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Voices of Alaska: Alaska should embrace educational pluralism

...A child going to K-12 education in Germany, the Netherlands, England, Wales, Italy, Israel, Australia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ireland, and Hong Kong, for example, could go to a private or public school and be funded by the government. Those...

...International Union for Conservation of Nature says Congo's national symbol, the okapi, is on the brink of extinction.The Switzerland-based group says the population of the okapi, also known as the "forest giraffe," has dwindled because of poaching...

...cruised unchallenged to the victory, covering the 1,300-meter track in 2:44.04, leaving Laurien van der Graaff of Switzerland 1.69 behind.It was the 10th career World Cup victory for Randall, who also won the team sprint at last year's world...
Where did dogs first appear? DNA points to Europe

...18 ancient wolflike and doglike creatures that lived up to 36,000 years ago in Argentina, Belgium, Germany, Russia, Switzerland and the United States. They compared the genetic material to modern samples from 49 wolves from North America, Asia, Europe...

...others. Russia rejects the Washington Principles, saying art taken during World War II are its rightful "trophies." Switzerland endorses the principles in theory, but has not conducted systematic research and turns a blind eye to the possibility of...
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Bears' Oldham stars for Team USA

...Vilardo combining for 21 saves. Wednesday, the team beat the Czech Republic 5-2 with Oldham making 21 saves. Thursday, Switzerland went down 7-1, with Oldham and Vilardo combining for eight saves. Finally, the team clinched the title Saturday by defeating...

...home, "The wedding that Betty didn't have was in Basel, Switzerland. We were married by a Swiss judge who spoke only Swiss German...recalled Betty. Though the Lowery's were married in Switzerland a half century ago, they met in Delaware where Dave used...
Weather cools, silvers heat up

...arrived first thing in the morning. "It's been a good silver year," Bonnie said. Doris and Otto Fuchs, a couple from Switzerland, stood along the shoreline after landing a coho mid-morning as the two wrapped up a tradition that began in 1987 of spending...
Centenarian receives special birthday gift

...year's birthday cards came from, as well as greetings from five foreign countries, including England, China, France, Switzerland and Canada and a card from President Barack Obama.According to the 2011 data from the Division of Permanent Fund Dividend...
Christianity the quest for wisdom, intelligence

"The chef at a hotel in Switzerland lost a finger in a meat-cutting machine and submitted a claim to his insurance company. The company expecting negligence sent...


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