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Health overhaul narrowly advances

Democrats secure shaky support for debate in Senate

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid struggled to win support for Senate debate on sweeping health care legislation. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid struggled to win support for Senate debate on sweeping health care legislation. (Brendan Hoffman/ Getty Images)
By Lisa Wangsness and Susan Milligan
Globe Staff / November 22, 2009

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The Senate narrowly overcame the first of two critical hurdles to passing sweeping health care legislation last night, mustering the minimum of 60 votes required to begin debate on the bill and opening a volatile floor fight likely to last weeks. (Full article: 1282 words)

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