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US Senate Advances Jobless Aid Measure

The U.S. Senate has cleared a legislative hurdle aimed at restoring jobless benefits to 1.3 million long-term unemployed workers whose aid expired late last month.The Senate voted 60 to 37 Tuesday to continue debate on the plan to pay the workers. The payments involve $6.5 billion over the next three months. The Senate now appears set to approve the funding on a final vote, but the measure's fate remains uncertain in the House of Representatives.In the House, many of the majority...

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