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Today in History

Today is Saturday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2015. There are 222 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 23, 1945, Nazi official Heinrich Himmler committed suicide by biting into a cyanide capsule while in British custody in

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Business owners: Downtown great place to be

Will Bowden | The Sun
Kent Arnold and Kathryn Estes discuss the state of Jonesboro's downtown Friday inside the All American storefront on Main Street.

By William Bowden, Sun Staff Writer, wbowden@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — John Freeman of EVOLVE Bank and Trust on Huntington Avenue said conditions in Jonesboro's downtown district have vastly improved in his time there.
"There's so much vitality

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George, Kibler keep A-State going

Sun Belt Conference
Teammates congratulate Arkansas State’s Zach George (right) after his leadoff home run in the first inning of Friday’s Sun Belt Conference tournament game against Georgia State in Troy, Ala. George was 3-for-4 as the Red Wolves advanced with a 6-2 victory.

By Dan McDonald, Special to The Sun TROY, Ala. — Another day, a couple more heroes for Arkansas State's baseball team. This time, it was a familiar face at the top of the lineup and a guy who wasn't sure when he'd get the call that paved the way. . . more »

IS militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists — A3
Shootout death toll nears 40 — A5
Loyalists to Islamic State claim Saudi mosque attack — A3
VA must find millions to finish Denver hospital — A5
2 men charged in California in terrorism probe — A5
Milwaukee man pronounced dead, then moves limbs — A5
Burglary, vandalism reported at apartment complex — A6
Firm: Project to provide millions — A7
Police release video in shooting inquiry — A7
Pentecostals of Jonesboro host barbecue cook-off — A8
TLC pulls Duggar family series — A10
Forecaster warns of flooding during holiday weekend — A10
Students study Pakistani girl's fight for education — B1
Police: Boss attacked with shovel in job site dispute — B1
Police: Ex-con had help in family's slaying — B2
Senators sing blues over impasse; GOP hopefuls stuck in DC — B2

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

Judge allowing new lawsuit in Sofia Vergara embryo fight

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Sofia Vergara's ex-fiance will be allowed to file an amended lawsuit seeking custody of two embryos he created with the "Modern Family" star, a judge ruled Friday. Superior Court Judge Lawrence Cho ruled that Nicholas Loeb . . .

Keitel's hunger still strong in Sorrentino's 'Youth'

CANNES, France (AP) — The aging stars of "Youth" are slowly rousing the morning after a late night in Cannes celebrating the premiere of Paolo Sorrentino's latest film. "Private Micklewhite! Private Micklewhite!" Harvey Keitel shouts across the rooftop . . .

May 2015