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Religious-protection bill passed by Arkansas Senate

Religious-protection bill passed by Arkansas Senate

A bill that would strengthen religious freedom protections in Arkansas passed the state Senate on Friday despite two senators changing their votes after supporting it in committee and a gay-rights group warning of economic consequences if it becomes law. The chamber voted 24-7 to...

House endorses Dave & Buster's restaurant bill

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas House has advanced a bill to allow the entertainment restaurant Dave & Buster's to move to the stat...

Man arrested in Texarkana convenience store robbery, assault

A Texarkana man was arrested Friday morning after purportedly assaulting two employees at the convenience store he was attempting ...
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State enjoyed a college basketball resurgence

What a difference in one year.


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Wrong, wrong, wrong

For the record, it turns out that all the witnesses who claimed Michael Brown had his hands up the ...


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Foothills FilmFest taken for granted

As is its custom, the 2015 Ozark Foothills FilmFest will be held in two sessions -- one on April ...

Arkansas’ unemployment rate falls to 5.5%

Arkansas’ unemployment rate declined in February to 5.5 percent, one-tenth of a percentage point lower than in January, the state Department of Workforce Services said Friday.

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Tennessee fires Tyndall

Tennessee has fired basketball coach Donnie Tyndall after one season.

Bill Clinton the subject of off-Broadway musical

NEW YORK — Bill and Hillary Clinton are going back to the White House this spring — onstage, that is.

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Lawmakers approve bans on re-homing

A pair of bills aimed at banning the “re-homing” of adopted children in Arkansas sailed through the state Senate on Thursday and will soon be heading to the governor’s desk.

Floridian will sell Arkansas

Mike Preston, an executive with Florida's principal economic development organization, is the new executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Thursday.

'Get Hard' is hardly entertaining

Here in Philadelphia, we take the business of our national celebrities very seriously. The line to get into Will Ferrell and Philly native Kevin Hart's new ribald, controversial comedy started 90 minutes before showtime and by the 45-minute mark saw the crowd lined up around the other side of the block.

House OKs Medicare doctor-payment fix

WASHINGTON -- The House gave sweeping approval Thursday to a bipartisan plan to alter payment systems for Medicare providers and extend a popular children's health program.


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Arkansas fights way out of jams

Arkansas entered Thursday night badly in need of an SEC series victory, and the Razorbacks took a step in the right direction by defeating Ole Miss 10-3 in the series opener in front of 2,632 at Baum Stadium.

Marriage plans and writing occupy Amanda Knox

SEATTLE (AP) — Despite the murder case hanging over her head, Amanda Knox tried to lead a normal life in the more than three years since she was freed from an Italian prison: She recently got engaged and has started writing theater reviews and other articles for a weekly paper in her hometown.

Amanda Knox grateful to 'have my life back' after court saga

SEATTLE (AP) — Amanda Knox says she's "so grateful to have my life back" after Italy's highest court overturned her murder conviction in the slaying of her roommate.

Italian court throws out Knox conviction once and for all

ROME (AP) — Amanda Knox, who maintained that she and her former Italian boyfriend were innocent in her British roommate's murder through multiple trials and nearly four years in jail, was vindicated Friday when Italy's highest court threw out their convictions once and for all.

Chinese president promotes regional vision at Boao Forum

BOAO, China (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping argued Saturday for strong China-led efforts to promote Asian economic and political cooperation while opening a major regional economic conference.

Indiana officials look to stem religious objections fallout

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The heat over Indiana's new religious objections law spread Friday across social media and to the White House as many local officials and business groups around the state tried to jump in and stem the fallout.


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Like It Is: State enjoyed a college basketball resurgence

Dana D. Kelley:

Wrong, wrong, wrong

Philip Martin:

On Film: Foothills FilmFest taken for granted

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The un-slippery slope

Wally Hall:

Like It Is: Decision could define UALR AD's career

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