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Water vapor, which looks like smoke, is seen rising from a power plant near Hengshui in China's Hebei province. In November, President Obama announced a landmark carbon-cutting deal with China — the world's leading producer of greenhouse gases. And the Chinese government has announced plans to cap the use of coal within five years. Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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2014 Brought Lasting Action On Climate Change Policy

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Most Pages In New U.S.-Cuba Chapter Still Have To Be Written

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Obama Expected To Impose New Sanctions On Russia

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Advocate's Comments On ACA Now A Liability For Law's Supporters

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Obamacare Adviser Gets Set To Go In Front Of Congressional Firing Squad

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Immigration Awkwardness Could Cloud Obama's Meeting With Governors

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Obama Talks Gas Tax And Visas With Business Leaders

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Ebola Knocked West African Countries Off Development Ladder

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President Hopes To Draw Attention, And Funding, To Ebola Research

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Obama Awards Presidential Medal Of Freedom To 18 People

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Speaker Boehner Says The House Will Act On Immigration

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President Obama Announces Executive Action On Immigration

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Obama To Extend Temporary Deportation Relief

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One-year-old Lavon Massey holds a sign as part of a protest outside the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in New Orleans on Wednesday. Organizers were drawing attention to the possibility that many undocumented immigrants may not be shielded by the president's executive order. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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