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US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely. In a surprise announcement Friday as Washington was … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes at the Clinton White House

Glimpses into behind-the-scenes workings of President Bill Clinton’s White House, as revealed in documents released Friday: For Clinton’s last State of the Union speech in January 2000, aides considered a long list of guests who might be cited in the … Continue reading

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White House on deport Bieber petition: No comment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has two words for those who want President Barack Obama to deport Justin Bieber: No comment. Nearly 275,000 people signed an Internet petition calling the Canadian-born teen idol reckless and asking Obama to revoke … Continue reading

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From Clinton to Obama, many parallels

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton’s White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same. As Clinton prepared for an August 1994 news conference in which he … Continue reading

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Supreme Court denies Teva stay in Copaxone patent fight

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday denied a request by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd to stay a lower-court ruling in a patent case that favored the developers of generic versions of … Continue reading

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Obama signs law to bar Iran diplomat from serving in U.N. post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama signed a law on Friday that effectively bars an Iranian diplomat from serving as an envoy at the United Nations because of suspicions he was involved in the 1979-81 Tehran hostage crisis. Obama signed … Continue reading

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Advice to Democrats: Don’t say ‘recovery’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don’t talk about the economic recovery. It’s a political loser. So say Democratic strategists in a blunt declaration that such talk skips over “how much trouble people are in, and doesn’t convince … Continue reading

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Clinton White House documents set for release

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives is releasing about 7,500 pages of documents Friday from former President Bill Clinton’s administration. The records will cover a wide range of topics, including former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton’s role in health care … Continue reading

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UK opposition party hires top Obama adviser

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s opposition Labour Party has recruited a top adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama’s campaigns to help with its leader’s election bid next year. Labour said David Axelrod, a key figure behind Obama’s two presidential victories, will … Continue reading

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Conservatives encouraging presidential bid by surgeon outraise rivals

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – If money is any indication, a prominent Baltimore doctor with no political experience is an early front-runner in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. A group encouraging retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson to run for president … Continue reading

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