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John Deering Editorial Cartoon 4/17/13

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Fernando Valez, Juan and Juan Velez

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Scottie and Courtney Traylor

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Tammie and Maggie Foreman

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Rayshaud Jones and Ashton Hollowell

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Emily and Ryan Cox

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Sherry, Jason Koon and Catelyn Achenbach

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Jessica, Tim and Elias Budnick

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A diagram of the exit changes on Highway 549 in Texarkana. The re-assignment will take place over the existing Highway 245.

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Jeremy and Hadley Lewno

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Andrew and Amy Maxson

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Christy Snell and Luke Crawford

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A statute of the goddess Diana looks over Biltmore House in Asheville, N.C., from 75 acres of formal and informal gardens designed by Frederick Law Olsted in the late 19th century. (National Association for Olmsted Parks/The Biltmore Company)

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A statue of the goddess Diana looks over Biltmore House in Asheville, N.C., from 75 acres of formal and informal gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in the late 19th century. (National Association for Olmsted Parks/The Biltmore Company)

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Officials in the Arkansas Senate on Wednesday await the vote on House Bill 1219, which would pass private option healthcare in the state.

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In this photo provided by the Ministry of Defence, the Bearer Party made up of personnel from the three branches of the military transfer the coffin of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher onto a gun carriage to be drawn by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery from the Church of St. Clement Danes to her funeral service, at St Paul's Cathedral, central London, on Wednesday April 17, 2013.

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SGL Group announced Wednesday a $26 million expansion of its Ozark facility.

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U.S. Rep. Mike Ross announces Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at the Prescott Industrial Park that he will seek the Democratic nomination for governor in 2014.

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U.S. Rep. Mike Ross arrives Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at the Prescott Industrial Park, where he planned to formally announce a bid for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2014.

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Investigators on Tuesday examine the scene of the second bombing on Boylston Street in Boston near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, a day after two blasts killed three and injured more than 170 people.

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Alex Molitor, left, and Taylor Graham, Bentonville seniors, sign letters of intent for Central Baptist College on Tuesday inside Tiger Arena at Bentonville High School. Both girls signed letters to play volleyball for the school and Graham will also play softball.

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Landon Carpenter, left, Bentonville senior, chases down the ball as Siloam Springs sophomore Edwin Ramirez pursues Tuesday in the second half in Siloam Springs.

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Austin Haggard, Bentonville senior, is not only a three-sport athlete, a rarity when many students in larger school prefer to concentrate on one sport, but he has made significant contributions to football, basketball and baseball teams this season.

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Loll Designs' Lollygagger Lounge Chair ($595) is made from recycled materials. MUST CREDIT: Loll Designs

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --04/16/2013-- Batesville West Magnet School fourth-graders, from left, Jennifer Rhodas, Jorge Cervantes and Katie Garner watch as a lab officer from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality creates a vortex on a mechanical stir plate while demonstrating equipment and chemical reactions during a school field trip to the ADEQ hedquarters in North Little Rock on Tuesday.

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Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Ben Rever catches the fly ball hit by New York Mets' Ike Davis during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --04/16/13-- Harry Uneda, 87, his son Ron Uneda and daughter-in law May , all of California, tour the Jerome-Rohwer Intrepretive Museum & Visitor Center in McGhee Tuesday during a dedication ceremony. Harry and his family were interned in the Jerome Japanese-American Internment Camp during WWII.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/KAREN E. SEGRAVE --10/21/12-- Corningware French White baking dishes. For gadgets and gizmos.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --4/16/2013-- North Little Rock firefighters and police work to rescue a man from the Junction Bridge on Tuesday after he became wedged between a light fixture and the bridge structure while hanging from the rail.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --4/16/13-- Sherwood firefighters wait at the scene of a car wreck on Landers Road Tuesday afternoon for tow trucks to remove vehicles involved on the collision. At least two people were taken to the hospital following the wreck.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --04/16/13-- George Takei, played Lt. Sulu on the original Stark Trek series, gives passionate remarks Tuesday on how the internment of he and his family in Rohwer during WWII affected his life and that he is proud to be a citizen of the USA. Takei spoke at the dedication of the Jerome-Rohwer Intrepretive Museum & Visitor Center in McGhee.

