Senate Passes Debt Limit Bill, Avoiding U.S. Default

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Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid walks to address the media... News PhotoBestpix,Boundary,Debt,Democracy,Dick Durbin,Harry Reid,Horizontal,Patty Murray,Politics,Speech,The Media,Topix,USA,Voting,Waist Up,Walking,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2011 Getty ImagesWASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 02: Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) (C) walks to address the media after voting on the debt limit bill with U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) (L) and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (2nd L) (D-WA) on August 2, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Senate voted 74-26 to approve the bill to raise the debt ceiling, allowing the U.S. to avoid default on its debts. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)