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A computer screen is reflected in Lee Creighton's glasses as he looks for jobs on the internet in his Cary, N.C. home, Thursday, June 27, 2013.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With changes to its unemployment law taking effect this weekend, North Carolina not only is cutting benefits for those who file new claims, it will become the first state disqualified from a federal compensation program for the long-term jobless.

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