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Obama Says Paris Climate Deal Will Last Despite Republicans

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President Barack Obama said a deal reached in Paris this month to reduce global carbon emissions will survive opposition by Republicans in Congress and in the presidential race.

“The agreement struck in Paris, though not legally binding when it comes to the targets that have been set, does create this architecture in which all around the world countries are saying, ‘this is where we’re going -- we’re going to be chasing this clean-energy future,’” Obama said at a news conference on Friday.