As federal Medicaid funding declines, states mull costs

Republican Gov. Paul LePage said federal regulators want to know how Maine would pay for Medicaid expansion
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Several SEC running backs making their presence felt

Several SEC running backs making their presence felt, among national leaders in rushing yards per game
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Ole Miss seeks improvement in second shot vs nation's elite

Ole Miss seeks improvement in second shot vs. nation's elite
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Economist: Surplus doesn't mean Louisiana economy roaring

The Louisiana Legislature's chief economist sought to temper suggestions that an estimated $300 million-plus state surplus is the sign of a booming economy or an indication the state will be awash in extra cash this year
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Louisiana attorney general targets governor's board choices

Louisiana's governor and attorney general are in another legal quarrel, this time with a lawsuit filed over the governor's appointments to a state water regulatory commission
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Judge restores energy lease on Montana land sacred to tribes

A federal judge has reinstated an oil and gas lease on land in northwestern Montana that's considered sacred to some Native American tribes in the U.S. and Canada
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Farmers harvesting good soybeans, but some deal with issues

Researchers say Louisiana soybean farmers are reaping a good crop as roughly 60 percent of it has been harvested
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Louisiana prison guard arrested for "improper relationships"

A guard at a Louisiana prison has been arrested and charged with misconduct after officials said they found she had "non-professional relationships" with at least four inmates
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LSU turn high-turnover margin into wins, rise in rankings

LSU turn high-turnover margin into wins, rise in rankings
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Ochsner promises upgrades for north Louisiana hospitals

Health care company Ochsner Health System says it intends to improve the safety-net hospitals in north Louisiana under its new management deal to operate the facilities
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Rapid City trolley service sees steady ridership

Rapid City's trolley service sees steady ridership through the summer with minimal impact to the city's budget
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South Dakota to raise turkey for White House Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving turkey to either be served to President Donald Trump or pardoned this year will be raised in South Dakota
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MSU researcher fights against deadly deer disease

Researchers from Michigan State University and the state Department of Natural Resources are using technology and old-fashioned observation to track Michigan deer in hopes of curbing the deadly disease
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Minot brothers find success in mushroom farming

Minot brothers Jeff and Dan Coggins have found success in their second year harvesting mushrooms and selling their product at local farmers markets
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Michigan metal drummer recovers from 2015 bus crash

A Michigan metal drummer is recovering from a 2015 bus crash that caused him to lose his right leg
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Oklahoma case remains unsolved 34 years later

The disappearance of Sandy Pathresa Rea 34 years ago is still one of the biggest crime mysteries in the Shawnee area, but a new set of local investigators are putting a fresh set of eyes on the unsolved cold case
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Bentonville designer showcases work at New York Fashion Week

Bentonville fashion designer Alyssa Graves showcased six pieces in a show for emerging designers at New York Fashion Week
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Father-daughter duo broadcasts Arkansas high school football

Buzz Sawyer and his daughter Sarah Sawyer are calling play-by-play for Northside High School football games in the Grizzlies' revamped broadcast
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Wisconsin church's garden gives produce, sense of community

A Wisconsin church's garden doesn't just provide produce, it also provides a sense of community
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Minnesota fire department marks 125 years

This year marks the Virginia Fire Department's 125th anniversary
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Oklahoma Boy Scout Explorers reunite in New Mexico

A group of Boy Scout Explores reunited in New Mexico more than 50 years after a Boy Scouts trip
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Wisconsin students organize mental health festival

Three Wisconsin students organized a mental health festival at their school to erase mental health stigma
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Duluth beer makers say the area's water boosts products

Duluth beer makers have long said that the quality of Minnesota's water helps boost the quality of their products
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Efforts continue to save, support, secure Texas horny toads

A dozen conservationists clad in khaki and forest green marched into the Texas Hill Country brush in a continuing effort to save horny toads
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More cruise options coming to the Great Lakes

Michigan has started a new initiative to bring more cruise ships to the Great Lakes
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Outdoor art project to get new headquarters in Detroit

An outdoor art project is getting a new headquarters in Detroit
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Students learn about Oklahoma City bombing through new tech

The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum recently launched the Augmented Reality experience to teach students about the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing
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Nebraska senator to participate in world sniper competition

Nebraska Sen. Tom Brewer is headed for the International Sniper Cup event in Bulgaria after having competed in a series of sniper shooting championships
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Arkansas sees growing urgent care industry

Health care providers are planning to open up more urgent care centers across Arkansas
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Inmate group caters to spiritual needs at Iowa prison

At the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility, an unusual group is catering to the spiritual needs of those who have no religion at all
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