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Today in History

Today is Sunday, May 24, the 144th day of 2015. There are 221 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 24, 1935, the first major league baseball game to be played at night took place at Cincinnati's Crosley Field as the Reds

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Children brave cool weather to swim

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Jamillia Perrigin shows her 1-year-old daughter, Jaymasyn Perrigin, and 2-year-old son, Brantley Perrigan, how to kick their feet in the water Saturday at the Jonesboro Pool Center.

By Christi Crawford, Sun Staff Writer, ccrawford@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Saturday was the day kids have waited for all year — the unofficial start to summer with the opening of the Jonesboro Pool Center.
With temperatures dipping into the 40s in

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Jaguars sends A-State home with 7-3 loss

Sun Belt Conference
Arkansas State pitcher Adam Grantham delivers a pitch during Saturday's Sun Belt Conference Tournament game against South Alabama in Troy, Ala. A-State's season ended with a 7-3 loss to South Alabama.

Special To The Sun TROY, Ala. — If it's any consolation to Arkansas State's baseball team, the club that gave the Red Wolves both of their losses in the Sun Belt Conference Championships is the team that played the best in the regular season and is p. . . more »

Officers shoot, kill murder suspect A2
Treasurer settles lawsuit A2
Honda Foundation presents grant for camp A7
Whistleblower gets $3.5 million A7
NEA prepares for Memorial Day A8
Jaguars send A-State home with 7-3 loss B1
Dual perimeter fence helps keep deer out B7
Syrian official: Islamic State invades Palmyra's museum B10

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

'Dany the Red' gets French nationality back

PARIS (AP) — German Green party politician Daniel Cohn-Bendit has been granted French citizenship nearly a half century after being expelled from France during the May 1968 student uprising. Once known as the youthful firebrand "Dany the Red," . . .

B.B. King Homecoming festival honors memory of blues legend

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of music fans are expected to let the good times roll Sunday at the 35th annual B.B. King Homecoming Festival, a free gathering that the legendary bluesman started in his hometown of Indianola, Mississippi. Performers this . . .

May 2015