WASHINGTON - The House yesterday approved, 322 to 81, an energy and water appropriations bill containing $640 million in funding for the termination of the $11 billion Super-conducting Super Collider.

Final approval of the measure followed a close vote of 227 to 190 approving the collider's closeout funding, which was contained in a separate amendment to the bill. Earlier this year, the House twice voted by large margins to terminate the collider with only $220 million of closeout funding.

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