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President Barack Obama walks back to the Oval Office after speaking in Rose Garden of the White House in Washington Tuesday after the Senate passed the debt ceiling legislation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Debt-limit bill passed by Senate, Obama quickly signs it to defuse crisis

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate emphatically passed emergency legislation Tuesday to avoid a first-ever government default, rushing the legislation to President Barack Obama for his signature just hours before the deadline. The vote was 74-26.

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Obama signed the bill little more than an hour later.

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