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The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a new regulation Wednesday that defines the scope of federal oversight of waters, to a chorus of Alaska lawmakers and industry groups calling it an egregious federal overreach. 

Erica Martinson
A federal appeals court on Tuesday denied the Obama administration’s request to lift a hold on the president’s executive actions on immigration.Julia Preston
A lawyer seeking to free two chimpanzees from a state university told a judge Wednesday that their confinement for research purposes is akin to slavery, the involuntary detention of mentally ill people and imprisonment.Jake Pearson
In a brief summer drilling season off Alaska's Arctic shore, Shell Oil Co.'s Ann Pickard is on the hunt for a giant oil field, and she thinks she knows where to find it.Hal Bernton and Coral Garnick
Russia, like most countries, is struggling to balance public desire for privacy with the government's interest in monitoring potentially criminal activity. But the Kremlin's approach strikes observers as too heavy-handed.Fred Weir
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont began drawing implicit contrasts with Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday in the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, as he played the liberal purist in throwing down policy gauntlet after gauntlet - a $15 minimum wage, $1 trillion for public works jobs, a “Medicare-for-all” system of universal health care - in his first campaign rally since declaring his candidacy last month.Patrick Healy
The United States has an ambitious agenda as leader of the Arctic Council and needs continued cooperation with Russia to carry it out, says the top U.S. Arctic official.Yereth Rosen
We know that victims of elder abuse tend to be socially isolated, physically weakened and struggling to maintain their independence. They are reliant on family, friends or caregivers who violate their trust. What we don't know, because elder abuse is underreported, is how big the problem really is.Rita Beamish
A book that revisits the life of a beloved Alaska sea captain claims Vladimir Putin came to Alaska during the Exxon Valdez oil spill, years before his rise to prominence as a political force in Russia. A Russian expert says he's not convinced.  Alex DeMarban
The shape of Mars's Siloe Patera crater has led some scientists to believe that the structure was once a supervolcano.Meredith Hamilton