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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, May 24, 2016

At special session legislators come up short for new sources of state revenue; Hilcorp faces massive penalties for safety and environmental violations; two federal laws amended to remove racial epithets such as 'Eskimo'; bear attack survivor: ‘Grace was extended to me’; Haines and Hydaburg receive grant to jumpstart biomass renewable energy projects; observation group launches info hub on Cook Inlet beluga whales; generational differences among Japanese-American families

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Louisiana Poised To Expand Hate-Crime Law To Protect Police

Gov. John Bel Edwards is expected to sign the legislation, supported by so-called Blue Lives Matter advocates, which would allow additional penalties against people who target first responders.

Business Of Disaster: Insurance Firms Profited $400 Million After Sandy

More than three years after Superstorm Sandy, NPR and PBS's Frontline investigate the thousands still not home, the government agencies that failed to help and the companies that made millions.

Justice Department To Seek Death Penalty For S.C. Church Shooting Suspect

Dylann Roof faces federal as well as state charges for the fatal shooting of nine people at a historically black church in Charleston in June 2015.

NFL Awards Super Bowls To Atlanta, South Florida And Los Angeles

The cities will host the championship in 2019, 2020 and 2021, respectively. All three will have new or newly renovated stadiums for the games.

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