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British bid to leave EU hits a snag in the House of Lords

LONDON - Britain's unelected House of Lords on Wednesday handed the government a stinging - though likely temporary - defeat on its plans to leave the European Union (EU), resolving that EU citizens should be promised the right to stay in the United Kingdom after it quits the bloc.

By a vote of 358 to 256, Parliament's upper chamber inserted a clause protecting EU nationals' status into a bill authorizing the government to begin EU exit talks.

The Labour Party's Brexit spokeswoman in

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