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There wasn’t much suspense to what Jenner told Diane Sawyer in his long-awaited television interview with ABC News -- it has been pretty clear for some time that he identifies as a woman and has begun the transitioning process.

ALESSANDRA STANLEY
Alaska will take center stage now that the U.S. has taken the helm of the eight-nation Arctic Council, with Secretary of State John Kerry calling Friday for reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions and Alaska leaders highlighting economic development opportunities. Alex DeMarban
A powerful earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday near its capital, Kathmandu, flattening sections of the city’s historic center and trapping dozens of sightseers in a 200-foot watchtower that came crashing down into a pile of bricks.Ellen Barry

Linking climate change with severe flooding in the Alaska village of Galena, Secretary of State John Kerry laid out an ambitious agenda to address greenhouse gas emissions and protect the Arctic Ocean as he accepted the reins of the eight-nation Arctic Council on Friday, April 24, 2015, at a ceremony in Canada.

Alex DeMarban
An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7.9 shook Nepal on Saturday near its capital, Kathmandu, flattening sections of the city’s historic center and trapping sightseers in a 200-foot tower that crumbled into a pile of bricks. People in the capital described scenes of panic and collapsed buildings, and the U.S. Geological Survey predicted severe damage to villages near the quake’s epicenter, about 50 miles from Kathmandu. ELLEN BARRY and GARDINER HARRIS
The wife of an American hostage who was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in Pakistan blames his al-Qaida captors for the death, but she also lashed out Thursday at what she called "inconsistent and disappointing" assistance from the Obama administration during an ordeal of more than three years.Hannah Allam
The U.S. will take over chairmanship of the Arctic Council on Friday, a change that will put Alaska at center stage for the council's focus on such things as climate change and Arctic infrastructure. Alex DeMarban
On the day that Armenians from around the world came here to commemorate the killing and forced expulsion of their ancestors by the Ottoman Turks a century ago, Turkish officials chose to focus on a different centennial, that of their country’s most important military victory.Ceylan Yeginsu
A survey of 10,000 people in the eight Arctic nations finds that only a minority know about the Arctic Council and its makeup. Still, survey respondents say they want the Arctic players -- even Russia -- to keep cooperating and to do so peacefully. Yereth Rosen
What are the origins of 420? And how has the "holiday" changed since states began legalizing marijuana? For many, what used to be a day of protest is now a day of celebration.Rob Hotakainen