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US Congress Approves $585 Billion Defense Bill

The U.S. Congress has approved a gigantic defense policy bill.   The $585 billion National Defense Authorization Act  was overwhelmingly approved by the Senate Friday, a week after passing in the House of Representatives. It now awaits President Barack Obama's signature. The measure authorizes federal military spending for fiscal year 2015, which began on October 1.   It includes emergency funding requested by the president for military operations against...

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