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Forecasters are tracking a winter storm that is moving across the Northeast. In many areas, officials declared emergencies and urged people to stay indoors for their own safety.
Renee Montagne talks to Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski about White House plans to designate 12 million acres of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness.
Alaska politicians are furious about Obama's proposal to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil and gas development. They've argued ANWR is vital to the state's economic future.
Cristina Fernandez went on TV to say she would do away with the agency. It was the latest episode in the mysterious shooting death of a prosecutor who was investigating a 20-year-old terrorist attack.
The civil war in Syria has been going on for almost four years. Jonathan Tepperman recently met with President Bashar Assad in Damascus. He talks to Steve Inskeep about how Assad views the conflict.
President Obama has proposed changing the tax treatment of college savings accounts known as 529 plans. Some are calling this a tax increase on the middle class.