Congress misses unemployment deadline as deal talks sputter

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This is politics reporter Jacob Pramuk, filling in for Mike Calia. 


We've reached the cliff. 


The $600 per week federal unemployment benefit boosting millions of Americans expires Friday. As Republicans and Democrats send grim signs about their ability to break an impasse over the next coronavirus relief bill, the Senate left for the weekend. That assured the aid will lapse.


It is unclear now how long unemployment insurance recipients will have to go without extra assistance during an ongoing economic crisis. The House will delay its planned August recess until it can pass a bill. 


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