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U.S. Economy Added 215,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rose To 5 Percent In March

March was another month of solid hiring for U.S. employers with payrolls increasing by 215,000. The unemployment rate actually ticked up a notch last month, but that was because all the hiring drew people off of the sidelines and back into the workforce. When that happens the unemployment rate can go up because there are more people looking for work.

CIA Leaves Explosives On Virginia School Bus After Training Exercise

The CIA and sheriff's deputies in Loudoun County, Va., accidentally left some explosives in the engine of a school bus, the agency acknowledged. The bus carried kids for two days before mechanics discovered it was still there, but officials say the students were never in any danger. The CIA and local law enforcement have suspended the training program in which working dogs try to sniff out bombs.


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