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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
Many believe that no matter how big Comcast gets - it is already the country’s largest pay-TV operator in the country and the only big company that runs cable systems and owns big content studios - the Roberts family will not be satisfied.DAVID GELLES
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 documentary chronicling the lives of residents and workers in the oil-rich region of North Dakota and Montana that has created a modern-day gold rush will start airing Sunday on the Smithsonian Channel.

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A documentary chronicling the lives of residents and workers in the oil-rich region of North Dakota and Montana that has created a modern-day gold rush will start airing Sunday on the Smithsonian Channel.Regina Garcia Cano
Recent drone strikes that accidentally killed several Americans raise questions anew about the limits of long-distance remote warfare and the president's authority to target attacks.Anna Mulrine
The family of Michael Brown announced a wrongful-death lawsuit Thursday against the city of Ferguson, Mo. The plaintiffs aim to present evidence that they say has not been properly considered.Mark Trumbull
All over the world, millions of people see skin color as a symbol of superiority or inferiority, whether they are conscious of it or not. Others see humanity's array of skin tones, from white to ocher to black, as a positive mark of our remarkable diversity. But Nina Jablonski sees skin color, first and foremost, as an evolutionary gateway to vitamin D.Mark Roth
Days before the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on same-sex marriage, Sen. Ted Cruz has filed two bills to protect states that bar gay couples from marrying.Heidi Przybyla
Barack Obama inherited two ugly, intractable wars in Iraq and Afghanistan when he became president and set to work to end them. But a third, more covert war he made his own, escalating drone strikes in Pakistan and expanding them to Yemen and Somalia.Scott Shane
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