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The 108th Congress Convenes Tuesday

The nation's 108th Congress convenes Tuesday with a considerable hangover of unfinished business from its last session. Before adjourning, lawmakers failed to strike agreement on extending unemployment insurance for 750,000 jobless people. Hill-watchers also expect heavy lobbying from the White House for quick action on the administration's new economic stimulus package. NPR's David Welna reports.

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