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No Shutdown -- For Now: Senate Passes Six-Month Spending Bill

The Senate also killed two House-passed "corrections" to the spending bill -- one that would have defunded Planned Parenthood and another that would have defunded the implementation of health care reform. Now the legislation heads to the White House for President Obama's signature.

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