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

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded nearly $854,000 to Indiana arts groups. The funding was among nearly $75 million in grants awarded to nonprofit arts groups nationwide. Indiana's funding includes about $729,000 for the Indiana Arts Commission.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - A team of Purdue University students has created a $550 billion plan to colonize the moon as part of a senior design project. Project Artemis would be the first step toward the eventual colonization of Mars. The moon colony would have three separate outposts where people would live for about four years. The proposed visit would begin in 2024.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - An Indiana University scientist's estate has donated nearly $4.2 million to the school's biology department. IU says the gifts from the Carlos O. Miller estate now total nearly $5.5 million and fund a faculty chair and a student fellowship. The latest donation is the largest gift ever made to the department.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A Purdue University professor's documentary film production on climate change is premiering the day after Earth Day. Analytical and atmospheric chemistry professor Paul Shepson produced the documentary "Young Ice." It will be shown Wednesday during an event celebrating Earth Week at Purdue.

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