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US Senate passes bill to avert 'fiscal cliff'

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Washington - Coming together in the early hours of 2013, the US Senate overwhelmingly passed a last-gasp bill on Tuesday to avert huge tax increases and draconian spending cuts making up the so-called "fiscal cliff". 

Lawmakers voted 89-9 to approve the measure, which now goes to the House of Representatives where it faces a less...

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