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Defense bill passes; heat called for on Iran

Posted: December 20, 2013 at 5:59 a.m.

WASHINGTON — A comprehensive defense bill was approved late Thursday by the Senate, the same day more than a quarter of the Senate introduced legislation that could raise sanctions on Iran and compel the United States to support Israel if it launches a pre-emptive attack on the Iranian nuclear program.

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