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Ambulances arrive at Medina hospital after car-bomb attacks Friday in Mogadishu, Somalia.

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Ambulances arrive at Medina hospital after car-bomb attacks Friday in Mogadishu, Somalia.

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Mogadishu car bombings kill 18 people MOGADISHU, Somalia — Two car-bomb blasts in Somalia’s capital killed at least 18 people on Friday and shattered a monthslong period of calm in Mogadishu, which is often the target of attacks by the al-Shabab extremist group. The explosions came a day after Somal...

UAMS to erase 124 more slots, slash spending

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will eliminate 124 more jobs, suspend a $45 million maintenance plan and make several other spending changes, the academic hospital's head of finance said Friday as officials addressed UAMS' budget crisis.

Mueller accepts plea from ex-Trump aide

WASHINGTON -- A former senior adviser to President Donald Trump's election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges, switching from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel's probe of Trump's campaign and Russia's election interference.

Syrian raids kills 32 more people

BEIRUT -- Syrian government warplanes supported by Russia continued their relentless bombardment of the rebel-controlled eastern suburbs of Damascus for a sixth day Friday, killing 32 people, opposition activists and a war monitor reported. The death toll from the past week climbed to more than 400.

Trump push on for lesser health plans

President Donald Trump's administration is proposing to significantly broaden Americans' ability to rely on short-term health plans that do not comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's benefits requirements and consumer protections.

2018 CANDIDATE TRACKER: Updated list of everyone who's filed in first 2 days

This year's campaigns for state and federal offices in Arkansas is officially kicking off as hundreds of candidates will be filing paperwork to make their candidacies official during the next week.

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