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US deal: Senate Republicans 'divided' over budget bill

Republican and Democratic leaders of the US Senate have struck a cross-party deal to end a partial government shutdown and raise the US debt limit.

Their bill must also pass the House, where a small group of Republicans are expected to join Democrats to send the bill to President Barack Obama.

Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, a fierce opponent of Obamacare, said there has been "real division between Senate Republicans".

  • 16 Oct 2013
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