In some parts of the country, like San Diego (above), gas prices are above $4 a gallon. Some Republicans are trying to tie those higher prices at the pump to President Obama's energy policies. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Revving Up For 2012, GOP Hits Obama On Gas Prices

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Obama Energy Plan Would Reduce Oil Imports

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Huge tanks help house the oil surplus in Cushing, Okla. Each tank holds more than 250,000 barrels of oil. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Canadian Oil Bottleneck Means Cheaper Gas For Some

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Gift Basket King Files For Bankruptcy Protection

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Spent nuclear fuel rods are stored in pools of water at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. The water keeps the rods cool while protecting the environment from their radiation. Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Japan Crisis Sparks Nuclear Waste Questions In U.S.

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Will Rising Gas Prices Put Brakes On The Economy?

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In Colorado, yellow warning poles designate the underground path of a gas pipeline. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Policing America's Vast Gas Pipeline System

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Drivers in the middle of the country have gotten a break on gas prices because of bargain-priced oil coming in from Canada. Monika Wisniewska/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Why Is Gas Cheaper In Midwest? Thank Canada

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A cargo ship transits the Suez Canal en route from the Mediterranean Sea to the Gulf of Suez at the city of Suez, Egypt, on Wednesday. Emilio Morenatti/AP hide caption

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Unrest In Egypt Spurs Worry Over Oil Supply

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BP To Resume Paying Dividends To Shareholders

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President Obama hugs NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, during a ceremony last week in Tucson, Ariz. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Giffords Hasn't Been Told Details Of Tucson Shooting

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Giffords Could Be Released Within Days Or Weeks

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Motives Sought In Arizona Shooting

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Emergency personnel work on Jan 8 at the scene where Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, (D-AZ) and others were shot outside a Safeway grocery store in Tucson, Ariz. Nearly anyone at the scene that day will be at risk for post traumatic stress disorder, but it's difficult to predict who will be affected. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Mental Health In Focus After Shooting In Arizona

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