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House passes fiscal cliff bill, sends measure to Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to block the ‘‘fiscal cliff’’ is headed to the White House for President Barack Obama’s signature. The bill will avoid, for now, the major tax increases and government spending cuts that had been scheduled to take effect with the new year.

Final approval came in the House on New Year’s Night. The vote was 257 to 167.

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