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Russia's Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew blasts off from the launch pad at Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on May 29, 2014.

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Russia's Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew blasts off from the launch pad at Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on May 29, 2014.

U.S.-Russian Space Industry: ‘Business as Usual’

Apollo 11 was launched to the Moon 35 years ago on this date. Today, the U.S. can’t get astronauts to the International Space Station or put large military satellites into orbit without Russian help. With the retirement of the shuttle...

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US Vice President Joe Biden (L) and US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) unveiled the FIFA World Cup Trophy on April 14, 2014 during a ceremony at the US Department of State in Washington, DC.

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US Vice President Joe Biden (L) and US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) unveiled the FIFA World Cup Trophy on April 14, 2014 during a ceremony at the US Department of State in Washington, DC.

Washington’s World Cup Game Face

Updated at 12:41, 1:44 and 2:14 pm EDT Washington had its game face on today The U.S. House of Representatives tried, and failed, to wrap up its work today at noon ahead of a week-long recess — yet, more strategically,...

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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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