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Congress gives final approval to Keystone XL pipeline bill, setting up veto showdown

The House gave final congressional approval Wednesday to legislation to complete the Keystone XL oil pipeline -- setting up the first veto showdown between President Obama and the new, Republican-controlled Congress.<p>The 270-to-152 vote showed broad bipartisan support for the legislation, but not …

Keystone pipeline bill heads to Obama, veto expected

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama will have 10 days to issue a veto on a bill authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline once it hits his desk, now that the House has passed a final version, 270-152.<p>Twenty-nine Democrats voted with Republicans on Wednesday to pass the measure, …

Keystone Pipeline

Ukraine peace talks begin amid surge in conflict

The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine have begun talks to resolve the conflict in Ukraine, while pro-Russia separatists tighten the pressure on Kiev by launching some of the war's worst fighting.<p>As talks got under way in Belarus on Wednesday, Ukraine's army said 19 of its soldiers were …

Leaders hold Ukraine peace talks as fighting surges

MINSK (Reuters) - The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine held peace talks in Belarus deep into the night, while in Ukraine pro-Moscow separatists tightened the pressure on Kiev by launching some of the war’s worst fighting.<p>Ukraine’s army said on Wednesday that 19 of its soldiers were …

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Greece agrees to talk to creditors in EU debt progress

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Greece agreed on Thursday to talk to its creditors about the way out of its hated international bailout in a political climbdown that could prevent its new leftist-led government running out of money as early as next month.<p>Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, attending his first …

Europe

Head of Boston-area transit system resigns after snow delays

The general manager of the Boston-area public transit system resigned Wednesday amid commuter frustration over service disruptions during a spate of recent snowstorms that have pounded the region.<p>Beverly Scott gave no specific reason for her surprise resignation, effective April 11, in a letter to …

As Obama requests military force, a brief history of war power

<i>Today in the Morning Line:</i><p>Details emerge of Obama’s request to Congress for military authorization to fight the Islamic State group<br>• A brief history of …

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