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Image caption Many Americans have come to rely on food banks like this one in New York. A $600 (£459) jobless benefit paid to tens of millions of unemployed Americans expired overnight after Republicans and Democrats failed to reach a deal on its extension. Friday was the deadline for an agreement on the coronavirus relief, which tops up state benefits that are mostly far below $600. Republicans want a smaller relief plan than one passed by the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives. Talks will continue on Saturday. The coronavirus crisis has made tens of millions of Americans unemployed, and they have been relying on the $600 payments to cover their bills. The US economy shrank at a... Full story

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