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

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MILWAUKEE (AP) - The federal office that helps refugees settle in the United States has placed 50 unaccompanied children in Wisconsin. The Office of Refugee Resettlement released a state-by-state breakdown showing where children had been placed. It did not provide specifics on their locations. The office says it tries to place children with a parent, relative or family friend when possible.

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin looks to increase the number of doctors at Veterans Affairs medical centers and reduce wait times. The Wisconsin Democrat says the bill would create 2,000 residency positions over five years at VA hospitals nationwide. The measure would also require the VA to allocate the residency positions based on doctor shortages at its facilities.

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A Milwaukee man who provided the stun gun used in the theft of a $5 million violin has received a 3½-year prison sentence. Universal K. Allah pleaded guilty in May to being party to felony robbery. The nearly 300-year-old violin was missing for nine days before police recovered it in good condition.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Opponents of same-sex marriage are citing political theory, social stability and even biblical text in legal briefs filed this week in federal court. Indiana and Wisconsin are appealing rulings that overthrew their bans on gay weddings. At least 20 briefs have been filed in the case. Virtually all of the briefs stand up for the states.

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