Politics & Government

June 10, 2010 5:00 PM

Congress takes long weekend, lets jobless benefits hang

Congress headed home Thursday for a four-day break, after failing again to extend jobless benefits for an estimated 325,000 people, fund summer jobs for at-risk youths or help newly laid-off people pay for health care.

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