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  • Senate votes to avoid US default; House next add to reading list  

    Posted on October 16, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 8:30 AM

    Up against a deadline, Congress raced to pass legislation Wednesday night to avoid a threatened national default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown in the culmination of an epic political drama that placed the U.S. economy at risk.

    By David Espo, Associated Press