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News Minute: Here is the latest Arkansas news from The Associated Press

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WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans passed legislation late last night to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home without hearings. The bill won over conservatives with a companion bill that could lead to deporting more than half a million immigrants whom the Obama administration granted temporary work permits. President Barack Obama condemned the Republican action.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas is proposing requiring many participants in the state's compromise Medicaid expansion contribute monthly to health savings accounts and new limits on transportation for non-emergency services. State officials on Friday released their proposed changes to the state's "private option," which was created last year as an alternative to expanding Medicaid under the federal health law.

TALIHINA, Okla. (AP) - The National Transportation Board says an Arkansas pilot killed in an Oklahoma plane crash did not obtain a weather briefing before his flight and that he flew into an area of known rain. The crash near Talihina killed 71-year-old pilot Ray Broadbent of Heber Springs, Arkansas. Broadbent had left Searcy on an October 21st flight to Elk City, Oklahoma.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - University of Arkansas pitcher Trey Killian says he left the USA Baseball Collegiate National team early because of arm soreness. Killian said during a news conference Thursday that the soreness is not severe and he believes it is tightness due to fatigue. Killian was 1-1 in three games for Team USA - which was coached by Razorbacks coach Dave Van Horn.

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