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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

FAA break-up bill clears U.S. House committee; organizations call for ban of heavy fuel oil in Arctic waters; KPC graduate takes first job with BlueCrest; Anchorage, Willow will host Iditarod starts despite low snow; Sass first to leave Dawson in Yukon Quest; humane society addresses uproar over Coco’s last day; AK: Leveraging your leopard: the biz behind Alaska's only zoo; 49 Voices: Laurie Fernandes of Anchorage. Download Audio

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Brazilian Military Takes Aim At Mosquito Problem

On Saturday, 220,000 soldiers across Brazil are going door to door to raise awareness about the Zika virus, and promote mosquito control efforts that could slow the disease's spread.

This Week In Sports: NBA All-Star Game; What About NHL Concussions?

The NBA's All Star Game starts this weekend. NPR's Linda Wertheimer and Howard Bryant of ESPN talk about the upcoming basketball exhibition, the Golden State Warriors and concussions in the NHL.

NATO, Russia Aiming For Syria Cease-Fire

Last year's war in Ukraine dominated the Munich Security Conference. This year, Russia's intervention in the Middle East has put the focus on Syria. Michele Kelemen speaks to NPR's Linda Wertheimer.

Opposition In Venezuelan Legislature Drives New Direction – And Resistance

There's a revolution underway in Venezuela — not on the streets, where uprisings have failed, but in the halls of Congress. For the first time in nearly two decades, the opposition is in charge.

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