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Today in History

Today is Friday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2019.
There are 312 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 22, 1997, scientists in Scotland announced they had succeeded in cloning an adult mammal, producing a lamb named "Dolly."

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Liberty groups join for fellowship

Quentin Winstine | The Sun
Gary Epperson, president of the Arkansas Liberty Coalition, talks with KrissAnne Hall before her keynote speech during a State Sovereignty event on Thursday at the Hilton Garden Inn in Jonesboro.

By William B. Carroll, Sun Staff Writer, wcarroll@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Members of the Patriots of Act 746 and the Arkansas Liberty Coalition met Thursday evening to hear from a nationally known speaker and to spend time with fellow group

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Raiders top Searcy, secure No. 3 seed

Quentin Winstine | The Sun
Nettleton’s Jay Campbell drives to the basket for a layup past Searcy’s Peyton Wright during Thursday’s game at Raider Gym. Campbell had 14 points in the Raiders’ 94-69 victory.

By Sean Saunders, Sun Staff Writer

JONESBORO — With a relentless offensive effort, the Nettleton Raiders were determined to achieve their goal, and once their defense caught up, the objective was well in hand.

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White House says U.S. will keep troops in Syria — A2
Jackson estate lawsuit sues HBO over documentary — A2
Malvern college joins state university system — A6
Monkees’ bass-guitarist Tork dies — A6
Ambassador emerges as favorite for U.N. post — A6
Israel flying to moon after launch — A7
Case dismissed amid review of cop’s work — A7
Man charged with kidnapping parents — A7
Sword used in robbery case — A7
Judge imposes gag order on Stone after post — A8
White House ends Calif. talks about mileage dispute — A8
New election ordered in North Carolina — A8
Sanctions could ease with reduced threat — A8
Britain says key trade deals won’t be ready by Brexit day — A9
Top rivals join forces in challenge — A9
Deadly fire shows development lapses — A9
ASU-Newport releases vice-chancellor’s list — A10
Teen at center of viral encounter sues — A11
Chief talks to superintendents about gangs — A12
Senate OKs $300M funding plan for state’s highways — A12
University of Arkansas confirms 3 mumps cases — A12
Stocks dip, breaking winning streak — B4
Evictions, rent hikes push Oregon to rent control — B4
Durable goods orders up 1.2 percent in December — B4
Prosecutor: Actor gave attack instructions — B6

Read about all these and more in today's print edition or online e-Edition.

Kristofferson, Dolly producer Foster dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nashville producer Fred Foster, who produced some of Roy Orbison's most popular records and was the first to produce records from Kris Kristofferson and Dolly Parton, has died. He was 87. His publicist, Martha Moore, said Foster . . .

Police: 'Empire' actor staged attack to 'promote his career'

CHICAGO — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career, Chicago's police superintendent said Thursday. Before the attack, Smollett also sent a . . .

February 2019