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Senators propose three-month extension of expiring unemployment benefits

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With more than 1 million of the nation's long-term jobless facing a cutoff of federal unemployment benefits on Saturday, a bipartisan pair of senators have called for an early January vote on a three-month extension of the benefits. But even if the measure proposed by Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Dean Heller, R-Nev., passes the Democratic-controlled Senate, its prospects are not clear in the...