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Senate OKs deal to avert 'fiscal cliff'; measure faces opposition from House conservatives
Legislation to negate a fiscal cliff of across-the-board tax increases and sweeping spending cuts to the Pentagon and other government agencies is headed to the GOP-dominated House after bipartisan, middle-of-the-night approval in the Senate capped a New Year's Eve drama unlike any other in the annals of Congress.
By The Associated Press
January 1, 2013