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Senate Votes to Reopen US Government, Raise Debt Ceiling

The U.S. Senate approved a last-minute compromise Wednesday night to reopen the federal government and raise the debt ceiling to avoid a potential U.S. debt default. The bill passed 81 to 18. It now goes to the House of Representatives, where Speaker John Boehner says Republicans will not block it. President Barack Obama says when the bill reaches his desk, he will he will sign it immediately and the government will reopen immediately. Mr. Obama thanked leaders of both parties and said it is ...

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