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Millions of jobless Americans risk losing benefits

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People line up in Kentucky for assistance with unemployment claims. The expiry of pandemic-related aid programmes are likely to leave more than 13 million people with less money for basic needs.

Washington

MILLIONS of Americans will see their unemployment benefits disappear at the end of the year unless Congress extends pandemic-related programmes that made the aid available to a wider swathe of the workforce and for a longer period of time.

The looming expiration would...

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