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Today in History

Today is Monday, July 6, the 187th day of 2015. There are 178 days left in the year.
Today's Highlights in History:
On July 6, 1945, President Harry S. Truman signed an executive order establishing the Medal of Freedom. Nicaragua became the

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Woman shares recovery from depression


Start Skydiving | Special to The Sun
Allyson Lewis of Jonesboro enjoys her first tandem skydive in Middletown, Ohio, in this 2014 photo.

By Christi Crawford, Sun Staff Writer, ccrawford@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Dropped off at the front door with a rolling suitcase and enough guts to admit she needed help, Allyson Lewis checked herself into an inpatient psychiatric unit.
When she

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Pham sparks Cardinals past Padres again


Chris Lee | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
St. Louis Cardinals batter Tommy Pham hits a two-run home run in the third inning during a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Diego Padres on Sunday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The Cardinals defeated the Padres 3-1.

By STEVE OVERBEY, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rookie outfielder Tommy Pham has done almost everything right in his first three starts with the St. Louis Cardinals. His one regret: He's fallen woefully behind in answering the congratulatory. . . more »


Uncertain future awaits Greece A3
Coalition unleashes airstrikes on Raqqa A3
Pope urges defense of poor and planet A3
Veteran educator retires after career of 69 years A5
Memphis Symphony eyes move A5
Farmers eager for drones, most can't legally fly them A5
Man picks bad place to hide drugs A6
Second burglary is messier situation A6
Man dies after shooting firework off head A7
Illegal fireworks hurt 5 at party A7
Trial to weigh sheriff's retaliation charge A8
Institutions reconsider recognition for racists A8
California water rates rise as cities lose money A9

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

Williams weds Jim Skrip, her 3rd marriage

NEW YORK (AP) — Vanessa Williams tied the knot with her fiance, Jim Skrip, on the Fourth of July. A representative for the singer-actress said Sunday that Williams and Skrip wed a day earlier. No details of the ceremony were provided. This is the third . . .

Joel weds girlfriend during July 4th party

NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel married girlfriend Alexis Roderick in a surprise ceremony at the couple's annual Fourth of July party. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo presided over Saturday's nuptials at Joel's Long Island estate, the singer's spokeswoman Claire . . .


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