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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, center, accompanied by fellow Republican leaders, gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday to voice their opposition to President Barack Obama's decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. From left are, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich.; Rep Tim Griffin, R-Ark.; Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas; Boehner; and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va.

Obama rejects Canada-Texas oil pipeline for now

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a politically explosive decision, President Barack Obama on Wednesday rejected plans for a massive oil pipeline through the heart of the United States, ruling there was not enough time for a fair review before a looming deadline forced on him by Republicans. His move did not kill the project but could delay a tough choice for him until after the November elections.


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