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

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ATLANTA (AP) - A new federal report shows nearly 350 unaccompanied minors apprehended at the border have been placed with families in DeKalb County, the largest number in the state. The U.S. Health and Human Services Department recently posted a county-by-county report on its website amid a surge of unaccompanied minors apprehended at the border.

LAKE CITY, Ark. (AP) - Farmers in the southeast United States are moving into sesame production, producing millions of seeds for tahini or hamburger buns even when there's a drought. Sesame pods used to be so brittle that they had to handled gently, but new traits developed over the past decade let farmers use typical equipment to harvest them.

MACON, Ga. (AP) - A middle Georgia sheriff says two inmates visiting a Macon funeral home tried to return to jail with drugs and other contraband that had been hidden inside their grandmother's casket. Bibb County deputies found marijuana, tobacco, a lighter and a cellphone on inmates Henry Ison Rouse and Nekoase Antwan Vinson.

CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) - Grieving relatives of a west Georgia boy say they can't fathom what motivated his violent death a week ago. Nizzear Rodriguez celebrated his 13th birthday the day before he was killed in the early morning hours last Sunday.

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