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Chinese warships in Bering Sea as Obama visits state

...Obama travels in Alaska near the Arctic Circle.White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the Defense Department "positively identified...flew near the Bering Sea.Navy Cdr. Bill Urban, a Pentagon spokesman, said this is the first time that the U.S. has seen ships...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-02/chinese-warships-bering-sea-obama-visit
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Migrant tempers fray as Hungary blocks trains for second day

...after entering Hungary," government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs told The Associated Press...said Kovacs, the Hungarian government spokesman. "Without re-establishing law and...outskirts of the Austrian capital. Police spokesman Thomas Kleibinger said the vehicle's...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-03/migrant-tempers-fray-hungary
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Police in Illinois hunt for 3 suspects after officer killed

...of Fox Lake, 55 miles north of Chicago. Communication with him was lost soon after, said Lake County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli."His backup arrived shortly thereafter and found him injured with a gunshot wound," Covelli...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-02/police-illinois-hunt-3-suspe
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Supporters of Iran deal near key vote total to back up Obama

...on Cardin's home turf, but in a statement the group's spokesman stopped short of holding out hope for blocking the deal...support of a partisan congressional minority," said AIPAC spokesman Marshall Wittmann.The disapproval resolution would be sure...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-02/supporters-iran-deal-near-ke
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Jeb, Trump discord intensifies

...Trump has attacked Jeb's wife, his mother, he's taken him out of context and lied about his record," said Bush spokesman Tim Miller. "It's incumbent upon us to not just set the record straight about Jeb's record, and not just fight back...

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Man and officer wounded, dog killed in police address mix-up

...was likely shot accidentally by one of the other officers on the scene," GBI officials said in a statement.However, GBI spokesman Scott Dutton said it was too early to determine exactly who fired the gunshots. Dutton said he did not know if anyone in...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-02/man-and-officer-wounded-dog-
Nation and World
North America's tallest mountain gets new name - and height

...climber from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and three climbers from the private survey company CompassData Inc., USGS spokesman Mark Newell said. During their 14 days on the mountain, the climbers pulled equipment and supplies on sleds.The change...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-03/north-americas-tallest-mountain-gets-ne
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Hungary bars migrants from trains; smugglers wait

...village of Hegyeshalom.Early Tuesday, police stopped a van crammed with 24 Afghans on the outskirts of Vienna, said police spokesman Thomas Keiblinger. The van's door was welded shut and locked from the outside, he said, leaving the passengers with no...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-02/hungary-bars-migrants-trains
Nation and World
White House: Medicaid expansion 'right decision'

...bankruptcy."Expansion prioritizes "the heath of the state's citizens over narrow political interests," said White House spokesman Josh Earnest, who is traveling in Alaska with President Barack Obama.Messages left Tuesday with the state House and Senate...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-01/white-house-medicaid-expansion-right-de
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Shell pauses Arctic drilling for high wind, water

...the Arctic Ocean."Due to high wind and sea states, we have paused all critical operations in the Chukchi Sea," said spokesman Curtis Smith in an email response to questions.The eastern Chukchi Sea this week experienced gale-force winds in the range...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-31/shell-pauses-arctic-drilling-high-wind-
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