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McDonald's fries return to Venezuela

...Rival Burger King has passed the year reminding patrons that they still have a full range of sides. Meanwhile administration officials from President Nicolas Maduro on down have made jabs at the company that has become the ultimate symbol of U...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-04/mcdonalds-fries-return-venez
Nation and World
Chinese cyberattacks on US companies continue

...the company says it detected and thwarted the attacks before any corporate secrets were stolen.A senior Obama administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not allowed to discuss the matter publicly, said officials...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-20/chinese-cyberattacks-us-comp
Nation and World
Legislature to convene special session on gas issues

...is grappling with multibillion-dollar deficits amid low oil prices and has been using savings to get by. Administration officials have cited the importance of Alaska maintaining its high credit rating as it pursues the mega-project...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-19/legislature-convene-special-session-gas
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Gov't: No benefit hike for Social Security next year

...B premium and deductible for 2016, but its prospects are uncertain.The White House, meanwhile, has said administration officials are exploring options to mitigate the increase in Medicare costs."The COLA announcement not only fails to...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-16/govt-no-benefit-hike-social-
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Alaska hired consultants ahead of Obama visit

...assisting Walker's staff in preparing the governor for meetings and interactions with Obama and senior Obama administration officials, and providing advice to Walker and his staff on ways to "maximize productive collaboration" with the Obama...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-07/alaska-hired-consultants-ahead-obama-vi
State
Audit finds slipshod cybersecurity at HealthCare.gov

...including former customers. Their data is retained for years.Before HealthCare.gov went live in 2013, Obama administration officials assured Congress and the public that individuals' information would be used mainly to determine eligibility...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-25/audit-finds-slipshod-cyberse
Nation and World
Obama's personal ties with Xi yield mixed policy results

...not resolved and that we are prepared to take some countervailing actions," Obama said this month.Obama administration officials say China is getting the message. After National Security Adviser Susan Rice sharply warned Beijing about its...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-25/obamas-personal-ties-xi-yiel
Nation and World
US to accept 85,000 refugees in 2016

...country, according to the United Nations.A letter made public last week and signed by several former Obama administration officials urged the U.S. government to accept 100,000 Syrian migrants, and to put in place special rules to speed...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-21/us-accept-85000-refugees-201
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Bid to shut Guantanamo roils Pentagon, White House, Congress

...finding a new prison to house those still held.Defense Secretary Ash Carter is facing criticism from some administration officials who complain that he has not approved enough transfers, even though 52 Guantanamo detainees are eligible...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-13/bid-shut-guantanamo-roils-pe
Nation and World
Anger as Guatemala votes amid graft scandals

...Guatemala's annual budget."There is a weariness surrounding the patronage game," said Karin Slowing, a former top administration official under Perez Molina's predecessor.Some critics are urging voters to go to the polls wearing black clothes...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-06/anger-guatemala-votes-amid-g
Nation and World

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