US Senate approves $1-T spending bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: The US Congress passed a $1.1-trillion spending bill for fiscal year 2015 on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), capping a week of acrimonious wrangling while averting a government shutdown and sending the measure to President Barack Obama. The bill, which narrowly cleared the House of Representatives on Thursday (Friday in Manila) and survived a series of procedural hurdles to pass the Senate 56 votes to 40 during a rare weekend session, funds nearly all federal government agencies through next September.

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