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$787b stimulus bill approved

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (second from left) celebrated with Representatives Rosa DeLauro, James Oberstar, and Charles Rangel yesterday during a news conference after House passage of the stimulus legislation. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (second from left) celebrated with Representatives Rosa DeLauro, James Oberstar, and Charles Rangel yesterday during a news conference after House passage of the stimulus legislation. (SUSAN WALSH/ASSOCIATED PRESS)
By Sasha Issenberg
Globe Staff / February 14, 2009

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WASHINGTON - Less than one month after President Obama took office, Congress last night passed his flagship proposal, an unprecedented collection of tax cuts and new spending that Democrats say offers the country its best hope to stave off an impending depression. (Full article: 1180 words)

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