Rohingya migrant crisis eases, but hard questions remain

...what's next?The Indonesian-Malaysian offer to shelter migrants for up to a year was hailed as a breakthrough, and marks a major reversal after navies from the two countries and Thailand pushed boatloads of desperate migrants away. But it is just the first...
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My Turn: Smaller PFD check is a nudge in the right direction

...denied the request though, so most of us simply sucked it up by adjusting our spending plans like we would for an unanticipated major car or home repair. Not everyone in our community could absorb the financial impact, and Palin's rebate proposal wasn't...
Fears mount over Palmyra as IS expands territory in Syria

...essentially ending regime presence in that province, and consolidating IS' core territory," he said.The fall of Palmyra follows major setbacks for Assad in northern and southern Syria. "This is simply an indication of how overstretched the regime is," Itani...
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Obama's trade bill narrowly clears key hurdle

...home and send them to nations with lax environmental and safety standards and low wages.The trade measure is one of three major bills pending in the Senate as lawmakers look toward a weeklong Memorial Day recess set to begin at week's end.Legislation...
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Elias K's Orioles in first win of season

...the fourth inning, and Elias - now in his second year in the majors - did the rest."Any time you put some runs on the board it's...into a rhythm."Orioles: Mike Wright will make his second major league start Saturday in Miami. The right-hander blanked...
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LeBron leads Cavs past Hawks in Game 1

...tied 51-51 at the break.POUNDING THE BOARDSThe Cavaliers finished with a 49-37 rebounding edge, exposing Atlanta's major weakness during the regular season.Timofey Mozgov led with 11 rebounds, while Thompson chipped in with 10.James also had...
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Girls senior soccer players to be honored

...things to ensure team success. We wish Gabby nothing but the best as she plans to attend the University of Alaska Southeast and major in Health Sciences.GAEA TURMAN #24 midfielder/defender, Juneau-Douglas This is Gaea's first year with Juneau-Douglas...
Protests influence Kerry trade speech venue

...John Kerry he'd be better off avoiding the city to deliver a major trade speech because of ongoing protests over Arctic drilling...their state and the Pacific Northwest.The Port of Seattle is a major gateway for goods travelling to and from Asia, and Washington...
'Monumental' art unveiled at Soboleff Building

...are believed to be the biggest of their kind in the world -- but to their significance and stature: each one represents a major new work by an internationally recognized master artist and is an important addition to Juneau's artistic landscape.More...
Mariners fall to Orioles in Cruz's return

...Mariners on Tuesday night.Cruz led the majors with 40 home runs last season as a member...with Seattle in December, Cruz hit his major-league leading 16th homer with two on...Seattle's Felix Hernandez for most wins in the majors. The six wins are a career-high for...
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