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Today in History

Today is Sunday, April 19, the 109th day of 2015. There are 256 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On April 19, 1865, a funeral was held at the White House for President Abraham Lincoln, assassinated five days earlier; his

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Public Affairs Calendar

Events listed in this column are generally open to the public, although admission fees may be charged. To request changes or additions or notify The Sun of special meetings for this listing, call 935-5525 or 1-800-237-5341, fax to 935-5823 or

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Miracle League opens play

Christi Crawford | The Sun
Brant Ballard, 10, gets last-minute instructions on Saturday from coach Jason Craig as the Jonesboro Miracle League's Cardinals take the field for the first time against the Mets.

By Christi Crawford, Sun Staff Writer, ccrawford@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Not since game seven of the 2006 National League Championship Series has there been such hype for a game between the Cardinals and the Mets.
But as the Miracle League's

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SSC boys' game features impressive depth, talent

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Bay's Colton Watson, left, tries to drive past Brookland's Dillon Groves during a game at Bay on Dec. 15. Both Watson and Groves will play on the Blue Team in today's 10th annual boys' Sun Senior Classic Game at Don Riggs Hurricane Gym.

Sun Staff Writer JONESBORO — The rosters are set and the pool of talent is deep. Twenty of the area's top boys' basketball players are ready to go. The 10th annual Sun Senior Classic will take place today at Don Riggs Hurricane Gym and the boys' con. . . more »

OKC bombing victims try to move on with lives A3
Yemen militia hits rebel base A3
Police: Altercation leads to no arrests A6
Local doctor victim of tax fraud A6
Baseball begins at new Miracle League complex A8
Commission mulls how to administer new law A10
Mori Luggage store packing up, closing A10
Things a hunter never expects to hear or say B7
An earlier turkey season would help to improve it B7
Top athletes look to change roles for NFL B8
Bipartisanship breaks out on Capitol Hill B9
Last Raiders give medal to Ohio museum B9
Reagan shooter finds indifference in future home B9
IS blamed for Afghan suicide bombing killing 35 B10
Iran leader blasts Saudi Arabia B10

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

Rose hired as Fox as special guest studio analyst

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Rose is getting back in baseball while he awaits a ruling on his reinstatement request — as a television analyst. The career hits leader, who agreed to a lifetime ban from the sport 26 years ago, has been hired by Fox as a guest . . .

Who would Shelton want in his 'Voice' seat?

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Musical chairs is a common game on "The Voice." Pharrell is sitting in a seat originally owned by CeeLo Green and once occupied by Usher, while Shakira and Gwen Stefani have filled in when Christina Aguilera took a hiatus from the . . .

April 2015