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GOP tweaks tax bill, wins over 2 senators

GOP tweaks tax bill, wins over 2 senators

Republican lawmakers Friday said they had secured the votes of two high-profile holdouts for their tax overhaul plan, putting them closer to their first significant legislative victory this year.

Arkansas man held in shooting dies in jail; suspect deemed e...

A 49-year-old man who police said opened fire at Pine Bluff police early Dec. 9 was found dead in his cell Wednesday at the Jeffer...

Campus gun rules approved by Arkansas panel; firearms in dor...

Arkansas State Police rules for an "enhanced" concealed-carry licensing program cleared their last legislative hurdle Friday, brin...

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ASU falls to Middle Tennessee State in Camellia Bowl

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Arkansas State University football team lost 35-30 to Middle Tennessee State in the Camellia Bowl Saturday night in the Cramton Bowl.

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2nd vote puts dicamba ruling on hold

Lawmakers voted for the second time this week against moving ahead with a state Plant Board proposal to restrict the use of the herbicide dicamba on farmers' crops next year, essentially placing the decision on hold.

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Campus gun rules approved by Arkansas panel; firearms in dorm rooms stir debate

Arkansas State Police rules for an "enhanced" concealed-carry licensing program cleared their last legislative hurdle Friday, bringing the state one step closer to allowing gun owners to take their weapons onto public college campuses and into bars and other public buildings.

2nd vote puts dicamba ruling on hold

Lawmakers voted for the second time this week against moving ahead with a state Plant Board proposal to restrict the use of the herbicide dicamba on farmers' crops next year, essentially placing the decision on hold.

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Author and radio show host Eric Metaxas never had plans to write a book about Martin Luther, he told a sold-out audience of around 500 on Tuesday night at the Robinson Center Performance Hall in Little Rock.

GOP tweaks tax bill, wins over 2 senators

Republican lawmakers Friday said they had secured the votes of two high-profile holdouts for their tax overhaul plan, putting them closer to their first significant legislative victory this year.

REX NELSON: Maxwell Blade's Malco

Maxwell Blade knew he would come back one day. Blade, who has starred in a magic show in downtown Hot Springs since 1996, called the Malco Theatre home from that first Spa City performance until 2008 when the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival decided to go it alone in the building.

Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian contacts with President Donald Trump's campaign has gained access to thousands of emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his administration, according to several people familiar with Trump's transition organization.

Sen. Schumer: Bomb-detection units needed at transit hubs

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Screening devices that detect suicide vests like the one that exploded in a New York City subway tunnel are being tested in a Los Angeles transit station, but U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday the Transportation Security Administration should speed up plans to deploy the technology nationally.

French sailor Gabart sets new solo round-the-world record

BREST, France (AP) — French sailor Francois Gabart has broken the record for sailing around the world alone, circumnavigating the planet in just 42 days and 16 hours.

For GOP, tax bill's most visible win may be averting failure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the sheer size and society-spanning impact of the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul, the quickest and most potent political victory that Republicans would savor by pushing the bill through Congress next week may be what it averts: another big GOP legislative crash in the age of Trump.

Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian contacts with President Donald Trump's campaign has gained access to thousands of emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his administration, according to several people familiar with Trump's transition organization.

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