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    GOP Blocks Jobless Aid

    WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 06:  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is reflected in a television displaying a count of the number of people losing unemployment benefits during a news conference with other Senate Democratic leaders at the U.S. Capitol February 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Democratic senators called on their fellow senators to pass a short-term exension of unemployment benefits.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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    Can't we all get along for the unemployed? Senate Republicans blocked Democratic attempts to extend unemployment insurance on Thursday. A vote of 58 to 40 failed to overturn the GOP filibuster that put a stop to pushing forward a three-month, $6.4 billion extension for expired unemployment benefits. The plan was initially voted on in the Senate last month, but was rejected by Republicans because Majority Leader Harry Reid would only allow them to offer five amendments.

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