GOP wants to broaden appeal; will candidates get in the way?

WASHINGTON - Anyone in America can grow up to be president, as the saying goes - unless you happen to be a Muslim, a leading Republican presidential candidate believes.
Nation and World
Empire Editorial: Presidential reality TV

It was Alaska's best reality TV series. With the benefit of a week of hindsight and contemplation, that's our conclusion of the recent visit of the 44th President of the United States to the 49th state.
Cruz blames prez for climate of violence against police

FORT WORTH, Texas - Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz blamed President Barack Obama on Thursday for a climate of violence against police, contending the president and his administration have long vilified law enforcement.
Nation and World
My Turn: Location, expertise and timing: Three reasons Northwest Alaska is ready for an opening Arctic

...A year later, our state is gearing up to host international conversations on the Arctic and a visit by the President of the United States. Our region is ready for this moment. This week, President Barack Obama annouced that he will visit Kotzebue...
My Turn: Murkowski: President's Alaska goal should be partnership

As Alaskans, we take great pride in welcoming visitors to our beautiful state. That is especially true when our guest is the President of the United States.
Court overturns some Blagojevich Senate-seat convictions

CHICAGO - A federal appeals court Tuesday overturned some of the most sensational convictions that sent former Illinois Gov.
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In race, Christie promises blunt campaign

LIVINGSTON, N.J. - A tough-talking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie launched his 2016 campaign for president Tuesday with a promise to tell voters the truth even if it makes them cringe.
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Two women born in 1800s still alive

When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in the world with birthdates in the 1800s.
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There's more to summer movies than 'Avengers'

When Iron Man and his band of merry do-gooders start smashing box office records at the multiplex this weekend with "Avengers: Age of Ultron," the clamor will ring in the official start of the summer movie season. Between now and Labor Day, Hollywood will unleash a wave of sequels, remakes, reboots, comic-book adventures, high-concept comedies and the usual assortment of wanna be blockbusters, all competing for your attention (and your wallet). Here are some of the movies scheduled to come out over the next four months:MAY 8
First lady addresses inaugural Native American youth summit

WASHINGTON - Michelle Obama on Thursday told hundreds of Native American youths that they are all precious and sacred and that "each of you was put on this earth for a reason.


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