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Today in History

Today is Sunday, July 5, the 186th day of 2015. There are 179 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 5, 1865, the Secret Service Division of the U.S. Treasury Department was founded in Washington D.C. with the mission of

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Jones put patriotic history on display

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Ray Jones holds onto his 48-star flag, one of seven lining the front of his yard, between a Bennington flag and old 50-star flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol.

By Christi Crawford, Sun Staff Writer
JONESBORO — Nestled among the trees on Oakdale Street, Ray Jones proudly displays seven flags around Independence Day each year.
The self-proclaimed history buff has an assortment of

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Rookie Pham delivers big for Cardinals

Chris Lee |St. Louis Post-Dispatch
St. Louis Cardinals baserunner Tommy Pham slides safely under the tag by San Diego Padres shortstop Alexi Amarista as he steals second base during the eighth inning Saturday in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 2-1.

STEVE OVERBEY, Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Rookie outfielder Tommy Pham will never forget his first major league hit. Or his first stolen base and run scored. Pham scampered home with the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly by Jhonny Peralta in the. . . more »

Shopping local impact to be discussed A6
Arrest ends wild ride A7
Endangerment charges filed A7
America celebrates with parades, fireworks A8
GOP agrees to cut open record limits A8
Forgiveness for killer raises discussion A8
Cardinals edge Padres to stop 4-game slide B1
Jankovic tops 2-time champ B1
Most predictions optimistic for A-State football team B1
Taking a kid fishing always worth time, effort B7
IS video shows execution of troops in Syria B9
Greeks mull referendum's consequences B9
Few attorneys settling fees after license loss B10

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

Dr. Dre announces new radio showe

NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Dre will be busting through your speakers with a new radio show on Apple Music. On Friday, the 50-year-old rap mogul announced a new radio show called "The Pharmacy," which premiered Saturday at 5 p.m. CST. The hourlong show . . .

Panama too drops out of Trump's Miss Universe pageant

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama is joining several other Latin American nations in dropping out of the Miss Universe pageant in protest over Donald Trump's comments about immigrants. The Miss Panama Organization and the Telemetro television channel say that . . .

July 2015