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Historic TPP Trade Deal Signed

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The United States and 11 other nations signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement Wednesday amid a range of protests in member countries—including in front of the White House with a banner that reads “TPP=Betrayal,” plus both support and outrage on the Internet, and a U.S. senator imploring Congress on Tuesday to reject the deal.

Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam signed the agreement with the United States, which together makes up 40 percent of the world’s GDP, at a ceremony in Auckland, New Zealand.

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