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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans want to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast. President Barack Obama and most Democrats don't think It's the thing to do. In fact, the president has said he would veto such legislation. But today, the Senate approved a bipartisan bill to construct the pipeline. The legislation still must be reconciled with the version the House passed.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will vote next week to repeal the health care law. Republicans have vowed to undo it. They'll also direct work to start on a replacement bill that the GOP has promised. Next week's vote will be the first for such a bill in the new Congress. It will also be the first time the legislation will go to a Republican-controlled Senate.
DENVER (AP) — The Denver police chief says an officer involved in the deadly shooting of a 17-year-old girl may have been injured trying to get out of the way of a stolen car the teenager was driving. The shooting occurred early Monday. The chief isn't commenting further about the sequence of events or what prompted the officers to fire, stressing the investigation is in its early stages.
WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — A pilot appears to be O.K. after landing his single-engine airplane on a highway in northern New Jersey. There are no reports of injuries. Authorities say the Cessna C150, with only the pilot aboard, landed on Route 23 in West Milford this afternoon. No vehicles were hit by the plane and the aircraft doesn't appear to have sustained any major damage.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two pilots soaring over the Pacific Ocean are making history, first matching and then surpassing the 5,209-mile official world distance record for human flight in a gas balloon. Troy Bradley of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and a Russian (Leonid Tiukhtyaev), are flying the Two Eagles balloon. The distance still has to be confirmed. That process could take weeks.
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