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Obama administration delays Keystone XL decision, potentially until after Nov. elections

By Zack Colman | 04/18/14 04:45 PM

The Obama administration is extending the agency review period for the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, potentially delaying an eventual decision until after the November elections -- sparing President Obama a tough political decision in the process. A senior State Department official said...
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Obama signs law keeping Iran's UN envoy out of the U.S.

By Meghashyam Mali | 04/18/14 04:00 PM

President Obama on Friday signed into law legislation to bar United Nations ambassadors suspected of terror ties from receiving U.S. visas, but added that he would treat the law as “advisory,” arguing that it undercut his constitutional powers. The bill, S. 2195, passed Congress earlier...
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Susan Rice: Russia has 'days' to follow through on Ukraine deal

By Susan Crabtree | 04/18/14 02:39 PM

White House national security adviser Susan Rice said U.S. and European officials will watch Russia “over the coming days” to determine if the Kremlin is upholding its commitments to an agreement reached Thursday aimed at resolving the crisis in Ukraine.
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