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Senate Approves XL Pipeline in Face of Veto Threat

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The Senate has passed a bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Nine Democrats joined with 53 Republicans in green-lighting the measure, but Thursday’s 62-36 vote still falls short of the threshold needed to override a presidential veto.

The measure authorizes construction of the nearly 1,200-mile pipeline to carry oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries.

President Obama seeks to end sequester cuts, raise spending caps in budget plan

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President Obama called for an end to "mindless austerity" on Thursday as he announced his desire to end "sequester" spending cuts in his budget for 2015.

The across-the-board cuts, agreed to by both parties, have been in effect since 2013, after lawmakers were unable to produce a more strategic deficit-cutting plan. Members of both parties have problems with the cuts, which indiscriminately affect both domestic and defense programs.

Netanyahu: Iran Responsible for IDF Ambush

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JERUSALEM, Israel -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Iran for Wednesday's ambush of an IDF patrol. The attack left two Israeli soldiers dead, seven wounded and northern Israel on edge.

"Whoever is behind this attack will pay the full price," Netanyahu said. "For some time, Iran, via Hezbollah, has been trying to establish an additional terrorist front against us from the Golan Heights. We are taking strong and responsible action against this attempt."