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Senate passes legislation to end furloughs

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(CBS) - The Senate passed legislation late last 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 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.

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