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Parades, relay races, picnics mark soggy U.S. July Fourth 
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Parades, relay races, picnics mark soggy U.S. July Fourth | Reuters

NEW YORK Millions of Americans on Saturday gathered for Independence Day parades, picnics and hotdog eating competitions, defying worries over possible security threats and the danger of wildfires in the West. Rainy weather on the East Coast didn't dampen the spirits of celebrants decked out in red, white and blue from their headbands to their shoelaces for traditional July Fourth events from three-legged races to fireworks shows.

Video worth watching: Triumph Tiger 800XCs tear their way to Alaska
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Video worth watching: Triumph Tiger 800XCs tear their way to Alaska

Follow four rally prepped Tiger 800 XCs in a mildly NSFW video as they blast their way to the Arctic Circle on an epic 5000 mile rally<br />

Tracks left by a pair of Crocs helps connect 22-year old man to burglaries
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Tracks left by a pair of Crocs helps connect 22-year old man to burglaries

Crocs plastic shoes left tread marks that helped link a 22-year-old Fairbanks man to downtown burglaries, authorities said.

Alaska becomes the third US state to legalise marijuana
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Alaska becomes the third US state to legalise marijuana

Alaska on Tuesday became the third US state to legalise the recreational use of marijuana, but organizers don't expect any public celebrations since it remains illegal to smoke marijuana in public.

Going back 11,000-year: Human remains from Ice Age found in Alaska
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Going back 11,000-year: Human remains from Ice Age found in Alaska

Archaeologists have discovered the remains of two Ice Age infants buried more than 11,000 years ago at a site in Alaska, which represent the youngest human remains ever found in North America.

WHO veteran elected as head of Africa office amid Ebola criticism
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WHO veteran elected as head of Africa office amid Ebola criticism

COTONOU (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) elected a longtime veteran of the U.N. agency as the head of its Africa office on Wednesday, amid criticism of its handling of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa

Rocky road for Obama with Republicans in charge of U.S. Congress
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Rocky road for Obama with Republicans in charge of U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama faced a political rebuke and a curb on his policy ambitions on Wednesday after Republicans seized control of the U.S. Senate and captured their biggest majority in the House of Representatives since Harry Truman's presidency more than 60 years ago. Tuesday's midterm elections gave Republicans control of both houses of Congress for the first time since elections in 2006

Oregon, Washington DC okay ballot measures to legalize marijuana
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Oregon, Washington DC okay ballot measures to legalize marijuana

Oregon will join the company of Colorado and Washington state, where voters approved the recreational use of pot two years ago.

Alaska reporter reveals she owns a marijuana business on live TV
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Alaska reporter reveals she owns a marijuana business on live TV

A television reporter quit her job on live TV with a big four-letter flourish after revealing she owns a medical marijuana business and intends to press for legalisation of recreational pot in Alaska.

I was thinking, not speeding: Sarah Palin after speeding citation
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I was thinking, not speeding: Sarah Palin after speeding citation

“I was thinking, I wasn’t speeding, I was qualifying,” Palin told the local media.

Local tsunami warning issued after quake struck in Pacific
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Local tsunami warning issued after quake struck in Pacific

A local tsunami warning was issued after an 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean west of Alaska's Aleutian Islands on Monday.

After Tuesday winter storm, bitter cold lingers in northeast US
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After Tuesday winter storm, bitter cold lingers in northeast US

The northeastern United States on Wednesday was digging out from a deadly storm that dumped more than 15 inches (38 cm) of snow in some places, with gusting winds and frigid temperatures closing some schools and offices and delaying or canceling thousands of flights.

Plane crashes in Alaska, 10 killed
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Plane crashes in Alaska, 10 killed

US authorities say an air taxi has crashed at an airport in Alaska, killing all 10 people on board.

Alaska horror: Ex-convict kills elderly couple, rapes toddler
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Alaska horror: Ex-convict kills elderly couple, rapes toddler

A 24-year-old man has been charged with killing an elderly couple and raping their 2-year-old great-grandchild, in a crime that occurred just hours after he was released from prison in a separate sexual-assault case, state officials said on Tuesday.

Quake measuring 7.5 strikes off Alaska
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Quake measuring 7.5 strikes off Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - An earthquake of 7.5 magnitude struck in the Pacific Ocean off southeastern Alaska on Saturday. The quake occurred about 60 miles (100 km) southwest of Port Alexander at a depth of about 6 miles (10 km) at 0858 GMT, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, which downgraded the magnitude from an initial 7.7.

Tsunami warning canceled for Alaska, Canada
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Tsunami warning canceled for Alaska, Canada

A powerful earthquake sparked a tsunami warning for hundreds of miles of Alaskan and Canadian coastline, but the alert was canceled when no damaging waves were generated.

Man charged in barista death linked to 7 killings
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Man charged in barista death linked to 7 killings

A man charged in the death of an Alaska barista has killed himself, and authorities said he had been linked to at least seven other possible slayings in three other states.

Test ahead for U.S. law limiting gun-seller liability
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Test ahead for U.S. law limiting gun-seller liability

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Recent deadly shootings in Wisconsin and Colorado reignited calls for more gun control in the United States, but one element has been largely missing from the debate: Should gun makers or sellers be held liable?