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US Proposal Would Create World's Largest Marine Sanctuary

U.S. President Barack Obama announced a plan on Tuesdayto create the world's largest marine preserve, significantly expanding a remote region of the Pacific Ocean where drilling, fishing and other commercial activities are prohibited. Obama announced the proposal in a video at the U.S. State Department's Our Ocean conference in Washington. Obama, who grew up in Hawaii, said he was using his authority as president to protect "some of our most precious marine...

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