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Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Chairman Christopher J. Dodd (right), Connecticut Democrat, and the committee's ranking Republican, Sen. Richard C. Shelby of Alabama, announce a bipartisan deal to eliminate a $50 billion fund for financial firms deemed "too big to fail."

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