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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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US Senate votes on critical bill to raise debt limit

The US Senate is voting on a cross-party bill to raise the country's debt ceiling and re-open the government which has been partially shutdown.

The vote on the proposed bill is critical as it is a day before a deadline for America to avoid defaulting on its debts.

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