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UPDATE: House approves debt ceiling bill, Senate rejects it

Friday, July 29, 2011 | 8:19 p.m. CDT; updated 9:27 p.m. CDT, Friday, July 29, 2011

WASHINGTON — In an unforgiving display of partisanship, the House approved emergency legislation Friday night to avoid an unprecedented government default, and the Senate scuttled it less than two hours later.

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