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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, June 6, 2016

Conference committee passes House oil and gas tax bill, Seaton urges Walker to veto; DOC investigation shows inmate died from drug overdose; new national project focusing on race in schools begins in Anchorage; record rainfall leads to flooding in Anchorage; cruise ship Infinity heads for repairs after crashing into Ketchikan dock; these sailing drones can teach us about life in the Bering Sea; woman dies in rafting accident near Valdez; UAF Looking To Expand HAARP Potential;

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California Wildfire Claims 2 Lives

A fast-moving blaze in the central part of the state, whipped up by hot temperatures and dry vegetation, has burned more than 1,900 acres. Officials warn conditions are ripe for more wildfires.

Rio Drug Testing Lab Is Suspended Weeks Before Olympics

The international agency that regulates anti-doping testing has shut down the Brazilian lab, raising doubts that it can be ready for the Summer Games, which start in August.

Dozens Burned During Tony Robbins Motivational Exercise

Seminar participants were hoping to conquer their fears by walking over hot coals. Instead, dozens at the Dallas event were treated for burns. A Robbins representative says there was no emergency.

Historic West Virginia Flash Floods Kill At Least 20 People

Flooding across West Virginia has killed at least 20 people and seriously damaged or destroyed more than 100 homes. It's the worst flooding in a century for some areas of the state.

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