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

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Jindal is blasting the Obama administration for providing few details about the more than 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children who have been released to sponsors in Louisiana. Jindal says state officials should have been consulted, to deal with child safety and welfare issues.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - You'll face jail time for punching a referee at your child's sports game. It's among more than 550 new state laws become effective tomorrow. Many laws are minor while others impact health care options and change educational programs.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - High school seniors are making increased strides on Advanced Placement exams. State educators say more than 4,500 public high school students who took an AP test in 2014 scored 3 or higher. Only about 30 percent of the 15,000 Louisiana students who took the tests did well enough to get college credit.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Specialty chemicals maker Albemarle reports second-quarter earnings dropped to $22.4 million from $82.7 million a year ago. The Baton Rouge company says earnings were affected by an April 15 deal to sell its antioxidant, ibuprofen and propofol businesses and assets to SI Group.

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