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Sen. Lindsey Graham said his planned amendment to the stimulus package would allow people who have been forced into unemployment by the coronavirus pandemic to receive up to 100 percent of their previous wages in weekly government-funded benefits.

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The unemployment insurance is a principle element as talks continue on a COVID-19 relief bill, which is expected to grow considerably from a $1 trillion-plus GOP draft released this week. The negotiations are continuing Friday after late-night talks at the Capitol failed to produce a breakthrough.

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