President Obama has proposed changing the tax treatment of college savings accounts known as 529s. Some are calling this a tax increase on the middle class, but the White House defends the move as being part of a larger package designed to make college more affordable.
The civil war in Syria has been going on for almost four years. "Foreign Affairs" managing editor Jonathan Tepperman recently met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus. He talks to Steve Inskeep about how Assad views the conflict.
The president of Argentina went on television Monday night and said she would do away with the country's domestic intelligence agency. It was the latest episode in the mysterious shooting death of a prosecutor who was investigating a 20-year-old terrorist attack.
Alaska politicians are furious about President Obama's proposal to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil and gas development. For decades, they've argued ANWR is vital to the state's economic future. But the answer to how much oil is there, is something of a mystery.
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