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Senator: If US quits deal, sanctions still will hurt Iran

WASHINGTON — The lone Democratic senator to publicly oppose President Barack Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran said Tuesday that even if the U.S. backs away and other countries lift their sanctions, Iran still will feel “meaningful pressure” from the U.S. penalties. The deal between would curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from crippling sanctions. ...

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Senate Dems block GOP effort to wind down pipeline debate

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats temporarily stalled progress Monday on a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the top priority of the Republican-controlled Congress. In a 53-39 vote, the Senate blocked an attempt by Republican leaders to wind down debate. That’s short of the 60 votes needed. The vote caps a partisan dispute — which had the Senate working ...

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Army corps eyes impact of pipeline on environment

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has raised new concerns about the potential environmental impacts of the proposed Constitution Pipeline, and is directing the project’s planners to complete provide more data. The federal agency listed its concerns in a letter to the Constitution Pipeline Co. LLC that was released this week by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the panel of ...

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