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U.S. Senate Republicans block Democrats’ attempt to expand voting rights

A Capitol Hill police officer walks on the South Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Tuesday failed to advance legislation that would have opened up a protracted debate over voting rights after Republicans blocked the move, leaving the effort in limbo.

Democrats failed to get the necessary 60 votes to advance legislation in a deeply divided 100-member Senate.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan and David Morgan)

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