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The death of Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday immediately set off a partisan battle over a vacancy that could reshape the Supreme Court for years to come, as Senate Republicans called on President Barack Obama to let his successor fill the seat.

Peter Baker
The National Weather Service predicts temperatures in the teens on Saturday for New York. But wind chills could drop to between zero and minus-10, and wind gusts could reach around 44 mph.The Associated Press
Iran says it is cracking down on Valentine's Day celebrations and shops engaging in them will be guilty of a crime.The Associated Press
Experts have long known that rich people generally live longer than poor people. But a growing body of data shows a more disturbing pattern.Sabrina Tavernise
President Obama's budget request to Congress includes $400 million "to cover the unique circumstances confronting vulnerable Alaskan communities," including money to pay for village relocation.Chris Mooney | The Washington Post
A senior Russian government official on Tuesday formally presented to the United Nations his country’s claim to Arctic Ocean seabed, including an area under the North Pole.Andrew E. Kramer | The New York Times
A New York City police officer was convicted of manslaughter Thursday for killing an unarmed man who was hit by a ricocheting bullet fired from the officer’s gun in the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing project in a case that highlighted concerns over police accountability.SARAH MASLIN NIR
So far, only one Alaskan has been identified as having contracted Zika virus, and that was in 2007, according to the Alaska Section of Epidemiology. Laurel Andrews
There are too few fully qualified controllers at more than a dozen of the nation's busiest air traffic facilities stretching from Atlanta to Anchorage, according to report released Tuesday by a government watchdog.Joan Lowy | Associated Press
Days removed from a humbling defeat in New Hampshire that stirred fresh concern about her candidacy, Hillary Clinton questioned the feasibility of the platform that has fueled Bernie Sanders' unlikely insurgency, challenging her rival during a nationally-televised debate to "level with the American people" about the true cost of his plans.Evan Halper and Michael A. Memoli