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Senate Opens ANWR to Oil Drilling in Tax Reform Vote

The U.S. Senate voted to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil and gas exploration and drilling early Wednesday morning, as it passed the Republican tax reform bill on straight party lines, 51-48.

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Obama to Visit Saudi King Salman After Curbing Domestic Oil Expansion

Barack Obama didn’t have time to travel to France in observance of the Charlie Hebdo massacre. He doesn’t have time to meet with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, either.But it seems Obama is willing to make time to visit Saudi Arabia — and bearing quite a gift in the process.