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World Cheers U.S., China Carbon Deal as Republicans Jeer

The historic emissions deal between China and the U.S. removes a key barrier in United Nations-led efforts to craft a global climate pact. Now President Barack Obama has to find a way to make it happen at home.

An international agreement to curb greenhouse gases would go nowhere without participation from China and the U.S., the two biggest producers of carbon emissions, and until yesterday they were far apart on numerous issues.