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    US President Barack Obama vetoed the $612 billion defense spending bill.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US President Barack Obama vetoed the $612 billion defense spending bill from the White House on Thursday afternoon.

    The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act includes provisions to send $300 million in lethal weapons to Ukraine.

    Republicans in the Congress stated on Thursday that they will secure the votes to override the president's veto.

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