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Pineapple fried rice is served in a hollowed-out pineapple.

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NWA Media/DAVID GOTTSCHALK 4/16/13 Fayetteville mayor Lioneld Jordan displays a proclamation recognizing the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter from the Birmingham Jail. Community members and officials participated in the reading of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s letter from the Birmingham Jail Tuesday morning at the Fayetteville City Hall. Nineteen persons read a portion of the letter in honor of Kingís message, a worldwide event sponsored by the Birmingham Public Library. ADG FEA MLK reading / FN FEA MLK LETTER

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --4/16/13-- Central Arkansas Library page Sean P. Johnson (left) and PR Specialist Kate Chagnon make posters Tuesday afternoon at the Main Library for the 2013 Arkansas Literary Festival. The festival begins on Thursday and continues through Sunday at various locations in central Arkansas.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/JOHN SYKES JR. - Chipotle Beef and Pineapple Tacos

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Gavin Lesnick/Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ACLU of Arkansas Executive Director Rita Sklar speaks at a news conference at the state Capitol announcing the group has filed a lawsuit against the state's 12-week abortion ban.

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Gavin Lesnick / Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Little Rock Police Department SWAT team officers leave a neighborhood on Chateaus Lane Tuesday morning. Officers were called to a house after 4 a.m. after a resident refused to come out of his attic when police officers showed up to investigate a possible burglary. The man came out without incident after more than three hours.

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NWA Media/DAVID GOTTSCHALK 4/16/13 Jake Sheedlo, a subcontractor with Squeegee Squad of Bentonville, works with Crystal Clean of Ames Iowa to clean the awning over the entrance to the One East Center building Tuesday, April 16, 2013, on the Fayetteville square. The Squeegee Squad holds several contracts in town and at the university.

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Fayetteville High School students, from left, Cole Harris, Evan Gerstner and Madison Watkins confer while playing the part of the prosecuting attorneys Tuesday, April 16, 2013, during a mock trial at the city of Fayetteville's District Court. Students took part in a fictitious case dealing with battered-woman syndrome, first-degree murder and self-defense. Susan Hunt's fourth-period street law class put on the trial in celebration of Law Day, an event Hunt has been organizing since the early 1990s.

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NWA Media/JASON IVESTER Sophia Soldani (cq) (from left), Jessica Baldwin and Tara Comer (cq), all Cooper Elementary fourth-graders, are lassoed by Jesse Duarte of Elkins during a demonstration on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, outside Ruth Hale Barker Middle School in Bentonville. About 260 fourth-graders that will attend Barker in the fall as fifth-graders came to the school for Happy Trails Day which featured six stations for the students to learn about horses as part of the Horse Tails Literacy Project.

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Pedestrians walk past a sign for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut its global growth forecast and urged European policy makers to use "aggressive" monetary policy as a second year of contraction leaves the euro area's recovery lagging behind the rest of the world. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

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7-DAY MENU PLANNER for release April 14, 2013; Meatball and Vegetable Soup With Pasta; PHOTO CREDIT: "Better Homes and Gardens: The Ultimate Soups & Stews Book," Jan Miller, editor; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013

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Michael Capolino, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Stocks are sharply higher in early trading, a day after the market's worst drop this year, as the government reported a surge in home construction last month. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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Government "Chavista" supporters burn an election poster of opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles in Los Teques, on the outskirts of Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, April 16, 2013. President-elect Nicolas Maduro is blaming Capriles for seven deaths that the government says occurred in post-election unrest. The government has provided names of some people it says have been killed by opposition activists but has provided no evidence. Capriles is demanding a vote-by-vote recount of Sunday's presidential election. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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St, Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Shelby Miller delievers during a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Friday, April 12, 2013, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. (AP Photo/The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

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Michael Skakel, right, listens to testimony from his former defense attorney Mickey Sherman at Skakel's habeas corpus hearing at Rockville Superior Court in Vernon, Conn., on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Skakel’s latest appeal trial began Tuesday with his former lawyer defending an accusation that he failed to competently defend Skakel when he was convicted of murder in 2002. (AP Photo/The Stamford Advocate, Jason Rearick, Pool)

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Booger Hollow, circa 1970 Booger Hollow played on Arkansas’s hillbilly image and was a popular tourist stop in Pope County. The sign at its entrance proclaimed, “Population 7, countin’ one coon dog.” Located several miles from the real community of Booger Hollow, the attraction closed in 2004. Send questions or comments to Arkansas Postcard Past, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, Ark. 72203.

