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House moves to avoid tumble over fiscal cliff

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The House voted 257 to 167 late Tuesday to halt the nation's tumble over the fiscal cliff by agreeing to a Senate-passed measure that restores the barely expired Bush-era tax cuts for most people while raising taxes on high earners. The vote also postpones a cascade of massive reductions in domestic and military spending. "This is a great victory for the middle class, whose taxes will not go up...

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