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What's in the budget deal congressional leaders struck? Here's a rundown.

What's in the budget deal congressional leaders struck? Here's a rundown.

Congressional leaders finalized a major budget deal Wednesday that would increase federal spending by more than $500 billion over the next two years. After funding the government with stopgap measures, the leaders hope to pass the agreement and end the recurring standoffs that have created the persistent threat of a federal shutdown.

Congressional aides and lawmakers familiar with the plan provided details of the framework Wednesday. Here are the most notable elements:

Substantial increases in military and domestic spending: Under the agreement, previously established defense spending limits would be lifted by $165 billion over two years — by $80...

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