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

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WASHINGTON (AP) - John Boozman of Arkansas is among the seven U.S. senators who have visited the Texas-Mexico border on a fact-finding mission focusing on the immigration crisis. The group met today with Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske during a visit to a border patrol station, port of entry and centralized processing center.

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - A recent surge in counterfeit bill circulation in central Arkansas has officials in Conway urging shoppers to examine their money. A detective says fake bills are fairly easy to spot through close examination. He says the U.S. Secret Service has been made aware of the current problem in Conway.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Separate work projects will require the closing of lanes of Interstates 630 and 30 in Little Rock. Cews will be painting the steel on the Interstate 430 south to I-630 east bridge. Crews will also be inspecting the bridge over the Union Pacific railroad tracks that will require closing the outside lanes.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Required contributions to health savings accounts and new limits on transportation for non-emergency services are among the proposals Arkansas is considering for the state's Medicaid expansion plan. State officials today released their proposed changes to the state's "private option." It was created last year as an alternative to expanding Medicaid under the federal health law.

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