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Senate panel backs Keystone pipeline bill

Posted: June 19, 2014 at 5:19 a.m.

A U.S. Senate committee approved a bill that would bypass President Barack Obama and permit the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline, part of a drive by a bipartisan group of lawmakers to force a vote by the full Senate.

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