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The Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov.

A Russian icebreaker caught fire in St. Petersburg — the latest in a series of shipyard accidents

The icebreaker Viktor Chernomyrdin has been waylaid for years by other problems, and the Tuesday fire is likely to add to its woes.

An NPR host who’s interviewed thousands of people over 45 years has the only icebreaker you’ll ever need, and it’s just 4 words

Etiquette experts recommend avoiding asking someone "What do you do?" NPR's Terry Gross has a better way to start conversations.
Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star opens a channel to McMurdo Station in Antarctica for the supply ship Ocean Giant, January 26, 2015.

Great-power competition is growing in the Arctic, but lawmakers want to cut funding for the US’s next icebreaker

A spending bill recently produced by the House of Representatives excludes funding for the US's next heavy polar icebreaker, which Democrats contend puts the US at a serious disadvantage in Arctic amid rising military competition and oil and gas exploration.
The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star cuts through Antarctic ice in the Ross Sea near a large group of seals as the ship’s crew creates a navigation channel for supply ships, January 16, 2017.

The Coast Guard is asking for $15 million to keep its only heavy icebreaker afloat — and for $750 million to finally build a new one

"If we wait another four or five years" to build a new icebreaker, the head of the Coast Guard said, "it's not going to get easier any time in the future."
Russian icebreaker Yamal during the removal of manned drifting station North Pole-36 in August 2009.

The head of the Coast Guard says Russia has ‘all the pieces on the chessboard’ in the Arctic — but the US has ‘only got a coup...

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft told Business Insider that Russia's moves in the Arctic look "eerily familiar'

The Coast Guard is asking for help responding to a ‘mini arms buildup’ with Russia in the Arctic

The US military is pushing to expand its icebreaker fleet — and eyeing Russia's moves in the Arctic warily.

China and Russia have their eyes on the Arctic — and Rex Tillerson says the US is ‘late to the game’

Countries are jockeying for advantage in the Arctic, but the US is already behind, Rex Tillerson says, even as the Coast Guard tries to catch up.
US Coast Guard cutter Polar Star in 2006.

The US Navy and Coast Guard are looking to play catch-up in the Arctic

The Coast Guard has been saying for years that it needs more icebreakers to keep up with activity in Arctic and Antarctic waters.

11 brilliant conversation starters to use in a job interview

What you say in the brief moments before an interview can help determine if you get the job.