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Embassy Security Bill: Senate Approves Legislation To Improve Operations At Consulates Overseas WASHINGTON — The Senate on Monday approved legislation that would allow the State Department to transfer .1 billion to improve security at US embassies overseas in the aftermath of the deadly assault on the US Consulate in Libya last September. By voice vote, the Senate passed the bipartisan measure that would give the department the authority to use surplus funds that are no longer needed in Iraq, where the United States has scaled back operations. In Upcoming Budget Battles, Democrats Appear Unlikely To Cut Medicaid Funding News outlets report that Medicaid, the health care program for the poor, seems secure in upcoming fiscal fights. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says efforts to fix the fiscal problems will have to include new revenues and can’t just be cuts in spending. Match-fixing threatens ‘integrity of football in Europe’ The beautiful game’s ugly underside is exposed as one of Europe’s senior crime fighters reveals hundreds of games are under investigation.
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