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46 Arkansas schools earn bottom 5% tag

46 Arkansas schools earn bottom 5% tag

The Arkansas Department of Education has identified 46 schools as "priority" schools -- those scoring in the bottom 5 percent on state tests over three years. The labeled schools include eight in the Little Rock School District, four in Pulaski County Special, four in Pine Bl...

Medicaid ends for 17,000 despite reprieve for others

More than 17,000 individuals will lose their health coverage today despite a federally mandated change in Arkansas' process for co...

Lab finishes autopsy of hot-car death of judge's son

The state Crime Lab said Tuesday that it has completed its autopsy report into the July 24 death of a Garland County judge's toddl...

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Man pleads guilty after causing over $100,000 in damage

HOT SPRINGS — An Arkansas man has pleaded guilty to a criminal mischief charge after authorities say he caused more than $100,000 in damages to his former employer's property.

Miners aim to get big, just like Hogs

Texas-El Paso Coach Sean Kugler doesn't know Bret Bielema personally, but he said he understands the kind of team Arkansas' coach likes to build.

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Perhaps overshadowed by the Nicki Minaj-Miley Cyrus feud, Kanye West tried to become the take-home story of Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards by announcing that he will seek the nation’s highest office six years from now.

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OPEC's unity call buoys crude prices

OPEC, the producer of 40 percent of the world's oil, said Monday that it is ready to talk to other crude exporters to achieve "fair and reasonable prices," according to the group's monthly magazine.

First taste of fall

September is the month when fall is in the air -- when spring and summer allergy seasons give way to the refreshing change of fall allergy season. Labor Day is a day to quit laboring, and College Savings Month comes too late to start saving. The best thing to do is spend the entire month asleep in a pile of leaves.

OPEC's unity call buoys crude prices

OPEC, the producer of 40 percent of the world's oil, said Monday that it is ready to talk to other crude exporters to achieve "fair and reasonable prices," according to the group's monthly magazine.

Ten years after The Flood

Whatever anniversaries say about the events remembered, they may say most about those who remember them. Do we look back on a disaster with much the same, unchanged attitudes that invited it? Or have our opinions undergone a sea change, too, emerging from the murky depths of the Deluge into the bright light of reconsideration and reform?

Miners aim to get big, just like Hogs

Texas-El Paso Coach Sean Kugler doesn't know Bret Bielema personally, but he said he understands the kind of team Arkansas' coach likes to build.

Federal judge orders Kentucky clerk and her staff to court

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky who has invoked "God's authority" and is defying the U.S. Supreme Court by refusing to license same-sex marriage has been summoned along with her entire staff to explain to a federal judge why they should not face stiff fines or jail time.

California to end unlimited isolation for most gang leaders

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Tuesday agreed to end its unlimited isolation of imprisoned gang leaders, restricting a practice that once kept hundreds of inmates in notorious segregation units for a decade or longer.

Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion'

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis declared on Tuesday he is allowing all priests in the church's upcoming Year of Mercy to absolve women of the "sin of abortion" if they repent with a "contrite heart," saying he is acutely aware some feel they have no choice but to abort.

US construction spending reaches highest level in 7 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending in July climbed to its highest level in more than seven years, boosted by an increase in the building of houses, factories and power plants.

Key Democrat: Senate will uphold Obama on Iran nuke deal

BALTIMORE (AP) — A key Democrat predicted Tuesday that there will be enough votes in the Senate by week's end to uphold an expected veto by President Barack Obama of a resolution disapproving the Iran nuclear deal.

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