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While TransCanada may have received the green light from the U.S. State Department to proceed with the Keystone XL pipeline , the Calgary-based energy company may have a new challenge on its hands in securing a permit for a section of the project to run through the state of Nebraska.
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    The bill was pulled from the House floor Friday in a humiliating political defeat for the president, having lacked support from either the conservative Republicans or Democrats. Priebus described the two events as "coincidental", insisting that Trump was helping out a friend by plugging her show and no "preplanning" occurred.
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    G20 finance ministers also removed from their statement a pledge to finance the fight against climate change. While Mnuchin concentrated on making good first impressions with his G20 counterparts, USA negotiators behind the scenes insisted that they could no longer accept previous language vowing "to resist all forms of protectionism ".
  • THY to offer free WiFi, improve in-flight entertainment systems following U.S. ban

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    The additional time spent waiting to receive checked baggage upon arrival and the frustration of not being able to get work done during the flight in a WiFi enabled cabin risks angering airlines' most valued customers. Royal Jordanian flies to New York, Chicago and Detroit. The British restrictions do not include the UAE or Qatar but will affect Turkish Airlines and UK-based carriers including British Airways, easyJet and Monarch.
  • Justice Department Defends Trump's Travel Ban As Being Within Trump's Authority

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    A federal appeals court will hear arguments in May in a challenge to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six predominantly Muslim countries. The US Marshals Service flew in about a dozen deputies from the mainland to provide round-the-clock protection for US District Judge Derrick Watson, according to Hawaii News Now.
  • Mixed precipitation possible Friday; warmer temperatures to arrive this weekend

    Mixed precipitation possible Friday; warmer temperatures to arrive this weekend

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    Today starts with plenty of sunshine, the clouds will roll in this afternoon. The chance of showers will weaken as the cold front passes, leaving us under mostly cloudy skies by morning. Since the front is weak, only a few isolated showers or sprinkles are expected. We remain cloudy and breezy throughout the day. SUNDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy skies and cool temperatures will be around with overnight low temperatures of 55 degrees.
  • Labrador Retriever is Most Popular Dog Once Again in Houston

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    German shepherds , golden retrievers and boxers also made the top 10 . The Rottweiler's No. 8 ranking was its highest in nearly 20 years. The Club says it's likely because Labs are able to adapt and make good companions for a wide variety of lifestyles.
  • Scandal roils Brazil meat sector; China, South Korea suspend imports

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    Department of Agriculture. In a statement, police said they were carrying out searches across six Brazilian states as part of a probe called "Operation Flesh Is Weak". The scandal is threatening Brazil's reputation as the world's biggest beef and poultry-exporting nation. The claims appear to relate to discovery of frozen meat being used by a small value-adding company where use-by dates on product had expired.
  • China slaps ban on Brazilian meat exports over processing 'scandal'

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    Brazilian authorities launched raids in six states on Saturday, after a two-year investigation. "The agro business for us in Brazil is very important and it should not be marred by a small nucleus (of bad actors), a small thing", he said, speaking to the American Chamber of Commerce in Sao Paulo.
  • Oil prices fall amid growing United States output, steady Opec supplies

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    The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and other producers including Russian Federation agreed to reduce output by 1.8 million barrels a day in the first half of 2017 to rebalance the market. Crude prices have fallen 8% over the last two weeks, the biggest weekly drop in four months, and some industry experts have suggested the decline could continue for some time yet.
  • Syrian City of Homs Begins Evacuation of Rebels, Civilians

    Syrian City of Homs Begins Evacuation of Rebels, Civilians

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    Buses began transporting people out of the Al-Wair district on March 18. Mr Barazi said 1,479 people, including 423 rebels, left Waer on Saturday. "Syrian police, Russian military police and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent will protect the convoys and accompany them from Homs onto Aleppo province", Homs governor Talal Barazi told AFP.