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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

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Keystone XL Pipeline

Apr 18, 2014 — Federal agencies are getting more time to review the controversial project, the State Department says, given an ongoing legal battle in Nebraska over whether the pipeline could pass through.
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Feb 20, 2014 — TransCanada, the company in charge of the pipeline extension, says it is "disappointed" by the decision but will await the outcome of the appeals process.
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Feb 3, 2014 — A new State Department report that concludes the proposed 1,179-mile oil pipeline would not worsen global warming has alarmed environmentalists and increased the volume of Republican calls for its approval.
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Jan 31, 2014 — The report concludes that the production of Canada's tar-sand crude, which causes more greenhouse gases than other forms, won't be affected if the pipeline moves forward.
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Jan 22, 2014 — A large section of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline was officially put to work Wednesday, in a move that supporters say will help ease the flow of oil to refineries. The Obama administration has yet to rule on the project's northern portion.
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Mar 1, 2013 — The draft report found that the pipeline would not have a huge impact on climate and that the oil from the Canadian tar sands will find its way to the U.S. with or without the pipeline.
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Feb 13, 2013 — The environmental organization approved its first act of civil disobedience in its 120 year history. Executive Director Michael Brune said it was time for Obama to "seize this moment on Climate change."
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Mar 22, 2012 — President Obama visited Oklahoma for the first time since taking office and announced an executive order to speed up review of a U.S.-only portion of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. His announcement came as Republicans criticized his administration over rising gas prices.
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Jan 25, 2012 — The White House says it makes no sense to link the controversial pipeline's fate to an extension of the payroll tax cut. Republicans say both issues are about jobs.
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Jan 23, 2012 — On today's Talk of the Nation, a preview of the State of the Union, the Keystone XL pipeline, the real and social risks of sharing passwords, and a roundup of opinions on how to remember former Penn State coach Joe Paterno.
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