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Nations jockey for Arctic position

WASHINGTON - The U.S. is racing to keep pace with stepped-up activity in the once sleepy Arctic frontier, but it is far from being in the lead.
Bush's new Iraq plan contains old elements

President Bush's new plan for Iraq sounds a lot like his old one. Send in more troops, set goals for the Iraqi government and assure Americans it's better to wage war there than here.
Europe's bad mood: Does Obama need to worry?

WASHINGTON - The elections that drove Nicolas Sarkozy out of power in France and left Greece scrambling to build a coalition government pose a financial threat to the United States that could undermine President Barack Obama's efforts to cast himself as the agent of a U.S. economic revival.
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Worrisome words for oil industry, and Alaska

Despite improving energy production, or perhaps because of it, the United States needs to take some bold steps to improve its energy future, the Juneau World Affairs Council was told last week.
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World Affairs Council sponsors Joe Montville

JUNEAU - The Juneau World Affairs Council is sponsoring Joe Montville to speak at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center.
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Obama faces tough decisions in fighting terrorists

WASHINGTON - On Sept. 11, 2001, Barack Obama was driving to a state legislative hearing in Chicago when he heard the first sketchy reports of a plane hitting the World Trade Center on his car radio. The 40-year-old state senator spent the afternoon in his law office watching "nightmare images" of destruction and grief unfold on TV.
Outside editorial: US ripped off for $360M, and that's not bad

The following editorial first appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: The Associated Press reported last week that a military task force looking into contracting in Afghanistan has concluded that $360 million in U.S.


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