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U.S. Senate adopts Republican jobless benefit for COVID-19 relief bill

FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Capitol dome is seen in Washington, U.S., December 17, 2020. REUTERS/Erin Scott

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Saturday approved a Republican measure setting federal unemployment benefits for those made jobless by the coronavirus pandemic at $300 per week through July 18, as part of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.

Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by Jacqueline Wong

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