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Jobless Rate Below 6%
The United States' jobless rate fell to 5.9%, it's lowest since 2008.
Attorney general Eric Holder to resign
The Justice Department announced on Thursday that Attorney General Holder will remain in office until a successor is confirmed.
Forest Service blocks media cameras throughout nation's wilderness areas
Under a proposed rule that is already being enforced temporarily, the media will need to pay up to $1,500 just to take an iPhone photo or conduct an interview inside a wilderness area.
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