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Congressman Don Young came to Wasilla High School to engage with students and ended up having to express his regret for any offense taken during a session that reportedly included obscenities, a parable about bull sex and what school officials described as "hurtful" comments about suicide. 

Zaz Hollander
A new filing from Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan details the sources of the $2.5 million his campaign raised in August and September, as well as a sprinkling of interesting payments made by Sullivan’s campaign as part of the $2.4 million it spent during that period.Nathaniel Herz
Audio clips and photographs taken by police officers at the scene of a brawl involving the family of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin were released Tuesday by the Anchorage Police Department. Laurel Andrews
In the U.S. Senate race in Alaska, one of the major-party candidates has a law degree from Georgetown and graduated from Harvard. The other didn’t graduate from college. Guess which one is running the wonkier, more policy-focused campaign?Nathaniel Herz
The Justice Department’s non-response to an information request about U.S. Rep. Don Young will cost the government $86,000 in legal fees, a Washington, D.C., judge ruled Tuesday.Richard Mauer
In a forum Tuesday before the Kenai and Soldotna chambers of commerce, Democratic Sen. Mark Begich and his Republican challenger, Dan Sullivan, exchanged sharply different views on the U.S. economy. Dermot Cole
The two leading gubernatorial candidates -- independent Bill Walker and Republican Gov. Sean Parnell -- tangled over energy and the economy at a crowded debate in Anchorage on Monday, with the proposed mega-LNG project often taking center stage.Alex DeMarban

In the runup to the Nov. 4 general election, Alaska Dispatch News asked candidates for state and federal offices questions on a range of issues. Here are there responses. 

Alaska Dispatch News
Longtime Alaska politician Mark Begich is in the fight of his life to hold onto his U.S. Senate seat. Can he pull off a win against Dan Sullivan, the former state commissioner and attorney general who has never held elected office?Nathaniel Herz
In the last weeks of the most expensive political race in Alaska history, both U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and Republican challenger Dan Sullivan are making a big push for support in rural Alaska, where their differences are especially distinct.Lisa Demer

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  • Jeffrey E. Fowle, one of three Americans imprisoned by North Korea, has been released and is on his way home after six months of captivity, the White House said Tuesday, easing though not ending a clash between the isolated Asian country and the United States.

  • The chief executive of the French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie, one of the most powerful and colorful figures in the energy industry, was killed when his business jet collided with a snowplow Monday night on the runway of Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow.