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Today in History

Today is Monday, June 27, the 179th day of 2016. There are 187 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On June 27, 1966, the Gothic soap opera "Dark Shadows," having to do with mysterious and supernatural goings-on in Collinsport, Maine,

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Public Affairs Calendar

Craighead County Quorum Court, 5:30 p.m., county judge's conference room, County Courthouse Annex.
Paragould City Council, 7 p.m., Paragould City Hall.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital-Lawrence Hall Nursing Center, hospital boardroom, 6:30 p.m.

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Light fantastic

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Layered photographs show tail lights streaking across Union Street on Thursday night in Downtown Jonesboro.

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Layered photographs show tail lights streaking across Union Street on Thursday night in Downtown

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Cook charges to sixth-place finish

File photo | The Sun
Former University of Arkansas and Jonesboro High School standout Austin Cook watches a drive in this file photo. Cook climbed six places to finish in a tie for sixth at the Air Capitol Classic in Wichita, Kan. on Sunday.

WICHITA, Kan. — Austin Cook of Jonesboro made a charge on the final day of the Air Capitol Classic, shooting a 5-under par 65 to finish in a tie for sixth Sunday at Crestview Country Club. Cook finished the Web.com Tour event with a four-day total. . . more »

Ore. refuge takeover is over, aftershocks remain — A2
Francis: Gays, marginalized, owed apology — A2
Restaurateurs bemoan rent in Eureka Springs — A3
Elaine rebuilds one brick at a time — A3
More storms on tap for flooded West Virginia — A5
Political turmoil deepens in U.K. — A5
Iraqi commander declares Fallujah liberated — A5
Primary odd couple works to unite Democrats — A5
High court set to close term with 3 big cases — A8
Forgotten veterans get funerals — A8
Pride parades show support — A8
Wildfire claims homes, buildings — A9
New election fails to clarify Spain's future — A10
Pope defends Armenia 'genocide' comment — A10
'Dory' No. 1, 'Shallows' surprises at box office — B5

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

Shaq brings basketball diplomacy to Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — The Shaq show came to Havana on Sunday as NBA great Shaquille O'Neal put on a basketball clinic for local youngsters, becoming the latest emissary for American outreach to the people of Cuba. The 2016 Hall of Fame inductee and four-time . . .

Joel to join Cuomo on breast cancer ride

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's governor will ride alongside music icon Billy Joel in a statewide motorcycle ride to raise awareness about breast cancer before signing legislation that expands access to screenings for the disease. Gov. Andrew Cuomo will . . .

June 2016