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  • Rust belt manufacturing hubs bleed population | Morning Consult 
    Amid decades of decline in the manufacturing sector, Americans who once counted on those jobs to provide a stable income for a middle class life are slowly moving out of Rust Belt cities, in favor of the Sun Belt and the West Coast.
  • Oklahoma governor vetoes bill that would charge abortion doctors | The New York Times
    Gov. Mary Fallin of Oklahoma vetoed a bill on Friday that would impose felony charges on doctors who perform abortions, calling the measure vague and unconstitutional.
  • Michigan lawmakers take aim at school expulsions, suspensions | Detroit Free Press 
    Michigan schools produced more than 1,300 expulsions during the 2014-15 school year, with nearly half of the kids being kicked out for 180 days — the equivalent of an entire school year. NCSL's Joellen Kralik quoted.
  • Louisiana could be first state where targeting police is a hate crime | The Washington Post 
    The state is poised to become the first in the nation where public-safety personnel will be a protected class under hate-crime law - a move that comes amid a simmering national debate about police shootings and whether that debate has given rise to an anti-law-enforcement climate.
  • Minnesota lawmakers end session in a blur, sans transportation funding | Associated Press 
    Minnesota's legislative session ended in chaos and with a pile of unfinished work early Monday morning, as a last-ditch effort to fund both public works projects and road and bridge repairs failed in a blur of parliamentary procedures.
  • Texas police say criminals often using imitation weapons | Associated Press 
    Police in Texas say more crimes are being committed with imitation weapons like BB guns, likely because they're cheap, easy to obtain and criminals may believe — mistakenly — that if they're caught, they'll avoid the severe punishment that can come with illegally possessing a real one. NCSL research cited.

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