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House Approves Plan to Reopen Government, Raise Debt Ceiling

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a last-minute compromise to reopen the federal government and raise the debt ceiling to avoid a potential U.S. debt default. Representatives approved the plan late Wednesday by a vote of 285 to 144, after it was approved by the Senate (by a vote of 81 to 18). President Obama says when the bill reaches his desk, he will he will sign it and the government will reopen immediately. Mr. Obama has thanked leaders of both parties and said it is time to ...

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