin to its top spot.December 25, 2013

In halibut turf wars, no one's looking out for the little guy

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Wed, 2013-12-25 20:08
In halibut turf wars, no one's looking out for the little guy Over the course of the past several years, the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council and the National Marine Fisheries Service have conspired to price average people out of the halibut fishery.December 25, 2013

Reign of crab focus of Southcentral Alaska museum exhibit

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Wed, 2013-12-25 20:06
Reign of crab focus of Southcentral Alaska museum exhibit An exhibit currently running at the Pratt Museum in Homer gives a glimpse at crab's role both in Southcentral Alaska's past and what the species could mean for the future.December 25, 2013

Where Arctic camels once roamed, coal mining can wait

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Wed, 2013-12-25 20:06
Where Arctic camels once roamed, coal mining can wait A coal-exploration project on Nunavut's Ellesmere Island is delayed after concerns are raised about impacts to important paleontological sites and at-risk wildlife.December 25, 2013

Car Bomb Kills Dozens Near Church In Baghdad

NPR News - Wed, 2013-12-25 14:14

The bomb went off during Christmas Mass at a church in the Dora neighborhood. Earlier, two bombs exploded at an outdoor market in a Christian neighborhood, killing 11. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, but Iraq's Christian minority has often been targeted by al-Qaida and other insurgents.

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Julebukking in Petersburg, Alaska: A different kind of Christmas Tradition

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Wed, 2013-12-25 12:56
Julebukking in Petersburg, Alaska: A different kind of Christmas Tradition

Julebukking, a Norwegian Christmas tradition, is a lot like Halloween. Residents dress up, going door to door and sharing treats with neighbors. And in the Southeast Alaska town of Petersburg, the custom is alive and well.

December 25, 2013

Snowstorm Leave Parts Of Midwest, Northeast And Canada Powerless

NPR News - Wed, 2013-12-25 12:54

A snow and ice storm contributed to the deaths of 14 people and knocked out power from Michigan to Maine and into Canada. One utility is calling it the worst Christmas week outage in its history. Repairs are underway as more snow is forecast for the affected areas.

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NAFTA Opened Continent For Some Canadian Companies

NPR News - Wed, 2013-12-25 12:04

A generation after Mexico, Canada and the United States signed the North American Free Trade Agreement, cross-border business is flowing. Some Canadians were fearful of their southern neighbors, but Bombardier Aerospace, with plants now in the U.S. and Mexico, illustrates one way NAFTA changed business.

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Willow woman leads Alaska State Troopers on Christmas Eve car chase

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Wed, 2013-12-25 11:20
Willow woman leads Alaska State Troopers on Christmas Eve car chase Christmas Eve did not end well for a Willow woman who Alaska State Troopers said summoned them with a report another woman had been kidnapped from her home about 75 miles north of Anchorage.December 25, 2013

In Christmas Message, Snowden Tells Britons 'Privacy Matters'

NPR News - Wed, 2013-12-25 10:59

In a short addressed televised on Britain's Channel 4, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden said, "A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all."

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Diabetes Gene Common In Latinos Has Ancient Roots

NPR News - Wed, 2013-12-25 10:03

Scientists have found a gene that helps to explain why Mexicans are prone to Type 2 diabetes. The disease gene, like many others we humans carry, dates back to the time when humans and Neanderthals had sex thousands of years ago.

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Calif. Law To Help Domestic Abuse Victims Escape Violence

NPR News - Wed, 2013-12-25 08:48

A new California law taking effect in 2014 will make it easier for abuse survivors to break their leases. Victims will no longer need to get a court order or police report and instead can give landlords a simple form as proof they have been abused.

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Egypt Declares Muslim Brotherhood A Terrorist Group

NPR News - Wed, 2013-12-25 08:25

Members of the Brotherhood have waged near-daily protests since the toppling of President Mohammed Morsi in a military coup. The designation gives authorities more power in cracking down on the group.

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Pope's Christmas Wish: A Better World

NPR News - Wed, 2013-12-25 07:25

In his first Christmas message since being elected pontiff in March, Pope Francis prayed for peace in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere. He also spoke about everyday people, especially those struggling for a better life.

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U.S. Embassy In Kabul Hit By Indirect Fire

NPR News - Wed, 2013-12-25 07:17

Officials are investigating after two rockets hit an open area at the embassy Wednesday morning. There were no injuries.

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