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Iraq struggles with sectarian politics after Ramadi fall

...loss of Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's largest Sunni province, the Shiite-led government is hamstrung by the sectarian politics it has failed to overcome ever since the Islamic State group began its rampage more than a year ago.Prime Minister Haider...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-20/iraq-struggles-sectarian-politics-aft
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My Turn: Will rise of nonreligious reshape US politics?

Don't expect any official "Atheists for Hillary" outreach, but political progressives are cheered by a study showing a rise in the number of nonreligious Americans.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-20/my-turn-will-rise-nonreligious-reshap
Opinion
Obama: Climate change a security threat

...Obama acknowledged the difficult terrain in Washington. "The politics will be tough, but there is no other way." He repeated...likely to be fulfilled: "This cannot be subject to the usual politics and the usual rhetoric."His message was reinforced by Secretary...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-21/obama-climate-change-security-threat
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Despite majority, UK's Cameron faces Conservative rebellion

...that's unlikely to happen," said Colin Hay, a British politics professor at the Paris Institute of Political Studies. "It's...rebellious parliament the last time," said Simon Usherwood, politics lecturer at the University of Surrey. "You've got some...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-12/despite-majority-uks-cameron-faces-co
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Seattle, like it or not, becomes Shell's Arctic base

...world's most dangerous maritime environments.But environmental groups in the Pacific Northwest are sensing a shift in the politics that surround energy production, and have mobilized against a series of projects that would transform the region into a gateway...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-14/seattle-it-or-not-becomes-shells-arctic
State
Senate puts trade bill back on track

...finishes. "Republicans are going to do our part. Ultimately, however, success is going to require the Democrats putting aside politics and doing what's best for our country," he said.He spoke at a news conference shortly after House Democratic Leader Nancy...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-15/senate-puts-trade-bill-back-track
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Seattle, like it or not, becomes Shell's Arctic base

...the world's most dangerous maritime environments.Environmental groups in the Pacific Northwest are sensing a shift in the politics that surround energy production and have mobilized against a series of projects that would transform the region into a gateway...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-15/seattle-it-or-not-becomes-shells-arctic
State
My Turn: Israel working congress against Iran deal

...over its nuclear program."This week in the Jewish Daily Forward you can read, "How Orthodox money is reshaping Republican Politics." The article talks about six-figure donations and names politicians being groomed and funded for pubic office in America...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-10/israel-working-congress-against-iran-
Opinion
Maritime Festival will bring familiar and new fun

...covering Alaska's fishing industry for nearly 30 years; her research has included market trends, fish prices, technology and politics.Welch said she has two goals, according to the Juneau Maritime festival website. One goal is to make all Alaskans aware...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-07/maritime-festival-will-bring-familiar-a
Local
Slack Tide: Save some daylight for me

...you'd call "politically informed." I'm more like "politically-informed informed." I know I can inform myself about politics; I just usually skip right to the sports. However, at least until regular season baseball gets in full swing - after which...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-04-12/slack-tide-save-some-daylight-me
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