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Oil tank stands at the Hardisty tank farm, which includes the TransCanada Corp. Hardisty Terminal 1, in Hardisty, Alberta, Canada.

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Oil tank stands at the Hardisty tank farm, which includes the TransCanada Corp. Hardisty Terminal 1, in Hardisty, Alberta, Canada.

War of 1812 Invoked in Keystone Promotion of U.S.-Canadian Ties

Congressional backers of TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline are pulling out the stops today, making the case that the pipeline could help the U.S. and its allies after Russia’s annexation of Crimea, and sending a slew of  American veterans...

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U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement about the situation in Ukraine in the White House briefing room in Washington on March 17, 2014.

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U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement about the situation in Ukraine in the White House briefing room in Washington on March 17, 2014.

Obama vs. Putin: The PR War

Updated at 1:13 pm EDT In the clash over Russian occupation and annexation of Crimea, two presidents are engaged in their own public relations war. This doesn’t look like a man who’s worried about U.S. sanctions: Latest on Ukraine: Putin...

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Painted matryoshka dolls portraying world leaders including, left to right, U.S. President Obama, Russia's President Putin, France's President Hollande and Russia's Prime Minister Medvedev, in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Painted matryoshka dolls portraying world leaders including, left to right, U.S. President Obama, Russia's President Putin, France's President Hollande and Russia's Prime Minister Medvedev, in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $38.1 Billion

Business between the U.S. and Russia totaled $38.1 billion in 2013, according to the Commerce Department. Imports — the values of goods and services entering the U.S. from Russia — totaled $26.96 billion, the 18th highest level in the world....

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A mock oil pipeline is carried during a Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline demonstration near the White House in this Nov. 6, 2011 file photo.

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A mock oil pipeline is carried during a Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline demonstration near the White House in this Nov. 6, 2011 file photo.

Obama’s Energy Review Seen as Keystone Pipeline Slowdown

A Quadrennial Energy Review ordered by President Barack Obama to study the infrastructure for “transporting, transmitting, and delivering energy” may be dubbed something else by analysts: ”The Delaying a Decision on the Keystone XL Pipeline Until After the Midterm Elections Initiative.”...

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Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, speaks at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 30, 2013.

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Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, speaks at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 30, 2013.

Canadians: Cruz Welcome to Cut Ties

It’s easy to stop being a Canadian. That’s what the Canadians say. They’re somewhat confused about Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas saying he has retained counsel to help him renounce is Maple Leaf credentials. The son of an American...

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The crowd outside the Capitol during the U.S. presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013

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The crowd outside the Capitol during the U.S. presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 317,297,938

That’s the Census Bureau’s projection of the U.S. population as of New Year’s Day 2014. “This represents an increase of 2,218,622, or 0.7 percent, from New Year’s Day 2013,” the Census Bureau said in a release yesterday. “In January 2014,...

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a press conference closing two days of closed-door nuclear talks on October 16, 2013 in Geneva.

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a press conference closing two days of closed-door nuclear talks on October 16, 2013 in Geneva.

Facebook Diplomacy: Fighting Rumi with Whitman?

Facebook diplomacy between Iran and the U.S. is all the rage. First,  Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denied that details of his country’s nuclear deal with world powers had been leaked in a Facebook post. An article in Washington-based...

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Iraqi refugees sit at a traditional coffee shop in the Jordanian capital of Amman.

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Iraqi refugees sit at a traditional coffee shop in the Jordanian capital of Amman.

Shutdown Strands Refugees Seeking Asylum

Iraqi refugees Mouthana and Mays were getting ready to leave Jordan and come to the U.S. They quit their jobs, broke their apartment lease and pulled their 6-year-old fraternal twins from school. Three days before their planned Oct. 9 arrival,...

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Author Caroline Kennedy, niece of the late U.S. senator Edward Kennedy, waves after speaking during day three of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sept. 6, 2012.

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Author Caroline Kennedy, niece of the late U.S. senator Edward Kennedy, waves after speaking during day three of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sept. 6, 2012.

Caroline Kennedy’s Embassy Toolkit: Millions

To be a U.S. ambassador often means you’re the life of the party. Or at least the host of the party. Besides representing the government abroad, ambassadors often throw parties and dinners that cost far more than the amount of money...

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Employees inside the Joint Special Operations Command at National Security Agency (NSA) in Fort Meade, Maryland.

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Employees inside the Joint Special Operations Command at National Security Agency (NSA) in Fort Meade, Maryland.

NSA?: ‘Thanks for Sharing’

Allegations that the U.S. spied on European diplomats failed to delay trade talks with the E.U., which got underway as scheduled in Washington this week. The controversy did emerge in other, mysterious ways however. At an event for people with...

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