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US health bill to get Senate debate


The US Senate has narrowly voted to hold a full debate on a landmark bill designed to overhaul the country's healthcare provision.

The move was passed 60 votes to 39, after Democrats earlier confirmed they had secured enough votes.

Before the vote, Senator Harry Reid, who introduced the bill, warned Republicans not to "silence a great debate over a great crisis."


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