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    White House Kills Genocide Bill

    In an effort to preserve good relations with Turkey, the Obama administration has said it will not let Congress pick at old sores. On Thursday, a House committee narrowly voted in favor of a measure to brand Turkey’s killing of Armenians during World War I genocide—much to the outrage of the Turkish government. Now, despite Obama’s campaign promise, the White House is set to block the bill. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she plans to “work very hard” to block this and now feels confident that Congress will not vote on it. Two years ago, the House Committee on Foreign Relations approved a similar resolution, but the Bush administration successfully urged the House not to vote.