US Senate passes fiscal cliff bill; now moves to House of Representatives

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Jr. (R-KY) (C) walks to the Senate Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington December 31, 2012.

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The US Senate has reached a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff.

Senators voted 89-8 on a compromise to prevent an across-the-board series of spending cuts and tax hikes.

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