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The bill advanced Wednesday includes $155.4 billion in mandatory spending, which goes toward entitlement programs for veterans and does not go through the congressional appropriations process. The remaining $112.9 billion are discretionary funds, with the majority going to medical care.



Frankfurt, Germany, May 29, 1952: Actor and comedian Danny Kaye pokes his head through a German poster advertising his 1947 film, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” following a show in Frankfurt.


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