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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., center, joined at left by Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., talks to reporters about the final work of the Senate as their legislative year comes to a close, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. Reid promises a vote no later than Jan. 7 on a measure to extend jobless benefits for three months. He said the number of jobless people out of work for more than six months is far greater than in past economic recoveries. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., center, joined at left by Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., talks to reporters about the final work of the Senate as their legislative year comes to a close, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. Reid promises a vote no later than Jan. 7 on a measure to extend jobless benefits for three months. He said the number of jobless people out of work for more than six months is far greater than in past economic recoveries. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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