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Senate agree US debt bill

The US Senate has passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling and avoid a potential default. It will now be sent to the House of Representatives for a final vote. President Obama has said he will sign the bill "immediately" after the House vote.

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Republican Senator Ted Cruz won't delay US debt deal

US Senator Ted Cruz (C) is trailed by reporters as he arrives at the Capitol Credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Republican Senator Ted Cruz has said he will not seek to delay the passage of a Bill to end the US debt stand-off.

The conservative lawmaker said that the "Washington establishment has not listened to the American people."

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