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Black students complain of casual racism

BOSTON - It's not always the slurs and the other out-and-out acts of racism. It's the casual, everyday slights and insensitivities.
Nation and World
DNA study says dogs first appeared in Central Asia

NEW YORK - Where did dogs first arrive on the scene? Scientists have long debated that question, and now a study of doggie DNA from around the world is pointing to Central Asia.
Nation and World

WASHINGTON - The Senate passed a bill Tuesday aimed at improving cybersecurity by encouraging companies and the government to share information about threats. It took roughly six years to win approval for such a program.
Nation and World
Law student sues CIA over data on Salvadoran Army officer

SEATTLE - A University of Washington law school student has filed a federal Freedom of Information lawsuit alleging the CIA has illegally withheld information about an El Salvador Army officer suspected of human rights violations during that country?Äos civil war.
Nation and World
Agents: 'Titanic' composer James Horner died in plane crash

LOS ANGELES - James Horner, who composed music for dozens of films and won two Oscars for his work on "Titanic," died when his plane crashed in Southern California, his agents confirmed Tuesday. He was 61.
Regional News
For Juneau and Alaska, gay marriage legalization is good for business

Gay or straight, money spends the same - and there's big money in weddings. Predictions for the economic impact of same-sex weddings in Alaska range to millions of dollars annually.
State | Local
Hand, face transplants to be regulated like other organs

...critical - "otherwise we could undermine public trust," said McDiarmid, a transplant specialist at the University of California, Los Angeles."The consent process for the life-saving organs should not, must not, be derailed by a consent...
Alaska Science Forum: Old dogs, Alaska and the New World

When people first walked across the Bering Land Bridge thousands of years ago, dogs were by their sides, according to researchers who wrote a paper published in the journal Science. Scientists from Washington, D.C.
Native tribal leaders worry about road access to cultural landmarks

Rosa Miller, tribal leader of Juneau's Auk Kwaan, faces an uphill battle in keeping development far away from her tribe's culturally significant spots in Berners Bay.
University of Alaska one of dozens hit by hackers

Universities have become attractive targets for hackers who are taking advantage of the openness of the schools' networks, their decentralized security and the personal information they keep on millions of young adults.


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