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Today in History

Today is Thursday, July 30, the 211th day of 2015. There are 154 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a measure creating Medicare, which began operating the following year.
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Public Affairs Calendar

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Police: Man charged officer with knife before shooting

Hunter Field | The Sun
Tim Johnson lived in a trailer behind a friend’s house in Manila. Police said an officer shot and killed him after he charged police with a knife.

By Hunter Field, Sun Staff Writer, hfield@jonesborosun.com
MANILA — Tiffany Boyd bolted out the door Tuesday when she heard her 41-year-old neighbor was dead.
She sprinted through the yard full of old furniture and random clutter.
She found

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Coaches confident Red Wolves will be better

Sun file photo
Defensive coordinator Joe Cauthen said Arkansas State has addressed several issues that hurt the Red Wolves last season on defense.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer JONESBORO — Expect Arkansas State to be improved on both sides of the football. That's the message Red Wolves coaches are delivering. ASU assistant coaches Walt Bell and Joe Cauthen expressed optimism about. . . more »

Searcher says wing find won't alter sea search — A3
Afghans: Taliban leader died 2 years ago — A3
Agency urges fetal tissue research study — A3
Suicide bombings in Anbar kill at least 18 Iraqi troops — A5
Campus officer indicted in traffic-stop shooting — A5
Dentist rarely discussed hunting — A5
Slaying suspects questioned — A7
Repeat offender gets 10-year sentence — A7
Co-op creates, maintains small farms — A8
Lawrence County plans busy fair — A8
Police: Woman runs over child's father — A8
Area residents take proactive approach to curbing crime — A8
Arkansas Democrats consider renaming annual fundraiser — A9
Panel awaits police report on death of judge's son — A9
Gaming bash set at library — A10
Fed holds steady, seeks further gains — B3
IMF's Lagarde: World economy fragile — B3

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

Kass to be food analyst for NBC News

BOSTON (AP) — After six years of helping the Obama administration determine the nation's food policy, former White House chef and food policy adviser Sam Kass will now report on it. NBC News announced Wednesday that Kass, who worked at the White House . . .

Shakira and Piquι may have another athlete in the family

MIAMI (AP) — Shakira and pro soccer player Gerard Piquι may have another athlete in the family. On Wednesday, Shakira, 38, posted a video to Twitter and Facebook of the couple's youngest child, Sasha, who was born in January, in which she appears . . .

July 2015