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Senate clears sweeping bank bill for final passage

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has cleared a sweeping bank regulation bill for final passage by breaking through a Republican blockade.

The Senate voted 60-38 Thursday to end debate on the bill. That paved the way for Congress to send President Barack Obama a crackdown on banks and Wall Street that in some ways is tougher than what he sought.

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