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Obama Signs Bill to End U.S. Government Shutdown

U.S. President Barack Obama has signed into law a last-minute compromise bill to reopen the federal government and raise the debt ceiling to avoid a potential U.S. debt default. The president signed the bill early Thursday morning, after a flurry of activity on Capitol Hill Wednesday. Members of the House of Representatives approved the plan late Wednesday by a vote of 285 to 144, after it was approved by the Senate earlier in the day (by a vote of 81 to 18). White House budget office said ...

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