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

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Michigan Governor Rick Snyder estimates that fewer than 100 unaccompanied minor children have arrived in the state in the aftermath of the immigration crisis along the U.S. southern border. Snyder spoke today in Washington at a business round table meeting with Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman Bill Ford and other business leaders.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The State Board of Education is urging Michigan school districts to let students opt out of animal dissection for moral, ethical, religious or other reasons. The policy was adopted by the board in May and applauded today by the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA says Michigan joined 21 states and Washington, D.C., with policies allowing students to opt against animal dissection.

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) - A judge has ordered a man to stand trial for murder in the death of a soccer referee he's accused of punching over being ejected from a game in suburban Detroit. Livonia District Judge Kathleen McCann ruled today that there's enough evidence to try 36-year-old Bassel Saad on a second-degree murder charge.

LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) - A judge says he'll announce in two weeks whether a northern Michigan man will be tried on a charge of murdering his baby daughter, whose body has never been found. A probable cause hearing for 24-year-old Sean Phillips on an open murder charge wrapped up Thursday in district court in Ludington.

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