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Trump backs efforts to bolster FBI gun checks; students protest outside White House

Trump backs efforts to bolster FBI gun checks; students protest outside White House

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump offered support Monday for an effort to strengthen the federal gun background check system as he hunkered down at his private Florida golf course just 40 miles from last week's deadly school shooting.

Mercy meted out in judge's Little Rock courtroom

James Ussery did not waver when asked why, in the past, he had shirked court-ordered community service.

Half-century after he killed sheriff's deputy, inmate in lan...

BATON ROUGE, La. — A 71-year-old Louisiana inmate whose case led to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on juvenile-offender se...

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Faking it through Olympics

If not watching the Olympics was a sport, I'd so get the gold.


Canadian sitcom fills in gaps for non-Olympians

While the Olympics are crowding out new episodes of many favorite shows, I decided to go exploring way up ...


REX NELSON: Missing the mark

The Arkansas Legislature is back in town. You can break out the stale old jokes about hiding the women ...





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Little Rock's Arkansas Repertory Theatre announces 2018-19 season lineup

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre has announced its 2018-19 season lineup — a Shakespeare comedy, a classic American drama, two musicals, a contemporary comedy and a stage adaptation of a 1960s film that bears a timely message for 21st century audiences.

Hogs hope to solve new batch of 'Cats

The Arkansas Razorbacks have won 88 basketball games since the start of the 2014-2015 season, but none have been against Kentucky.


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Little Rock brewery gearing up for specialty push

Beer lovers who want to drink more of Lost Forty Brewing's specialty brews will soon have a chance to raise their mugs of suds in gratitude.

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DEAR READERS: What is "REG D"? Glad you asked! Regulation D is a Federal Reserve ( banking rule that limits the number of most types of withdrawals you can make from your savings account to six per month.

Trump places Russia blame on Democrats, denies doubts about source of meddling

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- President Donald Trump in a series of tweets Sunday morning sought to shift the blame to Democrats for Russia's virtual war to meddle in the 2016 election, saying that President Barack Obama had not done enough to stop the interference.

BRADLEY R. GITZ: The party crack-up

American politics is being pushed to the brink by Donald Trump's persistently unpresidential behavior and the hysterical reaction to that behavior (and to his presidency in general) on the part of the "resistance."

Runs galore gone, UA wins close one

The Arkansas Razorbacks found themselves in a tight baseball game Sunday against Bucknell after pounding the Bison 14-2 and 32-4 to open the series.

Slovenia hockey player tests positive for doping at Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — A Slovenian hockey player has become the third athlete to test positive for doping at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Fighting gun violence after shooting gives teens purpose

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Chris Grady was a theater kid counting down the days until he reported for duty in the U.S. Army this summer, when a gunman opened fire at his school. As he huddled in his classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last Wednesday listening to shots ring out nearby, what he felt wasn't fear, but anger.

Donald Trump Jr. arrives in India to help sell apartments

NEW DELHI (AP) — The eldest son of President Donald Trump has arrived in India to help sell luxury apartments and lavish attention on wealthy Indians who have already bought units in Trump-branded developments.

Asian shares fall after US holiday, eyes on Fed notes

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday after a U.S. holiday. Investors were awaiting the release later in the day of minutes from the latest meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

Complaint filed against Idaho senator who yelled at students

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Republican state senator who shouted at University of Idaho students in the Capitol to lobby for a birth control bill on Monday now faces an ethics complaint after a tweet from an account presenting as the lawmaker's directed students to discuss "killing babies" with a Democratic colleague.

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