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FILE - This May 15, 2012 file photo shows songwriter and producer Benny Blanco at The 60th Annual BMI Pop Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Blanco will be the recipient of the prestigious Hal David Starlight Award, at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala on June 13, 2013. The Hal David Starlight Award, created in 2004, was renamed in honor of Hal David, for his longtime support of young songwriters. (AP Photo/Katy Winn, file)

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People evacuate buildings and gather on road as tremor of an earthquake was felt in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, April 16, 2013. A major earthquake described as the strongest to hit Iran in more than half a century flatted homes and offices Tuesday near Iran's border with Pakistan, killing at least tens of people in the sparsely populated region and swaying buildings as far away as New Delhi and the skyscrapers in Dubai and Bahrain. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 1960, file photo, New York Giants placekicker Pat Summerall poses for a portrait in New York. Fox Sports spokesman Dan Bell said Tuesday, April 16, 2013, that Summerall, the NFL player-turned-broadcaster whose deep, resonant voice called games for more than 40 years, has died at the age of 82. (AP Photo/John Rooney, File)

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Israeli President Shimon Peres, sings with a singer during Israel's Independence Day celebration at his residence in Jerusalem, Israel, Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Israel is celebrating 65 years of independence with barbeques, air force flyovers, and a bible quiz. (AP Photo/Llia Yefimovich, Pool)

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Rep. Fred Smith, Green Party-Crawfordsville, center, applauds House passage of a Medicaid bill in the House chamber at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

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Arkansas House Majority Leader Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs, signals his intention to speak against a Medicaid funding bill in the House chamber at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, April 16, 2013. The funding provision passed. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

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In this Friday, March 29, 2013, photo, a worker helps frame a new home under construction in Matthews, N.C. U.S. builders started work on the most homes and apartments in nearly 5 years in March, signaling momentum in the housing recovery. The Commerce Department says builders broke ground on homes at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.04 million in March, up 7 percent from February. It was the fastest pace of home building since June 2008. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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Hall County Fire Services and Gainesville, Ga., Fire Department personnel move a man rescued from a well at a Hall County, Ga., home on Leach Rd. Tuesday afternoon, April 16, 2013. Fire Marshal Scott Cagle tells the Gainesville Times the unidentified man was repairing water lines that run above the well before he fell in Tuesday afternoon. (AP Photo/The Times, Scott Rogers)

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Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Conway, a lead sponsor of a law banning most abortions from the 12th week of pregnancy onward, walks to the Senate at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Abortion rights proponents filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block the new abortion law(AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

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STAFF PHOTO ANTHONY REYES Keith Sample, with Sunshine Service Company Inc., paints parking space lines Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in the parking lot for the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad ticket office in Springdale. The company seal coated the lot the previous day before applying the new spaces.

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photo courtesy University of arkansas Pat Summerall during his playing days at Arkansas.

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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2002 file photo, Fox broadcasters Pat Summerall, left, and John Madden stand in the FOX broadcast booth at the Louisiana Superdome before Super Bowl XXXVI in New Orleans. Madden, the burly former coach who has been one of pro football's most popular broadcast analysts for three decades, is calling it quits. Madden worked for the past three seasons on NBC's Sunday night NFL game. His last telecast was the Super Bowl between Arizona and Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Ric Feld, File)

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEWVE KEESEE 7/27/09 Frank Broyles (left) and Pat Summerall, both in their golf carts and ready to get going Monday before the start of the Pat Summerall Classic at the Chenal Country Club, Little Rock, Monday.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --4/2/03--Broadcaster and former Arkansas Razorback football player Pat Summerall.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/JOHN SYKES JR. - Pina Colada Cupcakes

