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Senate OKs bill to end air traffic controller furloughs

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(CBS) - The senate passed legislation late Thursday night to end furloughs of air traffic controllers.

Approval came with unanimous consent and long after many senators already left for a week long recess.  The bill authorizes the FAA to transfer more than $250-million dollars from different accounts in order to keep air traffic controllers working.

The furloughs have caused a large number of flight delays throughout the country. The House could vote on the bill as early as today (Friday).

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