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US 'fiscal cliff' vote cancelled

US 'fiscal cliff' vote cancelled
US Republicans have cancelled a vote in Congress on their plan to help avert a series of automatic tax rises and spending cuts from coming into force.

The party scrapped the vote after failing to get enough support for the bill from its own representatives, who would not back tax rises for the rich. The House now adjourns for Christmas.

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