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Export ban veto threat more of the same from administration

Republicans also have argued that lifting the ban would bring national security benefits, as USA allies might be less likely to rely on Russian Federation and possibly even Iran for their oil needs. In a statement, the White House Office of Management and Budget said Congress should forget about the export ban and instead focus "on supporting our transition to a low-carbon economy".

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Jeb's 'Bush' Problem Hasn't Gone Away

To paraphrase GOP icon Ronald Reagan, "There you Republicans go again". They have a attractive family that speaks the language. The Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center was Bush's first stop of his three day swing in Iowa . Jeb Bush's campaign thus far doesn't seem to have done much to help his chances at becoming president - he has less than 10 percent support in the polls right now.

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JetBlue Airways to open own farm outside JFK Terminal 5

Created with support from GrowNYC Partners, a nonprofit that promotes local agriculture, and in a partnership with chips producer Terra, the farm is expected to grow more than 1,000 pounds of blue potatoes per harvest, according to JetBlue.

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CA school promotes Bible day

The First Amendment's Establishment Clause - commonly summed up as the "separation of church and state" - has been the issue at the heart of a wide variety recent controversies, including petitions for the removal of police cruiser decals and state capitol monuments .

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Man risks safety to retrieve casket in South Carolina flood

Fed up with the authorities not doing anything to stop the coffins floating away, Wayne Reeves decided to enter the dirty flood water and drag the coffins back to dry land himself. God sent him out there. For his part, Pastor Reeves said he planned on going home to "take a hot bath and wash with a little bleach" after wading through the potentially bacteria-filled floodwater.

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Search for suspect causes lockdown at Ft. Meade, closure of 6 schools

The Mapes and Highway 32 gate, Llewellyn gate and Reece Road gates will operate normally. The closed schools include Meade middle and high schools, along with MacArthur Middle School, Manor View Elementary School, Pershing Hill Elementary School and West Meade Early Education Center.