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Arab Firm Agrees to Delay U.S. Port Deal

A United Arab Emirates company has volunteered to postpone its takeover of significant operations at six major U.S. seaports, giving the White House more time to convince skeptical lawmakers the deal poses no increased risks from terrorism. The surprise concession late Thursday cools the standoff building between the Congress and

President Bush over his administration’s previous approval of the deal. In early reaction, lawmakers praised the temporary hold. But some critics pressed anew for an intensive examination of the deal’s risks. Full Story

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