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President Obama Vetoes Keystone Pipeline Bill

President Barack Obama speaks to guests at the Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy on February 19, in Chicago.

President Barack Obama speaks to guests at the Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy on February 19, in Chicago.

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President Barack Obama issued his third veto Tuesday to reject legislation that would allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, escalating a battle over the project with Republicans in Congress.

Notice of the long-expected veto was released without fanfare via a message to the Senate just hours after the bill formally arrived at the White House. The Senate has agreed to hold a vote on overriding the veto no later than March 3.