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Washington Week: Focus on Jobless Benefits, US Intelligence

Whether to restart jobless checks for America’s long-term unemployed will remain the focus of Senate debate this week. Benefits for more than a million people expired in December, coinciding with a dramatic slowing of U.S. job creation.   Unemployment stands at 6.7 percent with more than a million people no longer receiving unemployment compensation.   Protracted aid for the unemployed is counter-productive, according to Republican Senator John Cornyn.   “We need to help...

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