Britain’s Brexit bill passes final hurdle in Parliament

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JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain's Brexit bill passed its final hurdle in Parliament on Wednesday after the House of Lords abandoned attempts to amend it, leaving the U.K. on course to leave the European Union next week. The bill was approved by Parliament's upper chamber after the House of Commons overturned changes to the government's flagship Brexit bill made a day earlier by the unelected House of Lords. The bill will become law when it receives royal assent from Queen Elizabeth II, a formality that could come as soon as Thursday. Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union on Jan. 31, more than three and a half years after voters opted for Brexit in a June 2016 referendum, and after many rounds of political wrangling. "Ät times it felt like we would n
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