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AP Exclusive: Health Reforms Penalize Some Indians

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – For decades, the government has paid for American Indians’ and Alaska Natives’ health care as part of its longstanding treaty obligations to tribes. But under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, tens of thousands of Native Americans are about to face a new reality. They will have to buy their...
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Corps Officials to Keep Conserving Missouri River Water

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The amount of water flowing into the Missouri River is expected to remain lower than usual, so officials are conserving water in the river’s reservoirs. Officials said Tuesday the drought continues to affect the river because much of the snowmelt and rainfall in the seven-state region is being absorbed into...
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Powerball Jackpot Balloons to $360M in Weeks

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Powerball jackpot has ballooned to $360 million in a matter of weeks, a jump that’s propelled it to be the third largest Powerball jackpot and the seventh largest jackpot in history. Lottery officials say the “cross-selling” of Powerball and Mega Millions tickets, as well as a game redesign...
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SD Part of National Settlement with Drug Company

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley says South Dakota will get more than $1 million as its share of a national settlement with a pharmaceutical manufacturer that allegedly distributed substandard drugs. Jackley says South Dakota joined with other states and the federal government in a $500 million dollar settlement to resolve allegations...
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