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...gunboat Panay on China's Yangtze River. (Japan apologized, and paid $2.2 million in reparations.)In 1946, a United Nations committee voted to accept a six-block tract of Manhattan real estate offered as a gift by John D. Rockefeller Jr...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-12/today-history
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Larry John Traeger

...nine months of that time in the field. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal and United Nations Service Medal. Larry was then employed with the FBI until moving to Juneau in 1962. He then worked as a Private...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173559065
My Turn: Ramp up US, Alaska's Arctic infrastructure

...bordering the Arctic Ocean signed the Ilulissat Declaration which commits the countries to observe the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) as the appropriate legal framework for cooperation in the Arctic. An...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-02/ramp-us-alaskas-arctic-infrastructure
Opinion
Emotions high over school curriculum

...forcibly transfer children from one group to another group constitutes genocide."Goodwin insisted that under the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, the school district would be "complicit in covering up genocide...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-02/emotions-high-over-school-curriculum
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The #spirit of #giving

...individuals to give to nonprofit organizations." Founded in 2012 by New York's 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, #GivingTuesday has taken off, engaging more than 10,000 organizations worldwide, according to GivingTuesday...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-30/spirit-giving
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My Turn: The climate marches past Alaska

...neighbors.According to National Geographic (Sept. 24), there are three takaeawys from last week's march and the United Nation's climate summit: 1) A movement to fight climate change has real people power, 2) more companies are responding...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-28/my-turn-climate-marches-past-alaska
Opinion
Sierra Leone to shut down for three days to slow Ebola

...is likely the greatest peacetime challenge that the United Nations and its agencies have ever faced," said Dr. Margaret...writers Maria Cheng in London; Edith M. Lederer at the United Nations; Lolita C. Baldor in Washington; Sarah DiLorenzo...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-09-19/sierra-leone-shut-down-three-days-slo
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Today in History

...authorities were spared.In 1945, President Harry S. Truman signed the U.S. instrument of ratification for the United Nations Charter. The Soviet Union declared war against Japan during World War II.In 1953, the United States and South...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-08
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Syrian rebels kill 10 troops, capture others in Lebanon

...The deputy mayor said another seven Syrian refugees were killed after a shell slammed into the tent encampment. United Nations officials, who oversee Syrian refugees in Lebanon, did not respond to requests for comment.Syria's civil war...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-08-04/syrian-rebels-kill-10-troops-capture-
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Climate change crusaders cruise through Juneau

...Top team members around the world and the many friends they've made, the expedition is under the patronage of the United Nations. They also have corporate sponsors in Victorinox - the makers of the Swiss Army knife, which Dario used to cut the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-14/climate-change-crusaders-cruise-through
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