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HIGHLIGHTS-The Trump presidency on Jan. 24

Jan 24 U.S. President Donald Trump met with auto executives on Tuesday and gave the energy industry a boost with action on pipelines. Highlights of the day follow: PIPELINES Trump signs orders smoothing the path for the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, aiming to expand energy infrastructure and roll back key Obama administration environmental actions. IMMIGRATION Trump is expected to sign several executive orders on Wednesday restr

UPDATE 5-Trump administration seeks to muzzle U.S. agency employees

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO, Jan 24 U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has moved in the past week to curb the flow of information from several government agencies involved in environmental issues in actions that may have been designed to discourage dissenting views.

Oil eases after 4-day gain, U.S. inventories weigh

SINGAPORE, Jan 25 Oil edged lower on Wednesday, snapping four sessions of gains as an increase in U.S. inventories weighed on the market, offsetting bullish momentum from production cuts announced by OPEC and other producers.

Pipeline opponents face high legal hurdles challenging Trump

NEW YORK, Jan 24 Opponents of two controversial oil pipelines face a long and difficult legal path if the U.S. government approves their construction, experts said after the Trump administration issued orders on Tuesday intended to advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Access projects.

UPDATE 2-USDA disavows gag-order emailed to scientific research unit

CHICAGO, Jan 24 The U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday that an internal email sent to staff at its Agricultural Research Service unit this week calling for a suspension of "public-facing documents," including news releases and photos, was flawed and that new guidance has been sent out to replace it.

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