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Senator builds ties with African fellows

posted: 07/29/2014 3:11 a.m. Comment 1

WASHINGTON -- At a meeting of young African leaders Monday, U.S. Sen. John Boozman said the United States and Arkansas need to build a stronger relationship with countries in Africa.

Pryor, Boozman say politics aside, they are good friends

posted: 07/27/2014 5:23 a.m. Comments 3

On an oddly cool summer evening recently, U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman stood on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and laughed as their staffs taunted each other over who was to blame for hitting a tourist with a softball.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: 4 Arkansas teens digest D.C. ways

posted: 07/27/2014 4:39 a.m. Discuss

Four Arkansas teens traveled to the nation's capital last week for a crash course in politics that included a day on Capitol Hill and a chance to meet President Barack Obama.

Freed Sudanese drew Cotton, Pryor focus

posted: 07/25/2014 3:57 a.m. Comment 1

After more than a year in prison, a woman on death row in Sudan for refusing to convert from Christianity was blessed by Pope Francis on Thursday hours after leaving her home country.

Coin designs honoring U.S. marshals unveiled

posted: 07/24/2014 3:42 a.m. Comments 2

WASHINGTON -- A nod to Fort Smith's history with the U.S. Marshals Service is included in the design for three commemorative coins unveiled Wednesday.

Baptists' chief goes on border-kid visit

posted: 07/23/2014 3:45 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd said he's heard stories about children flooding across the country's southern border, fleeing violence and abuse. But during a trip to south Texas on Tuesday, he was able to put a face to the stories.

AT THE WHITE HOUSE TABLE: Catfish gets Conway boy in

posted: 07/19/2014 2:53 a.m. Comments 3

A recipe for steamed catfish and coleslaw sliders earned one young Arkansan a seat at the White House on Friday and a high-five from the president.

More Clinton records released

posted: 07/19/2014 2:40 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- The National Archives and Records Administration on Friday released about 1,000 more pages of records from Bill Clinton's time as president.

Exec: Wal-Mart localized immigration

posted: 07/18/2014 3:52 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Wal-Mart wanted to influence immigration change, so it started in its own backyard, Wal-Mart's Vice President of Corporate Affairs Lee Culpepper said at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event Thursday.

GOP House hopefuls outraise rivals

posted: 07/16/2014 3:38 a.m. Discuss

The Republican candidates in Arkansas' U.S. House races outraised their Democratic opponents in the past two months, according to campaign finance reports filed Tuesday.

Post office renaming for POW moves on

posted: 07/15/2014 3:15 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted Monday to name an Arkansas post office after the first U.S. prisoner of war executed by the North Vietnamese nearly 50 years ago.

Habitat plan for mussels getting input

posted: 07/13/2014 3:05 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- A proposed critical habitat designation for two freshwater mussels in Arkansas should consider how landowners and businesses will be affected, dozens of people have said in public comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: 2 firefighter units share U.S. agency's $340,000

posted: 07/13/2014 3:04 a.m. Discuss

Two Arkansas fire departments will split $340,000 in federal grants for equipment, U.S. Sens. John Boozman, R-Ark., and Mark Pryor, D-Ark., announced this week.

6 in D.C. on board to edit habitat law

posted: 07/13/2014 3:04 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Frustrated with the process behind a proposed critical habitat designation for two freshwater mussels, all six members of Arkansas' delegation are supporting a change to the Endangered Species Act.

Deal saves firemen's U.S. gear

posted: 07/10/2014 4:37 a.m. Comment 1

After an outcry from rural firefighters, the federal government announced Wednesday that it will exempt surplus military vehicles and generators from emission standards, making them available again to fire departments.

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