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  • EU official against cutting Russia gas ties

    EU official against cutting Russia gas ties

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:21 AM EDT2014-04-19 10:21:35 GMT
    A senior European Union official says he opposes cutting back gas ties with Russia in the next few years but the bloc should work on diversifying supplies.More >>
    A senior European Union official says he opposes cutting back gas ties with Russia in the next few years but the bloc should work on diversifying supplies.More >>
  • Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL

    Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:52 AM EDT2014-04-19 07:52:42 GMT
    Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.More >>
    Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.More >>
  • Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

    Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:52 AM EDT2014-04-19 07:52:34 GMT
    The outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law is getting better, with more people enrolled overall and a much-needed surge of interest among young adults.More >>
    A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults.More >>
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