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Senate kills spending bill for border crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied migrant youths arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border has died in the Senate on a procedural vote. The 50-44 vote Thursday night fell short of the 60 votes needed to waive a point of order raised by Republicans against the $3.5 billion bill. The action came hours before the Senate adjourns for a five-week recess. House Republicans are still working to pass a border bill in the House, but even if they succeed the legislation will not go anywhere. That means Congress is heading out for its summer recess without acting to deal with tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors who've been arriving at the border from Central America. The Senate bill also included money for wildfires and Israeli defense.

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