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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has approved additional spending for the U.S. effort against Islamic State militants. The Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill that authorizes funds for basic military operations, including construction of new ships, aircraft, and weapons as well as a 1 percent pay raise for the troops. The vote was 89-11.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed an additional stopgap spending to make certain the government doesn't shut down at midnight Saturday when current funding authority runs out. That will give the Senate more breathing room in processing a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill. The extra time may not be needed. Lawmakers anxious to get out of Washington hope to wrap up action on the budget bill tonight.

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — The FBI says it is reviewing the hanging death of a black North Carolina Bladenboro, North Carolina. Authorities say Lennon Lacy's body was found in a trailer park hanging from a swing set by a dog leash and a belt that was not his own. His mother says the 17-year-old had shown no signs of emotional trouble but his death was ruled a suicide. That ruling is questioned by his parents and the NAACP.

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A South Texas beauty spa owner has been sentenced to three years in prison for illegally injecting liquid silicone into clients at her salon. Federal prosecutors say Elva Navarro injected at least 30 women at her spa in Hidalgo and falsely told them she was trained and certified to provide the injections. One woman given the injection died and another was sickened.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An arbiter appointed by the NFL has ruled that Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson will remain suspended until at least next spring because of his child-abuse case. Peterson used a wooden switch to discipline his 4-year-old son. The players union is weighing an appeal. It cites the league's failure to adhere to due process and inconsistent treatment of players.

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