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US Senate Passes Farm Bill, Obama to Sign It

The U.S. Senate has passed a long overdue farm bill that cuts food aid for the poor but helps farmers during hard times. Senators approved the bill Tuesday by a margin of 68 to 32, a week after the House passed it. The bill now goes to the White House for President Barack Obama's signature. Obama said the bill, while not perfect, contained a variety of common sense reforms that he said would make a positive difference for the country. Lawmakers had been debating the nearly $1...

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