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    Reid Signs Off on Debt Deal: Aide

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks with reporters as he walks across the Capitol on his way to the office of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as national debt crisis negotiations continue on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sunday, July 31, 2011.  (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

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    An aide to Harry Reid said Sunday that the Senate majority leader would back the tentative debt deal that congressional Republicans and the White House had crafted. Democratic leaders said they were optimistic a vote on the debt deal would happen Sunday night. Reid met House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders Sunday afternoon to hammer out the details on the proposal the White House struck with the Republicans late Saturday night. Reid’s plan was rejected.

    Read it at Reuters