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Federal officials have made a lot of unfulfilled promises in the past in the past about paying attention to the issues and needs of the far north, so Alaskans have a right to be skeptical about new promises, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday.Yereth Rosen
As Obama pays a visit to Alaska to talk climate change and Arctic issues, it may be a preview of the U.S. stance during upcoming climate talks in Paris.Jeannette Lee Falsey
Sacks looked at some of his patients with a writer's eye and found new ways of explaining how all human brains function. His 1985 "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat" became a best-seller. GREGORY COWLES
A large fire broke out Sunday in the basement of a sprawling residential complex in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich east, killing at least seven people and injuring more than 200, civil defense officials in the kingdom said.Adam Schreck
Spanish authorities have arrested a businessman with dual American-Belgian citizenship who has been accused of enslavement and pillaging "blood diamonds" during Sierra Leone's civil war, a legal aid group said. Associated Press
The Pentagon announced the FlexTech Alliance, a group of 162 companies and universities including Apple, Boeing, and Harvard University.Jeff Ward-Bailey
Georgia has led the way in prison reform in the South, including $12 million for education. On one hot morning this summer, 19 prisoners in the state celebrated becoming high school graduates.Patrik Jonsson
The former Cairo bureau chief of Al Jazeera English was found guilty of terrorism-related charges, along with two other journalists. Many have viewed the charges and the trial as a sham.Valentina Jovanovski
A team of six NASA scientists begin a 365-day isolation experiment simulating life on Mars. How soon will a crewed mission be a reality?Annika Fredrikson
 Thousands of Lebanese demonstrators gathered on Saturday evening to protest towering garbage piles, corruption and political dysfunction, infusing new momentum into a campaign for better governance that seeks to unite citizens often divided by religion and politics.Anne Barnard
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