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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Obama is praising the U.S. Senate's agreement on a bill to avert fiscal cliff.
The Senate passed legislation to block the impact of across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts that make up the fiscal cliff.
The vote was an overwhelming 89-8 and came well after midnight on New Year's Day.
A House vote is expected before Wednesday.
The White House-backed legislation would prevent middle-class taxes from rising, and raise rates on incomes over $400,000 for individuals and $450,000 for couples.
It also blocks spending cuts for two months, extends unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless, prevents a 27 percent cut in fees for doctors who treat Medicare patients and prevents a spike in milk prices.
A last-minute addition would also prevent a $900 pay raise for members of Congress from taking effect in March.
Perry, Texas Legislature to honor fallen soldiers
May 25, 2013 08:12 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Gov. Rick Perry is addressing a joint session of the Legislature to honor Texans killed in combat.
Lawmakers from both chambers will crowd onto the House floor Saturday to join relatives of those fallen for a tearful tribute to soldiers from the state killed on the battlefield.
It will be a solemn start to a busy -- perhaps even frantic -- final weekend of the 140-day legislative session, which ends Monday.
Perry has not commented on whether he will call lawmakers back to work for a special session to tackle unfinished business.
But settling disputed voting maps is likely to keep the Legislature working until June.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who oversees the Senate, also has said he'd like more time to revive tighter abortion restrictions and looser gun laws.
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US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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