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Today in History

Today is Sunday, Dec. 21, the 355th day of 2014. There are 10 days left in the year. Winter arrives at 6:03 p.m. Eastern time.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Dec. 21, 1864, during the Civil War, Union forces led by Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Hemingway fan, scholar extol news of Cuba ties

Special to The Sun
A group of boys from the Estrellas de Gigi or “Gigi’s Stars” baseball team pose for a photo in Havana, Cuba. Hemingway sponsored the team named for his son, Greg or “Gigi.” Today, actor and playwright Brian Sinclair, known for a six-play series on the famed writer, is the team’s sponsor.

By Sunshine Crump, Sun Staff Writer, crump@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Kevin Smith, insurance agent, former state senator and Ernest Hemingway fanatic, said Friday the normalizing of diplomatic relations with Cuba is way overdue.
Though tourist

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Red Wolves battle past Marshall 67-58

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State's Anthony Livingston (24) goes up for a shot over Marshall's JP Kambola, center, and Milan Mijovic during Saturday's game at the Convocation Center. Livingston had 20 points and 20 rebounds as A-State won 67-58.

By Matthew V. Roberson Sun Staff Writer JONESBORO — Arkansas State wasn't at its best, but figured out a way to grind out a win. The Red Wolves started slowly, played catchup most of the afternoon, and finally pulled away down the stretch for a 67-58. . . more »

What's the only Grand Slam event Lee Trevino never won?

Who was the youngest Wimbledon women's champion of the 20th century?

Who did the New York Giants beat by a point in the closest Super Bowl ever?

Who is the first NASCAR driver to reach $100 million in career earnings?

What team hired the NFL's first professional cheerleading squad, in 1972?

Who holds the record for most career fumbles?

What Baltimore Colts great led the NFL in passing in the 1960s, with 26548 yards?

What year did Boston win their first NBA title?

Hospital: 1 exposed to Legionella
Obama takes risk with Cuba on his own terms
Congress ends amid grumbling
Kurds advance against IS group in Syria, Iraq
Police: Man grabs carhop, steals cash
Obama urged to preserve levee plan
Sony saga draws nation's interest
4 Afghans sent home from Guantanamo
Failing nuke corps' future in doubt
State jobless rate falls for 3rd straight month
Gas prices at lowest level since 2009
No. 1 Wildcats crush UCLA's spirit with early run
A deer hunter's 'Night Before Christmas' poem
Garner death may have motivated killing
Raul Castro: Don't expect detente to change Cuba

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

Cosby's silence may be his best defense

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Cosby has the right to remain silent — and that may be his best strategy. With police urging any possible sex abuse victims to come forward, two lawsuits pending and more than 15 women making accusations stretching back years, . . .

Madonna releases 6 songs after leak

NEW YORK (AP) — In a surprise preview of her new album, Madonna released six songs Saturday on iTunes and various streaming services. The songs were released because several in-progress demos were leaked earlier this week, publicist Liz Rosenberg . . .

December 2014