Nation Mar 07

Iditarod looks for relevance as race across Alaska starts

Interest in the world’s most famous sled dog race has waned in recent years, in part because of smaller cash prizes that make it difficult for mushers to compete in an expensive sport. Animal rights activists also have stepped up…

Nation Mar 09

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Iditarod imports snow for race’s slushy start

In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, high temperatures meant there wasn’t enough snow on the ground at start of the annual thousand-mile Iditarod sled dog race across Alaska. Snow was brought in just for the weekend’s opening festivities.