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Subzero temps, northern lights and sled dogs: The 2015 Iditarod comes to a close

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Poor weather and an unusually warm winter may have caused this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to take a few unexpected turns, but the same excitement still energized Alaska for the past week

The Iditarod is the most popular sporting event in Alaska and takes mushers and their 16 sled dogs on a 1,000-mile journey across the state from Fairbanks to Nome.

This year’s winner was Dallas Seavey, 27, who also won the race in 2012 and 2014. He finished the race in just eight days, competing…

Subzero temps, northern lights and sled dogs: The 2015 Iditarod comes to a close

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Poor weather and an unusually warm winter may have caused this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to take a few unexpected turns, but the same excitement still energized Alaska for the past week

The Iditarod is the most popular sporting event in Alaska and takes mushers and their 16 sled dogs on a 1,000-mile journey across the state from Fairbanks to Nome.

This year’s winner was Dallas Seavey, 27, who also won the race in 2012 and 2014. He finished the race in just eight days, competing…

200 words could win you a historic B&B in Maine

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If you’re a great writer, you might also make a great innkeeper

At least that’s the idea behind a contest to win the historic Center Lovell Inn and Restaurant. Just mail off 200 words or fewer and a check for $125 and it could all be yours

Janice Sage, the current owner of the inn, actually won it herself in an essay contest in 1993, according to Portland’s Press Herald. When Sage entered the original contest, she was managing a restaurant in…

12 must-have supplies to survive spring break

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‘Tis the season for more than 1.5 million college students across the U.S. to migrate south for some unregulated fun in the sun.

That’s right; it’s spring break.

Parents around the country are cringing in fear of the combination of young adults, booze and beaches. Be sure to honor their advice by packing all those important and practical items like extra cash, a small first aid kit and copies of your passport.

But there are…

Michael Brown’s family to file wrongful death lawsuit against city of Ferguson

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Lawyers for the family of Michael Brown said on Thursday that they will file a wrongful death civil lawsuit against the city of Ferguson and Darren Wilson, the former Ferguson police officer who fatally shot Brown.

Wilson shot and killed the unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, last August, setting off a wave of local and nationwide protests against police treatment of minorities.

Wilson claimed…

Conan in Cuba: Cigars, rum, and 6 other segments from his historic trip

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Conan O’Brien has always been a little saltier when he leaves the studio: There’s just something about venturing from behind the desk that brings out the late-night host’s edgy side.

When O’Brien visited Cuba last month — jumping at the chance just a couple of months after President Obama re-opened relations there — he became the first late-night host to do so since The Tonight Show‘s Jack Paar interviewed Fidel Castro there 50 years ago. And he definitely packed the rum punch

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Stratos wants to be the supercard that holds all your credit card details

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Forget Apple Pay. A Michigan startup says what you really need is a Buetooth-enabled supercard.

On Tuesday, Stratos introduced such a device, which it bills as the industry’s first payment card that consolidates an unlimited amount of cards into one. The Stratos Bluetooth Connected Card, which the company has worked on for three years, is roughly the same size and weight of a standard credit card, but it’s electronic and can be accepted anywhere.

Thiago Olson, the CEO and cofounder of…

Alejandro G. Iñárritu wins the Oscar for Best Director

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Anger and disbelief in Pasco after police kill undocumented immigrant

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PASCO, WASHINGTON — Several Pasco residents who watched the video of an undocumented orchard worker from Mexico get shot and killed by police on Feb. 10 are still shocked and bewildered by what it shows, even if they first saw it more than a week ago

They don’t understand how three police officers could chase down and shoot Antonio Zambrano-Montes, who was armed with only a rock. They don’t see why the officers reached for their guns so quickly. They’re worried that they won’t get answers to…

Jon Stewart’s goodbye: ‘Daily Show’ doesn’t deserve ‘even slightly restless host’

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LOS ANGELES — Jon Stewart opened the Tuesday edition of The Daily Show like nothing was up, upbeat and in good spirits, maybe even a little … restless. But he did give the studio audience a cryptic peek into the very near future:

“Lots to talk about tonight. You probably know things these folks [gesturing around the studio] don’t know just yet, which is a twist on things but — we’ll get there,” he said to the TV audience, which by then already knew that he’d be leaving his Daily Show post…