Breaking: Obama Announcing Deal

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Update: Obama is speaking. Here’s the live audio feed.

We’re hearing that some kind of deal has been reached at Copenhagen and that Obama is due to speak to reporters at 4.30pm EST. We’ll have details for you if/when that happens, but in the meantime you can follow the proceedings in the Bella Center minute-by-minute on Twitter by following Mother Jones‘ @DavidCornDC and @kate_sheppard.

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