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US Senate in intense debt debate

The Democrat-led US Senate is holding an intense debate on its plan to raise the nation's $14.3tn (£8.7tn) debt limit, which could determine whether a deal to avoid default is possible.

Senate leaders say the bill is the country's best hope of a deal but Republicans say only direct talks with President Obama can resolve the crisis. The House of Representatives rejected the bill on Saturday afternoon.

Paul Adams reports.

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