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|North Carolina lawmakers approved deep cuts to benefits for the jobless on Wednesday, in a state that has one of the nation's highest unemployment rates. The bill also disqualifies 170,000 unemployed people -- 39 percent of the 438,000 jobless -- from federal emergency extended benefits because it reduces the number of weeks people can receive benefits to below 26. The federal government has set 26 weeks as the national requirement for receiving federal funds.|
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