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Democrats seek quick deal on health-care bill
Washington Post - Lori Montgomery

President Obama and congressional leaders raced Friday to strike a compromise on far-reaching health legislation, hoping to settle lingering disputes before Tuesday, when a special election in Massachusetts could hand Republicans their 41st vote in the Senate and the power to defeat Obama’s top domestic initiative. If Republicans claim the seat held for nearly a half-century by Democrat Edward M. Kennedy, who died in August, Senate Democrats.