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Michael Ramirez is a two-time American Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist.

U.S. drone strike in Somalia targets al-Shabab leader

By Craig Whitlock,Washington Post WASHINGTON – The U.S. military on Tuesday was trying to assess whether it had killed the leader of the militant group al-Shabab in a drone strike in Somalia, U.S. officials said, amid reports from Somali officials that the operation had been successful. Read More:

Deployed by Gov. Rick Perry, National Guard adjusts to its new role on the Texas border

By Antonio Olivo, Washington Post RIO GRANDE CITY, Tex. — The National Guard troops arrived here last week, outfitted in body armor and carrying pistols to help bring more security to the U.S.-Mexico border. Read More:

Walker, Mallott to join forces in governor’s race

By Richard Mauer, ADN ANCHORAGE – The Alaska Democratic Party broke with long tradition Monday when its central committee voted 89-2 to not field a gubernatorial ticket and instead put its weight behind the independent campaign of Bill Walker and Byron Mallott. Read More:

By 13-vote margin, Ambler elects to stay dry

By Jillian RogersThe Arctic Sounder KOTZEBUE – Selling and importing alcohol in Ambler will remain illegal. Voters in the Northwest Arctic community took to the polls last Tuesday to decide whether or not to legalize the sale and importation of alcohol. And with an unofficial tally of 60-47, the village decided against changing the current […]

49th Estate: Whittier, Alaska’s Buckner Building

By Tara Young, Megan Edge, ADN WHITTIER — In 1953, President Dwight D. Eisenhower was inaugurated, Joseph Stalin died, Moscow announced the detonation of a hydrogen bomb and Ernest Hemingway won the Pulitzer Prize for “The Old Man and the Sea.” On average, Americans were paying 16 cents for a loaf of bread and 29 […]

Officials worry traffic deaths may rise as states legalize pot

The Associated Press | WASHINGTON – As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question. Studies of marijuana’s effects show that the drug can slow decision-making, decrease peripheral vision and […]

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