This is a sentence in CNN student news, September 02, 2015:
There's an international race to state claim the region's natural resources.
Its meaning as a whole is of no confusion, but the use of the word "state" seems tricky. Is "state" used as an adverb here? I looked it up in dictionaries for all parts of speech only to find noun, verb and adjective.
How to explain such usage grammatically? Can "state" be used as an adverb?