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State Department Set To Certify Keystone XL Pipeline Is In National Interest
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 7:52pm
President Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 24, supporting construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. A U.S. official says the State Department is ready to give its approval.

The decision, confirmed to NPR by a U.S. official, will set the stage for President Trump to reverse a decision by then-President Barack Obama to reject the project.

(Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP)

GSA Says Trump D.C. Hotel Lease Is Valid, Despite Ban On Elected Officials
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:10pm
The General Services Administration says President Trump is legally entitled to hold a lease for a hotel in a federal government-owned building, regardless of what critics say.

The General Services Administration says while the contract bars elected officials, the Trump Organization may lease the Old Post Office because President Trump moved his businesses into a trust.

(Image credit: Alex Brandon/AP)

Financial Woes Place Future Of Sears In Doubt
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 4:41pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Business Insider reporter Hayley Peterson about the state of Sears. The company's owner told shareholders Tuesday there is substantial doubt the retailer will survive.

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