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Alaska

U.S. state in the United States

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Alaska is a U.S. state in the northwest extremity of the United States West Coast, just across the Bering Strait from Asia. The Canadian province of British Columbia and territory of Yukon border the state to the east and southeast. Its most extreme western part is Attu Island, and it has a maritime border with Russia to the west across the Bering Strait. To the north are the Chukchi and Beaufort seas—southern parts of the Arctic Ocean. The Pacific Ocean lies to the south and southwest. It is the largest U.S. state by area and the seventh largest subnational division in the world. In addition, it is the 3rd least populous and the most sparsely populated of the 50 United States; nevertheless, it is by far the most populous territory located mostly north of the 60th parallel in North America: its population—estimated at 738,432 by the United States Census Bureau in 2015—is more than quadruple the combined populations of Northern Canada and Greenland. Approximately half of Alaska's residents live within the Anchorage metropolitan area. Alaska's economy is dominated by the fishing, natural gas, and oil industries, resources which it has in abundance. United States armed forces bases and tourism are also a significant part of the economy.

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A 38-year-old passenger on a flight in Alaska died after the plane went off the runway while landing. The plane was also carrying a high school team. Kris Van..
Credit: CBS News - Published 3 hours ago

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More than half of American Indian and Alaska Native women have experienced sexual violence an 18-month investigation shows.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 15 hours ago

More than half of American Indian and Alaska Native women will experience sexual violence. An 18-month investigation found cases fall through the cracks.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 17 hours ago

Peninsula Airways said in a statement that two passengers were critically injured and 10 others were receiving medical care
Credit: CBS News - Published 18 hours ago

A digital camera card containing videos of a man beating and strangling a woman in a hotel room led to the arrest of an immigrant from South Africa charged with..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 day ago

The Forest Service called lifting all restrictions on roads in Alaska's Tongass National Forest its "preferred option."  A final decision is expected next..
Credit: NYTimes.com - Published 3 days ago

Attorneys for 16 young Alaskans who sued over state climate change policy have argued their case before Alaska Supreme Court justices. (Oct 9)
 
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 1 week ago

The police in Anchorage, Alaska, say they recognized a man shown beating and strangling a woman at a midtown hotel.
Credit: NYTimes.com - Published 1 week ago

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