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US Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

The U.S. Senate easily passed a $1.1 trillion government funding bill Thursday, clearing the way for President Barack Obama's signature and averting any chance of another government shutdown in the coming months. The measure, which assures funding for thousands of government programs through September 30, cleared the full Senate in a 72-26 vote.  The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the legislation Wednesday. The Senate vote comes three months after the end of...

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