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Winter Storms Slam Midwest

A massive winter storm slammed huge swaths of the country this week with snow and freezing rain. And the worst may be yet to come.  Stephen Fybish, a weather historian, says he predicted this would be a rough winter back in 2003.

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Scary Storms Hit on Groundhog Day

Here to talk about this year's unusual Groundhog Day is  Lee Haus, the Haaptmann (or president) of the Grastoddy Lodge. Bruce Sullivan, senior meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Camp Springs, Md. has an update on the weather.

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Cyclone hits Australia

Our Geo Quiz comes straight out of the news this time: a massive cyclone is battering northeastern Australia. The storm is impacting a part of the state to the north of areas hit by massive flooding recently. What's the name of the Australian state?

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Northern sled dog race

For today's Geo Quiz: The Yukon Quest is under way. 25 mushers and their sled dogs left Whitehorse in Canada's Yukon Territory on Sunday. They're headed northwest to Fairbanks, Alaska — 1,000 miles away, as the dogs run. Where's the halfway poi

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Geo answer

Today's answer is Ladakh, a region in the India-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir. Ladakh is where Pashmina goats can be found. Their soft wool is prized around the world. This year, severe winter conditions are threatening the goats. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from the BBC's Altaf Hussein.

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Geo Quiz and answer

Our daily Geo Quiz is about sand storms over the Atlantic Ocean. The question is: where does the sand come from? Anchor Marco Werman gets the answer from Eric Achterberg, a researcher who's just back from a boat trip to study the storms. He says the sand comes from the Sahara Desert in Africa.

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Spain struggles with drought

The World's Gerry Hadden reports that Spain is struggling to cope with a severe drought, and the problem has led to water shortages, and in the Mediterranean port city of Barcelona, to a plan to bring in drinking water via tanker ships.

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Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz asked you to name one of Norway's northernmost towns, on the island of Spitsbergen in the Arctic Ocean. The answer is Longyearbyen. Residents there have just emerged from their long "polar night" when the sun never rises for months. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Irene Gustafson, a tourism specialist in the Norwegian town.