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U.S. Senate Democrats Block Republican Bid to Repeal Health Law

Senate Democrats defeated a Republican push to repeal the U.S. health-care overhaul in a test of their continuing support for the law amid court challenges and signs public support for it is eroding.

The Democratic-controlled Senate voted 51-47 yesterday against the repeal effort in a party-line tally. The vote was on a procedural motion that needed backing from 60 senators for the repeal bid to proceed.