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US Congressional Leaders Reach Accord on 2015 Spending Plan

Democratic and Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress have reached a deal on a $1.1 trillion spending bill that would fund the federal government through next year.  The spending package was finalized late Tuesday, just two days before the government's current spending authority expires. It would fund all government agencies through next September except for the Department of Homeland Security, which is funded until February 27.  Congressional Republicans, who will take...

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