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PARIS The latest from the much-anticipated U.N. climate conference that gets underway in Paris on Monday. All times local:

6:25 p.m.

President Barack Obama says American leadership is helping the global fight against climate change.

As he left for the climate conference in Paris Sunday, Obama wrote a Facebook that the U.S. has shown it's possible to make environmental gains while creating jobs and expanding the economy.

Obama will try to reassure world leaders in Paris that the U.S. can deliver on its own commitments.

He says the goal in Paris is a long-term framework for more global reductions, with each nation setting targets that other countries can ve