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Drug tests possible for jobless benefits

ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says he’s considering requiring applicants for unemployment benefits to undergo drug testing.

Deal told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday that he’d set aside money to fund treatment programs for failing applicants. The governor says the state wouldn’t withhold benefits from those who fail the tests, but would require them to participate in state-funded treatment programs.

In other news

FORMER SECRETARY of State Condoleezza Rice is coming to South Carolina to campaign for U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham. Graham’s campaign said Rice will be in Greenville on May 19.