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Today in History

Today is Monday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 2017. There are 307 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 27, 1942, the Battle of the Java Sea began during World War II; Imperial Japanese naval forces scored a decisive victory over the

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Public Affairs Calendar

Today, Feb. 27
Craighead County Quorum Court, 5:30 p.m., county judge's conference room, County Courthouse Annex.
Paragould City Council, 7 p.m., Paragould City Hall.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital-Lawrence Hall Nursing Center, hospital boardroom,

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JROTC cadets to host Bataan Death March Memorial Hike

Photo | National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

This photo shows American prisoners on the Bataan Death March in 1942.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Westside Air Force JROTC cadets are starting a new tradition — a 14-mile Bataan Death March Memorial Hike to honor those who had to make that march and their

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ASU pair play final home game

ASU Sports Information
Arkansas State guards Devin Carter (3) and Donte Thomas will play the final home game of their careers tonight on Senior Night. Arkansas State faces Georgia State tonight at 7 at the Convocation Center in its final home game of the season.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer JONESBORO � Devin Carter and Donte Thomas share a unique bond as seniors at Arkansas State. In their two years on the ASU basketball team, the pair has experienced one of the program's lowest and, now,. . . more »

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Egypt's Christians bolt from terror in Sinai — A3
Report warns fallout from health law repeal — A5
Suspect's alcohol level 3 times legal limit — A3
New glasses help the legally blind see — A5
Perez pledges to repair, unite Democrats — A5
U.S. Navy secretary nominee withdraws — A6
Wapner was judge on 'The People's Court' — A6
lawmakers target wolf protections again — A7
Versatile actor Paxton dies at 61 — A7
Syrian warplanes pound rebel-held neighborhood — A8
Taliban chief encourages tree planting — A8
Malaysia: Lethal poison caused paralysis in Kim — A8
Sessions policies could fill prisons — A9
Clintons' name on airport irks GOP lawmaker — A10
Man writes second book about Boggy Creek Monster — A10

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

Biopic about Turkey's president screened

ISTANBUL — The producers of a new movie about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have hosted a gala screening in Istanbul to celebrate the film and its subject. The biopic, titled "Reis," portrays Erdogan's childhood growing up in Istanbul's rough . . .

Family says actor Bill Paxton has died

LOS ANGELES — Bill Paxton, a prolific and charismatic actor who had memorable roles in such blockbusters as "Apollo 13" and "Titanic" while also cherishing his work in "One False Move" and other low-budget movies and in the HBO series "Big Love," has . . .

February 2017