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Bipartisan budget pact goes to president for ink

Posted: December 19, 2013 at 5:32 a.m.

Republican Sens. John McCain (from center) of Arizona and John Barrasso of Wyoming and Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland head to the Senate chamber Wednesday for final budget votes.

The U.S. Senate cleared and sent to President Barack Obama legislation Wednesday scaling back across-the-board cuts on programs ranging from the Pentagon to the national park system, resolving for now spending issues that helped spur a government shutdown in October.

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