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US Senate Approves Budget Deal

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The U.S. Senate has approved a limited, two-year budget framework to diffuse the threat of another government shutdown and alleviate harsh budget cuts. Nine Republican senators joined the entire Democratic caucus to pass the measure by a 64-36 vote.   The agreement was overwhelmingly approved by the U.S. House last week, and it now heads to President Barack Obama. The White House supports the bill, and Obama's approval is assured. For the past three years, the...

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