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        2/13/2014, Adar 13, 5774

      U.S. Lawmakers Approve Debt Ceiling Extension

      U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday approved a 13-month extension of U.S. borrowing authority with no strings attached, shelving a political debate over the nation's debt ceiling until after November's mid-term elections.

      With last-minute help from Republican leaders to overcome a blocking effort, the Senate passed the legislation 55-43. The measure, which cleared the House of Representatives on Tuesday, now goes to the White House for Obama's signature.