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Protests spur vote to restore military college aid

WASHINGTON — In the end, white-hot political realities got the best of automatic budget cuts — at least when it came to military education.

Congress on Thursday reversed a so-called “sequestration” cut by the Pentagon, restoring most of a tuition-assistance program that provides up to $4,500 a year to active members of the military. The about-face followed a week of outrage and thousands of phone calls and complaints that inundated congressional offices.

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