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White House, congressional Republicans reach deal to avoid fiscal cliff

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Democratic aide says the White House and congressional Republicans have reached an agreement to avert the so-called fiscal cliff.


The measure would extend Bush-era tax cuts for family incomes below $450,000 and briefly avert across-the-board spending cuts set to strike the Pentagon and domestic agencies this week.


Vice President Joe Biden was set to sell the agreement to Senate Democrats at a meeting at the Capitol on Monday night.


The aide required anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak publicly.


By DAVID ESPO


AP Special Correspondent

White House, congressional Republicans reach deal to avoid fiscal cliff

Tuesday, January 1 2013, 09:51 AM CST
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