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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate sided with traditional retailers and financially strapped state and local governments Monday by passing a bill that would widely subject online shopping — for many a largely tax-free frontier — to state sales taxes.

The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 69 to 27, getting support from Republicans and Democrats alike. But opposition from some conservatives who view it as a tax increase will make it a tougher sell in the House. President Barack Obama has conveyed his support for the measure.

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Maura Haverly

Maura Haverly

Maura Nestor Haverly has had a very diverse career in the arts, since dinosaurs roamed the earth, starting with Hammer Galleries/Knoedler Graphics in New York. In 1985 she was named Director of Art Ex...
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