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Former Rep. Asa Hutchison, R-Ark., gestures as he speaks during a news conference in response to the Connecticut school shooting on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 in Washington. Hutchinson will lead an National Rifle Association program that will develop a model security plan for schools that relies on armed volunteers. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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A worker labors at a factory making automobile wheels in Shaoxing city in east China's Zhejiang province on Monday April, 15, 2013. China's economic growth slowed unexpectedly in the first three months of the year, fueling concern about the strength of its shaky recovery. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

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The Union Flag draped coffin holding the body of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is carried from a hearse as it arrives at the Houses of Parliament to rest overnight before her funeral in London, Tuesday, April 16, 2013. About 100 colleagues and senior politicians will attend a private service in Parliament's chapel of St. Mary Undercroft later Tuesday. The Iron Lady, who transformed Britain during her 11-year tenure, died April 8, aged 87. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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FILE - This is a Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007 file photo of Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne as they arrive at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's sixth annual benefit "An Enduring Vision" at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, in New York. Rocker Ozzy Osbourne has denied Tuesday April 16, 2013, rumors he has split from wife Sharon, and has apologized to his family for his return to drink and drugs. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

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Dos israelíes observan un espectáculo aéreo en el Día de la Independencia en Tel Aviv, el martes 16 de abril de 2013. Israel celebra su Día de Independencia que marca 65 años desde la fundación del Estado en 1948. (AP Foto/Dusan Vranic)

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Passengers at the American Airlines counter wait for checking in to their flights at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Computer problems forced American Airlines to ground flights across the country Tuesday after the airline was unable to check passengers in and book passengers. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 1994, file photo, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, left, talks with CBS commentator Pat Summerall before the NFL football NFC championship game between the Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers in Irving, Texas. Fox Sports spokesman Dan Bell said Tuesday, April 16, 2013, that Summerall, the NFL player-turned-broadcaster whose deep, resonant voice called games for more than 40 years, has died at the age of 82. (AP Photo/Ron Heflin, File)

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --02/02/2013-- University of Arkansas forward Hunter Mickelson goes up for the dunk during the second half of Saturday afternoons game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

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STAFF PHOTO ANDY SHUPE Kevin Concannon, U.S. Undersecretary for food, nutrition and consumer services, right, listens during a tour of Owl Creek School Tuesday, April 16, 2013, to view its participation in the Fayetteville School District's Farm to School Program.

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New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza, left, tags out San Francisco Giants Deivi Cruz during the first inning at New York's Shea Stadium Saturday June 4, 2005. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Arkansas junior guard Kikko Haydar, center, drives past Kentucky junior guard Jarrod Polson during the second half of play Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

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Texas Rangers Craig Gentry is congratulated in the dugout after scoring during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, April 8, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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12/22/12 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Arkansas' Rickey Scott, left, and Hunter Mickelson, right, pressure Alabama A&M's Demarquelle Tabb at the basket during the first half of their game Saturday night at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.

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PHOENIX - FEBRUARY 17: Yovani Gallardo #49 of the Milwaukee Brewers poses during Photo Day on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Yovani Gallardo

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --04/16/13-- George Takei, who played Lt. Sulu on the original Stark Trek series, stands at attention as the Boy Scouts' Louis Hocking 16, (right) and Clay Cooper, 15, with BSA Troop 42 in McGhee, post the US Flag Tuesday at the dedication of the Jerome-Rohwer Intrepretive Museum & Visitor Center in McGhee. Takei spoke about how the internment of he and his family in Rohwer during WWII affected his life and that he is proud to be a citizen of the USA.

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NWA Media/DAVID GOTTSCHALK 4/16/13 Tenisha Gist, director of the Yvonne Richardson Community Center, participates in the reading the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s letter from the Birmingham Jail Tuesday morning at the Fayetteville City Hall. Gist was one of 19 persons who read a portion of the letter as part of a celebration recognizing the 50th anniversary of the writing of the letter in honor of Kingís message, a worldwide event sponsored by the Birmingham Public Library. The city also recognized the event with a proclamation read by Mayor Lioneld Jordan. ADG FEA MLK reading / FN FEA MLK LETTER

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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2009, file photo Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Senate Majority Leader Reid said Tuesday, April 16, 2013, that letter with ricin or another poison was sent to Wicker. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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FILE PHOTO: Workers clean up oil in a residential area of Mayflower after 2013's pipeline rupture.

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