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Crystal Worl honored with Native artists in Washington, D.C.

...S. Department of State's Office of Art in Embassies and the Institute of American Indian Arts, according to a state department release.The five honorees - Tlingit Athabascan artist Worl, Navajo artist Tony Abeyta of Sante Fe N.M. and...
Republicans rush to shut borders to Syrian refugees

...U.S. has admitted roughly 2,500 Syrians since the civil war erupted in that country in the spring of 2011, State Department officials said. Of that number, about half are children. About 2 percent are single men of combat age. The overall...
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Alaska governor says refugee vetting process 'stringent'

...says Walker was among the governors who participated in a briefing with officials from the White House, FBI and State Department on the refugee process.Since Friday's terror attacks in Paris, some governors have questioned U.S. plans...
Wary governors halt, question plan to accept Syrian refugees

...number (in parentheses) of Syrian refugees who have arrived in each state since Jan. 1, according to the U.S. State Department's Refugee Processing Center:ALABAMA (0)Republican Gov. Robert Bentley announced Sunday that he would refuse...
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2 Americans among 5 killed in rare Jordan police shooting

...exactly what happened."U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said a program funded by the State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security...Americans are also civilians, the State Department said.The wounded - three Jordanians...
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Budget cuts threaten to slow snow plows

...for 8 to 14 inches), city employees were out in trucks and on all-terrain vehicles clearing the streets. The state Department of Transportation also had plows out clearing state-owned roadways, such as Egan Drive.The city and DOT snow-removal...
Witnesses: 9 killed in attack on bar in Burundi's capital crackdown this weekend "are increasing the risk of an outbreak of mass violence in Burundi," said U.S. State Department spokesperson John Kirby in a statement Saturday.Although the current violence appears to be political, Burundi...
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Police in south Nepal fire at protesters; Indian man killed

...credibly and effectively," Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said in New Delhi.In Washington, State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said Monday the U.S. was encouraging all Nepalis to engage in the democratic process...
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Appeals filed in water reservation case

...and business and industry groups were among those filing appeals to Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Myers. The state Department of Law also appealed that decision on behalf of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Lands Office. The reservation falls...
Potholes outside Fairbanks cause problems for school buses

...road service areas. According to northern region spokeswoman Meadow Bailey, Two Rivers Road also falls outside the state department's responsibility.Bailey said the road was "dedicated to the public by the Skarland Heights Subdivision," and...


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