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Friday, December 15, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday used his executive authority to block the sale of new offshore drilling rights in much of the U.S. Arctic and parts of the Atlantic, a move that could restrict oil production indefinitely in those areas. Obama invoked a seldom-used provision in a 1953 law that allows him to prevent…

IMAGE: U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he leaves the podium after speaking to journalists during his last news conference of the year at the White House in Washington, U.S., December 16, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria