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Extra unemployment aid expires as virus threatens new states
Federal protections against evictions also set to end
unemployment benefits expiring
Motorists take part in a caravan protest in front of Sen. John Kennedy's office at the Hale Boggs Federal Building, asking for the extension of the $600 in unemployment benefits to people out of work because of the coronavirus in New Orleans, La., Wednesday, July 22, 2020. (Max Becherer/The Advocate via AP)
LOS ANGELES — As public health officials warned Friday that the coronavirus posed new risks to parts of the Midwest and South, enhanced federal payments that helped avert financial ruin for millions of unemployed Americans were set to expire — leaving threadbare safety nets offered by individual states to catch them.
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