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Today in History

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 21, 1944, during World War II, U.S. troops captured the German city of Aachen.
On this date:
In 1797, the U.S.

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Hutchinson, Ross trade shots in final debate


George Jared | The Sun
Gubernatorial candidates Asa Hutchinson, R-Gravette, (left) and Mike Ross, D-Prescott, debated Monday night on the Arkansas State University-Jonesboro campus in the final gubernatorial debate before the Nov. 4 general election.

By George Jared, Sun Staff Writer, gjared@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross viciously attacked Republican opponent Asa Hutchinson Monday night at a debate on the Arkansas State University campus.
At one point

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Sun Belt hopes on line for Red Wolves, Cajuns


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson (pictured) and Louisiana-Lafayette coach Mark Hudspeth are downplaying the importance of tonight’s nationally televised game between their teams in Lafayette, La.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer LAFAYETTE, La. — Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson talked around the subject while Louisiana-Lafayette coach Mark Hudspeth avoided it completely. Both know what's at stake. Both know the importance of the. . . more »

Where does the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race occur?

Which of the following sports will not be included in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro? 1.Rugby 2.Taekwondo 3.Sailing 4.Squash 5.Golf 6.Badminton

Who was the first athlete to rap at a Pro Bowl musical gala, in 1995?

At which Hills was US Open tennis played before it moved to Flushing Meadow?

Which speedway was built in 2001?

What did Gussie Moran wear in a tournament in "Egypt nine months after she stunned the staid Wimbledon crowd by wearing white lace--fringed panties?

Who's the most successful Zimbabwean golfer of all time?

What teams played in the first all-California Super Bowl?


GOP governors: Obamacare isn't going away
Urgent-care clinics not prepared for Ebola
Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings
Turkey helps Kurdish fighters to enter Syria
Stocks quietly move up in Monday trading
Raises rare despite strong hiring rebound
Early voting begins for midterm elections
Lt. Gov. candidates stress job's necessity
Arkansas State Fair attendance declines
State highways chief orders paysheet audit

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

Jimmy Fallon's picture book inspired by daughter

NEW YORK (AP) — Forgive Jimmy Fallon if his new book is a story of wishful thinking. The host of NBC's "The Tonight Show" has a deal with Feiwel and Friends for the picture book "Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada." Fallon says he was inspired by his . . .

'Buffy' actor arrested in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An actor best known for his role in the television series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" is apologizing for actions that led to his arrest in a hotel lobby in southwest Idaho. Nicholas Brendon, who played Xander Harris on the hit show . . .


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