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Prosecutors would face high bar in filing Amtrak charges

...prove more personally devastating: Prosecutors are trying to determine if he committed a crime.Brandon Bostian, 32, could face criminal charges if law enforcement finds he was reckless or negligent when the train approached a curve at 106 mph, according...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-22/prosecutors-would-face-high-bar-filin
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Prosecutor: 6 officers indicted in death of Baltimore man

...Caesar Goodson, who drove the van, faces manslaughter and a second-degree "depraved...misconduct in office. Those officers also face reckless-endangerment charges.Ivan...doesn't understand why the van driver faces more serious charges than the officers...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-22/prosecutor-6-officers-indicted-death-
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Former Boko Haram captives still held - by Nigerian military

...the Islamic extremist group?As scores of young Nigerian women and children are rescued from the clutches of Boko Haram, they face suspicions that they may still be in contact with their former captors.These fears apparently have led to an entire group of...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-22/former-boko-haram-captives-still-held
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Obama's trade bill narrowly clears key hurdle

...calendar, as is a bill to renew authority for the government to commit federal funds for highway and bridge construction. Both face a June 1 deadline, and McConnell is particularly intent on making sure the anti-terrorism Patriot Act doesn't lapse at a...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-22/obamas-trade-bill-narrowly-clears-key
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Paul protests Patriot Act for hours

...against renewal of the Patriot Act, calling the post-Sept. 11 law government intrusion on Americans' privacy.Congress faces a June 1 deadline for the law's expiration, and Paul's speech underscored the deep divisions over the National Security...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-21/paul-protests-patriot-act-hours
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Obama: Climate change a security threat

...This will be tough."Obama's climate change agenda has drawn strong political opposition from the GOP-led Congress and faces a number of legal challenges. Many Republican lawmakers either have denied the science of climate change or have distanced...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-21/obama-climate-change-security-threat
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Police and Fire for May 21, 2015

...No injuries were reported.? About 12:41 May 14, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a hiker stranded on the north face of Thunder Mountain. Justin Rasmussen, 31, had hiked into an area to hunt and it became too unsafe for him to continue. Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-21/police-and-fire-may-21-2015
Local
Girls senior soccer players to be honored

...the end of the day. To know what my team and I can accomplish when it comes to soccer and even friendship puts a smile on may face. I will always miss the bond that I have formed with everyone, and hope that TM soccer can be a comfortable and excepting place...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-05-21/girls-senior-soccer-players-be-honored
Sports
Empire Editorial: Lawmakers must use the Permanent Fund earnings reserve to solve budget impasse

...would run out of money in the fall and face a shutdown.Gov. Walker isn't willing...unfunded," Walker wrote.The Legislature faces a big task, but it isn't an insurmountable...most immediate one.Lawmakers will still face tough choices on further cuts and tax increases...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-19/empire-editorial-lawmakers-must-use-p
Opinion
Group celebrates 25 years of dice game

...personal score sheet. Rounds are played for each number on the six faces of the die. The round will also end if anyone reaches 21 points...that round, she said.One dice in each set of three has a face with a brown, engraved moose image that counts as "wild...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-18/group-celebrates-25-years-dice-game
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