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MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Globe University School Of Business dispute AG's allegations in lawsuit

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MINNEAPOLIS  --  Globe University and Minnesota School of Business dispute allegations in a lawsuit by the Minnesota attorney general that they deceived students. 

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The suit alleges students are not told their credits will not transfer to state colleges and universities, something the schools flatly deny.  The suit also alleges the schools' ads showing police officers in uniform are misleading because they do not have accreditation required for their students to become police officers in Minnesota.  In a statement the schools say the attorney general is unfairly critical of their criminal justice program.  The schools maintain before any students enroll, admission representatives state the program does not fullfil state requirements to become a police officer.

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Congresswoman Michele Bachmann may consider another run for President in 2016.  The Minnesota Republican from Stillwater told the website "Real Clear Politics" in an interview yesterday there's, quote, "a chance I could run."  Bachmann made a bid for the White House in 2012.  She says she'll make a decision on whether to throw her hat into the ring much earlier than she did last time.

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A new Mayo Clinic study finds an association between caffeine and symptoms of menopause.  Doctor Stephanie Faubion, director of the Mayo Women's Health Clinic in Rochester, says caffeine intake is associated with more bothersome hot flashes and night sweats.  But Faubion adds it appears to have a positive effect on women approaching menopause but who aren't there quite yet.  She says those women often have problems with mood, memory and concentration, and those symptoms got a little bit better with caffeine intake.  The study is the largest to-date on caffeine and menopause symptoms.  

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Many Minnesota refugee organizations are concerned they'll lose federal funding because of the problem at the southern U.S. border, where tens of thousands of unaccompanied children have crossed into the United States.  Andrew Wainer with Bread for the World Institute says it's not a border crisis, but one that has its roots in their native countries.  He says conditions in those countries must be pretty harsh if parents are sending their kids unaccompanied up through Mexico on dangerous journeys.  Wainer's group is urging Congress to look at ways U.S. policy can address the issues of extreme hunger, poverty, and violence in the children's home countries, and to pass legislation that supports development-assistance programs in Latin America.

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The White Earth Tribal Council has received a $200,000 grant to help expand and renovate a tribal business in Waubun.  Deputy Undersecretary for Rural Development Doug O'Brien says the money is from a program promoting development of small and emerging businesses in rural areas.  Native American communities in 18 states received a portion of the total of almost three million dollars. 

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