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Senate Approves 9/11 Commission Extension

The Senate on Friday approved a two-month extension for a commission investigating the Sept. 11, attacks but the measure is still opposed by the top Republican leader in the House of Representatives. The Senate approved a proposal passed by the intelligence committee on Thursday to give the commission an additional $1 million and extend its deadline to July 27 from May 27. The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States wants extra time to follow leads from its review of documents and its interviews about circumstances around the 2001 hijacked plane attacks that killed about 3,000 people. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, an Illinois Republican, does not want an extension, saying it would delay recommendations and potentially politicize the findings as they would be released at a critical time in the presidential campaign. Full Story

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