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Harry Reid: Unemployment insurance extension plan 'very, very close'

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced Tuesday that the chamber is “very, very close” to working out a bipartisan deal that would extend unemployment benefits for five months. The extension plan, proposed by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, would grant benefits retroactively to December, when they lapsed for about 1.6 million people, Bloomberg reports. Collins said that she is...

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