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Showdown Set On Unemployment Bill In Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats are trying to gather up enough votes to pass a White House-backed bill that would renew unemployment benefits that lapsed last month for the long-term jobless.
    
Supporters need 60 votes to advance the legislation, so they need to get five Republicans on board.
    
A test vote is expected today.

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