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National & World Obama opens Alaska trip aiming to drive climate to forefront (New) Obama opens Alaska trip aiming to drive climate to forefront
President Barack Obama brought the power of the presidential pulpit to Alaska on Monday, aiming to thrust climate change to the forefront of the global agenda with a historic visit that will put the state's liquefying glaciers and sinking villages on graphic display.
National & World 62-year-old hiker spent 9 days lost in wilderness with broken leg 62-year-old hiker spent 9 days lost in wilderness with broken leg
A 62-year-old hiker missing for nine days in California's rugged Sierra Nevada with a broken leg endured freezing nighttime temperatures and crawled two days for water before getting the attention of rescuers with a whistle she carried for moments of crisis, authorities said Monday.
National & World Obama renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of Alaska trip Obama renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of Alaska trip
President Barack Obama will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of the president's historic visit to Alaska.