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EPA, Pebble Partnership present arguments over alleged FACA violations

The Environmental Protection Agency and Pebble Limited Partnership presented oral arguments Thursday over whether or not the EPA violated federal law, when it opted to restrict mine waste disposal in Bristol Bay. Download Audio:

Coast Guard Adds Response Vessels in Anticipation of Shell’s Arrival

Two 25-foot Coast Guard response boats arrived in Dutch Harbor this week. The boats will patrol waters off the coast of Dutch Harbor as oil giant Royal Dutch Shell moves forward with plans to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean. Download Audio:

Nome Judge Accused of Misconduct

Nome Superior Court Judge Timothy Dooley is facing a host of allegations from a judicial oversight commission for alleged violations of professional conduct. Download Audio:

Alaska LNG Gains Milestone With Export License

The federal Energy Department announced today it will license Liquified Natural Gas exports from Nikiski, even to countries that don't have a free trade agreement with the U.S. The authorization is conditional on winning final approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. But Sen. Lisa Murkowski says it’s a big boon for the project to bring North Slope natural gas to market. Download Audio:

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New Jersey Lassa Fever Death Reveals Holes In Ebola Monitoring System

Back from a Liberia trip, the patient developed Ebola-like symptoms. One hospital sent him home. A few days later he ended up in an Ebola isolation ward and died. What went wrong?

A Year Later, #WeNeedDiverseBooks Has Left Its Mark On BookCon

The Twitter campaign was born out of the controversy around the lack of diverse voices in the event's panels. This year, one organizer says, the first panel they booked was with that campaign.

On The California Shore, Sizing Up Female Marines' Combat Readiness

The Marines are conducting a yearlong experiment aimed at settling whether women can handle the punishing world of ground combat. The goal is to create gender-neutral physical standards.

It All Came Down To 'Nunatak'

The Scripps National Spelling Bee had drama, excitement and a lot of really hard words.

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