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In this photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, two hose lines can been seen running from the Russian tanker Renda to land in Nome, Alaska. Petty Officer Eric J. Chandler/AP hide caption

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Ben Matheson reports

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Tony Gorman, reporting from Valdez

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They're running out of places to put the snow in Cordova, Alaska. This photo was taken on Saturday (Jan. 7, 2012). Erv Petty/Alaska Div. of Homeland Security and Emergency Management/AP hide caption

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In Alaska: Nome Waits For Fuel; Cordova Digs Out From 18 Feet Of Snow

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A trio get a closer look at the large waves cresting over the seawall just south of Nome's Front Street in Nome, Alaska, Wednesday., Nov. 9, 2011. Tyler Rhodes/AP Photo hide caption

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Receding Sea Ice Helps Storm Hammer Alaska's Coast

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Scientists say the microscopic eggs, seen here under magnification, derive their orange color from a droplet of fat. NOAA hide caption

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Neal Conan atop XL, a cross between a draft horse and a Morgan. He rode XL for two days, and Bruce the other three. Gretel Ehrlich/ hide caption

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