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Are gun violence researchers becoming an endangered species?

...funding, even those most intrigued by gun violence must spend a lot of time working on other topics.Meanwhile, the longtime leaders in gun violence research aren't getting any younger; many are in their 60s and 70s.Some, worried that the field...
Nation and World
Key Afghan city falls to Taliban in major government setback

...Kunduz assault highlights the resilience of the Taliban following the revelation earlier this year that their reclusive longtime leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, died two years ago. A bitter internal dispute over the appointment of Mansoor has yet to...
Nation and World
Taliban confirm death, choose successor

KABUL, Afghanistan - The Taliban confirmed the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and appointed his successor Thursday, as a new round of peace talks was indefinitely postponed amid concerns...
Not For Web
Ulmer goes off road for support in the Bush

...have donated to Murkowski. Oliver Leavitt, a vice president of Barrow-based Arctic Slope Regional Corp. and a longtime leader on the North Slope, is co-chairman of Murkowski's campaign. Leavitt did not return repeated telephone calls...
P.O.W. women return with win

...vs. Juneau Jeffus & Williams at 1 p.m. On Tuesday, Prince of Wales took an eight-point lead, 12-4, when longtime leader Jean Jackson sank two free throws with 15 minutes, 44 seconds left in the first half. But Juneau started to chip...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il dead at age 69

PYONGYANG, North Korea - Kim Jong Il, North Korea's mercurial and enigmatic longtime leader, has died of heart failure. He was 69.In a "special broadcast" Monday from the North Korean capital, state media said Kim...
Jensens were witnesses, shapers of Alaska history

Mamie Jensen watched Douglas spring up on the banks of Gastineau Channel, and Marcus Jensen saw it burn to the ground. Together, they helped rebuild the town, and build the state of Alaska as well.
Cy Peck, respected Native elder, dies at 91

Cyrus Peck Sr., a longtime Native leader, died Sunday at the age of 92.
Israeli-Egyptian swap highlights brittle ties

...agreement to such a swap highlights how brittle relations have become between the two since the fall of Egypt's longtime leader Hosni Mubarak, and that many on both sides want to preserve them.Israel released 25 jailed Egyptians, most of...
Not For Web
My turn: 'Clean elections' will work

...Senate David Cuddy, Republican Moderates head Ray Metcalfe, Libertarian Party leader Jason Dowell and Jim Sykes, longtime leader of the Green Party. Constitutional father Vic Fischer wrapped up the evening, reminding us that it was this same...


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