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Senate moves forward on jobless pay bill in rare bipartisan vote

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Congress took a small step toward renewing federal unemployment insurance benefits on Thursday with a Senate vote to begin debate on a jobless pay measure. Ten Republicans joined Democrats in a 65-34 vote on the bill, which would restore benefits for five months and provide retroactive pay for those who qualified for the program when it expired on Dec. 28. The vote marked a rare bipartisan...

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