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BREAKING NEWS ~ Senate passes bankruptcy bill

[JURIST] The US Senate has passed a credit card-company backed bankruptcy bill that will make it harder for many Americans to clear their debts. The vote on passage of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 [THOMAS bill summary and text] was 74-25 [Senate roll call].

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