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U.S. concerned execution of Nimr will exacerbate sectarian tensions

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government expressed concern on Saturday that Saudi Arabia's execution of a prominent Shi'ite cleric, could exacerbate sectarian tensions, & urged all leaders…

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Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline in win for greens

By Timothy Gardner & Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday rejected the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada in a victory for environmentalists who…

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Obama jokes about Clinton email, knocks Republicans at dinner

By Roberta Rampton & Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama took aim at his Republican opponents & his gaffe-prone vice president on Saturday in a satirical speech that…

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Obama's attorney general pick is change of style, not substance

By Aruna Viswanatha & Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Saturday picked Brooklyn federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to be the next U.S. attorney general, signaling a alter…

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Obama says Republicans committing political suicide on immigration

By Steve Holland SANTA MONICA Calif (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday that Republicans are committing political suicide by resisting comprehensive immigration reform & vowed to go…

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Kansas lawyer is 'go to guy' in battle against Obama on immigration

By Mica Rosenberg & Jeff Mason NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As President Barack Obama prepares to announce major immigration policy changes, conservative attorney Kris Kobach is fighting a case in…

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Obama rejects criticism over border crisis

By Steve Holland & Jeff Mason DALLAS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama rejected demands from Texas Governor Rick Perry & others that he visit the border where a child migrant…

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Obama defends deal that freed soldier amid growing demands for hearings

By Patricia Zengerle & Jeff Mason WASHINGTON/WARSAW (Reuters) – President Barack Obama defended on Tuesday the prisoner swap deal that freed a U.S. soldier from Taliban captivity in Afghanistan, &…

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Obama defends operation to rescue U.S. soldier from Taliban

WARSAW (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration's operation to rescue Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban captivity, saying the United States was committed to freeing its…

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U.S. unveils sweeping plan to slash power plant pollution

By Valerie Volcovici & Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. power sector must cut carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels, according to federal regulations unveiled…

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