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Alaska: The 49th State’s Place in History

Washington, D.C.  The President is traveling to Alaska to see firsthand the impacts of climate change on the region. Here’s a historical look at why Alaska is so important to protect.    Cancelled check in the amount of $7.2 million, for the purchase of Alaska, issued August 1, 1868; Records of the Accounting Officers of […]

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Gaza May Become Uninhabitable in Less Than Five Years

Gaza, Palestine.  A new report published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development on assistance to the Palestinian people warns that the Gaza Strip could become “uninhabitable” by 2020 if current economic trends persist. A man holds the hands of his granddaughters near the remnants of the residential towers where the girls used […]

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Another Chemical Plant Explosion in China

Washington, D.C.  An explosion at a chemical factory in eastern China has killed at least one person, according to government-run media, the latest in a series of deadly warehouse blasts that have raised questions about insufficient safety regulations. Blast at chemical plant in Dongying, in eastern province of Shandong province, China, Aug. 31, 2015. (Photo: […]

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Speaker John Boehner of Ohio Upset Mt. McKinley Renamed

Washington, D.C.  U.S. President Barack Obama is facing backlash from some Ohio lawmakers following his decision to rename Alaska’s Mt. McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America, to Denali. Mount McKinley, with U.S. Flag at Eielson Visitor Center by Albert Herring. “This is not an arbitrary change,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest.  He […]

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Timeline of Major Moments in Alaska’s History

Washington, D.C.  President Barack Obama is traveling to Alaska to shine a spotlight on what Alaskans in particular have come to know: Climate change is one of the biggest threats we face, it is being driven by human activity, and it is disrupting Americans’ lives right now. 10K-40K Before Present The first people came to […]

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U.S. Preparing Sanctions Over Alleged Chinese Cybertheft

Washington, D.C.  The Washington Post reported Sunday the Obama administration is preparing “unprecedented” economic sanctions against Chinese companies and individuals who benefit from the cybertheft of valuable U.S. trade secrets. Pete Souza, official White House photographer. Such action would follow President Barack Obama’s executive order declaring such activities a “national emergency,” and precedes the state […]

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300,000+ Make Perilous Mediterranean Crossing in 2015

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations refugee agency said today that the number of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean to reach Europe has surpassed 300,000 this year, up from 219,000 during the whole of 2014. A group of Afghans arrive on the island of Lesbos after travelling in an inflatable raft from Turkey to […]

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North Korea Declares ‘Quasi-State of War’ With South

Seoul, S. Korea.  North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has placed his military on high alert and declared a “quasi-state of war” in frontline areas Friday after North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire near the border. Seoul also has raised its military readiness to its highest level, suggesting imminent threat. A Member of the […]

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Alaska: The 49th State’s Place in History

Gaza May Become Uninhabitable in Less Than Five Years

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