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News Minute: Here is the latest Mississippi news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Students in Mississippi are learning about bats and creating a home for the flying creatures. The Natchez Trace Parkway and the Boys & Girls Club conducted an environmental camp last week in Tupelo, and students signed a bat house that will hang in a city park.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi officials are trying to force the U.S. Treasury to hand over an estimated $155 million in proceeds from abandoned savings bonds. State Treasurer Lynn Fitch sued the federal government last year seeking the payment, joining Kansas and other states with similar lawsuits. A federal judge heard arguments last week in the Kansas case. Mississippi's case is frozen pending a decision in the Kansas case.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A leaking roof is causing a host of problems in a Mississippi library. Several administrative offices have developed black mold at the Eudora Welty Library in downtown Jackson. Library workers say the floor is starting to erode.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two Louisiana State University researchers are getting nearly $1 million to study how stress affects honeybee health. The LSU AgCenter says in a news release that Kristen Healy and Daniel Swale are working with U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers in Baton Rouge and the nation's largest beekeeper. They'll be studying 400 hives of honeybees that are based in South Dakota, including some which are moved to California for the almond harvest and to Mississippi for the winter.

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