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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) gathers Wednesday with other Democratic Party senate members on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Republicans consider short-term U.S. debt ceiling increase

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By David Lawder and Richard Cowan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Republicans are considering signing on to a short-term increase in the government's borrowing authority to buy time for negotiations on broader policy measures, according to a Republican leadership aide.

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