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Today in History

Today is Wednesday, April 1, the 91st day of 2015. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April Fool's Day.
Today's Highlight in History:
On April 1, 1945, American forces launched the amphibious invasion of Okinawa during World War II.

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Pranksters’ favorite day has arrived

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
McKenna McCain, an employee of Gigi’s Cupcakes, holds a tray of April Fool’s Day inspired cupcakes Tuesday in Gigi’s cake shop at 2203 Red Wolf Blvd. Suite 3.

By Christi Crawford, Sun Staff Writer, ccrawford@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A group of junior high boys pranked their teacher in such epic form that they made her cry.
Nearly 20 years later the mastermind is still protecting his identity, now mostly

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ASU rallies to beat SEMO, 12-10

Suzhannah Dolle | Special to The Sun
Arkansas State's Zach George (7) dives back into first base as Georgia State first baseman Matt Rose attempts to retrieve the ball earlier this season. ASU rallied to beat Southeast Missouri 12-10 Tuesday night and will host Tennessee this evening at Tomlinson Stadium.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — Arkansas State rallied from a six-run deficit and held on behind strong relief outings by Chandler Hawkins and Adam Grantham to defeat Southeast Missouri State 12-10 Tuesday night at Capaha Field. Grantham earned his first. . . more »

Indiana governor: Change religious freedom law — A3
Past religious freedom laws didn't target gays — A6
Publicity rights bill gets Hutchinson's first veto — A11
Man shot by NSA police had criminal record — A3
Rancher, supporters rally before lawmakers — A3
Iraqi leader: Troops in center of Tikrit — A12
Co-pilot of crashed plane disclosed depression — A12
Iranian nuclear talks push past deadline — A12
More Syrians displaced; donations top $3.8B — A12
College expels three for racist radio broadcast — A7
Much of Monday's gain erased on Wall St. — B5
Obama vetoes bill on swifter union votes — B5

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

Pssst: Don Draper doesn't really write those 'Mad Men' ads

NEW YORK (AP) — Matthew Weiner is no "mad man." He's never worked in advertising. But as the creator of "Mad Men," AMC's drama series about advertising in 1960s-era New York City, he's cooked up more than a few advertisements. Lucky Strike cigarettes, . . .

Banana peel hits comedian Dave Chappelle on New Mexico stage

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man tossed a banana peel at Dave Chappelle during a standup show, hitting in the comedian in the leg, police in this northern New Mexico city say. Christian Englander, 30, of Santa Fe, was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor . . .

April 2015