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Panama Canal expansion draws delegates from U.S. seaport states
Panama Canal expansion draws delegates from U.S. seaport states

PANAMA CANAL ZONE — After waiting out an early-afternoon downpour, Vice President Joe Biden and the U.S. delegation emerged into the humid heat to tour the $5.2-billion canal expansion. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake snapped pictures with her cellphone. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter beamed with curiosity as he walked and questioned a site supervisor. "Something big is happening here," Biden said in an obvious understatement, eliciting laughs from the group of mayors and lawmakers from several seaport cities and states. Conspicuously absent from the show-and-tell were representatives from the biggest ports in the country, Los Angeles and Long Beach. Not...

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