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Congress Passes Bill to Avert Default, Re-Open US Government

Congress has put an end to three weeks of drama, deadlock and danger to the global economy as both the House and Senate passed a bill to re-open the federal government and extend the government's credit limit just hours ahead of a possible default.    The House vote came late Wednesday night after a rollercoaster ride of twists and turns on Capitol Hill and less than two hours before the credit extension deadline.    The bill passed with mostly Democratic votes. Fewer ...

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