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Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline.

AP reports that on Thursday, the Senate passed a “bipartisan” bill to approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline on a 62-36 vote. Nine Democrats joined 53 Republicans to back the bill. It’s the first time that such legislation has cleared the Senate, but, “the vote was short of the threshold needed to override a veto, and the legislation still must be reconciled with the version the House passed.”

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