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House approves 'clean' debt limit after Republicans drop demands

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By David Lawder and Richard Cowan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives narrowly approved a one-year extension of federal borrowing authority on Tuesday after Republicans caved into President Barack Obama's demands to allow a debt limit increase without any conditions.

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