Alaska Elections: New mayors, plus votes on marijuana & alcohol

Tuesday marked a busy Election Day around Alaska, with voters choosing new mayors in Fairbanks, Juneau and possibly the Mat-Su, banning marijuana businesses in Palmer and favoring a pot tax in Bethel. Here’s a look at the latest numbers from local elections around the state:

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Obama apologizes to Doctors Without Borders

President Barack Obama has called and apologized to the head of Doctors Without Borders, whose staff and patients were killed and injured during a bombing Saturday in Kunduz, Afghanistan, the White House said Wednesday.

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S.C.: Rains past, but uncertainty remains

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Two people who went missing in flood waters in South Carolina early Wednesday have been found dead, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department. Lt. Curtis Wilson told CNN one body has been reco...

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New York inmates defeat Harvard debate team

In a debate between Harvard College students and those from any other college, some might guess that the Harvard students would win. And if the other side was a group of inmates at a maximum-security prison? Maybe even more so.

That would be a mistake...

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El Faro: Who are the missing crew members?

One crew member wrote her mother an email saying the crew was heading directly into Hurricane Joaquin. "Winds are super bad," she said. "Love to everyone."

Another is about to become a new father and was supposed to return home soon to learn the gende...

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

UAW strike at Fiat Chrysler would affect 40,000 workers

The United Auto Workers union is prepared to strike Fiat Chrysler at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, the union told the automaker Tuesday.

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Charity wants international inquiry

Doctors Without Borders, calling the U.S. airstrike on its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, an "attack on the Geneva Conventions," is asking for an independent investigation by a never-before-used international commission.

The International Humanitar...

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Political Prediction Market: Marco Rubio leads

A new GOP candidate is leading the Republican pack this week's CNN Political Prediction Market -- Marco Rubio.

For the first time, the Florida senator's odds are higher than former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's and businessman Donald Trump's. Rubio stands w...

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Ohio State University

Scientist: We've grown a human 'mini brain'

A Harvard medical pioneer calls it "astounding" --- an "incredible achievement" and a "quantum leap forward" in the battle against cancer, autism, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

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SABMiller rejects AB InBev's takeover bid, but 'Bud-Miller' is not over yet

It's not clear whether the latest beer merger effort has gone flat or may still have some fizz.

The world's biggest brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev is pursuing its chief rival SABMiller, in an attempt to create a super brewery.

SABMiller is playing hard to...

Joe Biden at Munich Security Conference Feb 2015

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Biden supporters launch TV national ad

Vice President Joe Biden will not be on stage for the first Democratic debate on Tuesday, but his biography and accomplishments will be heavily featured next week in a 90-second television ad from supporters urging him to run for president.

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