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In Alaska, budget cuts threaten the fight against climate change

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The 47th Earth Day on Saturday was marked by hundreds of rallies around the world to support the sciences and defend climate research that the White House is threatening to no longer fund.  Alaska may be ground zero for these cuts, despite environmental changes that have scientists deeply concerned. Jeremy Mathis, …

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WikiLeaks releases more CIA docs as U.S. weighs charges

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WASHINGTON — WikiLeaks released what it claims is the 31-page user guide for a CIA device code-named “Weeping Angel.” It can turn some Samsung TVs into surveillance tools with an implant for recording audio from a TV’s built-in microphone. Posted online Friday, the release is the latest dump of classified …

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Ala. congressman fields tough questions during town-hall marathon

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Congress goes back to work Monday after a two-week recess. Some Republicans who returned to their districts avoided tough questions from constituents, but not Congressman Bradley Byrne. The Alabama lawmaker held 11 town halls in four days. He drove himself and his staff across rural Alabama, where he fielded concerns …

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Berkeley reverses course on Ann Coulter speech

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BERKELEY — The University of California, Berkeley, reversed its decision Thursday to cancel a speech by conservative commentator Ann Coulter over security concerns. They are now offering a make-up date at a more secure venue. On the Berkeley campus, opposition to Ann Coulter’s appearance adds to a growing impression that …

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ISIS claims responsibility for deadly Paris attack

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Last Updated Apr 20, 2017 6:58 PM EDT PARIS — The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the shooting on Paris’ Champs-Elysees in which a gunman killed a police officer and left two others gravely wounded. In a statement from its Amaq news agency, the …

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Georgia special election: a look at the early vote

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By Anthony Salvanto and Kabir Khanna Spanning wealthier and Republican-leaning suburbs north of Atlanta, Georgia’s Sixth District is the kind of place Democrats would love to pull off an upset, not simply for one single district but as a harbinger of larger possibilities. They’d use it to argue there’s greater …

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