Judge denies North Dakota tribe's request to halt work on pipeline

A federal judge is set to deliver a key ruling on the four-state Dakota Access pipeline that has drawn thousands of protesters to a construction site in North Dakota in recent weeks. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said he will rule by the end of Friday on the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's request to block the $3.8 billion project, which will carry oil from North Dakota to Illinois. The tribe argues the project threatens water supplies and has already disrupted sacred sites.

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