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    BP temporarily banned from new US contracts

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    The oil company BP has been temporarily banned from taking new contracts in the US.

    It's just weeks after BP paid a record fine for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

    The company's been told the ban won't be lifted until it proves it's meeting certain safety standards.

    Al Jazeera's John Terrett reports from Washington, DC.