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Senate passes war-funds bill

The Senate approved funding on Thursday for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and hurricane-recovery efforts, ignoring President George W. Bush’s threat to veto the $108.9 billion bill as loaded with extra spending he did not seek. By a vote of 78-20, the Senate approved an emergency bill that would spend $14.4 billion more than Bush requested. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a Tennessee Republican, backed Bush by voting against the measure. Full Story

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