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Obama Quietly Sent $221 Million to the Palestinian Authority Hours Before Leaving Office

By Matthew Lee and Richard Lardner, Associated Press:

Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority.

GOP members of Congress had been holding up the money.

A State Department official and several congressional aides say the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning, just before Donald Trump became president.

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