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Congress Approves Plan to Reopen Government, Raise Debt Ceiling

The U.S. Congress 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 sign it right away and the government will reopen immediately. The White House budget office said federal workers should plan to return to work ...

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