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Today in History

Today is Monday, May 30, the 151st day of 2016. There are 215 days left in the year. This is the Memorial Day observance.
Today's Highlights in History:
On May 30, 1966, NASA launched Surveyor 1, a probe that made a soft landing on the moon three days

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Public Affairs Calendar

Thursday, June 2
Blytheville City Street and Drainage Committee, 4 p.m., municipal courtroom.
Blytheville City Finance & Purchasing Committee, 4:30 p.m., municipal courtroom.
Monday, June 6
Valley View School Board, 6 p.m.,

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Overcoming the odds

Sarah Morris | The Sun
Brianna Allen, an Arkansas State University music performance major on bassoon, was classified as homeless during her senior year at Jonesboro High School. She said the experience has taught her she can push through any hardships and succeed.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Homeless. It was a designation that ultimately helped resolve then-12th-grader Brianna Allen's fears over finding a home, eating lunch and, ultimately, attending college.
"I wasn't

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Wacha's losing streak continues for Cards

Alex Brandon | AP photo
The Washington Nationals' Jayson Werth celebrates his grand slam with Bryce Harper (34) during the seventh inning of their game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Nationals Park, Sunday in Washington. The Nationals won 10-2. Also pictures is the Nationals' Ben Revere (9).

By BENJAMIN STANDIG, Associated Press WASHINGTON — In fairness to Michael Wacha, nobody is beating Stephen Strasburg these days. Then again, Wacha is racking up losses no matter the opponent for the St. Louis Cardinals. Wacha pitched six innings of. . . more »

700-plus feared dead in recent sea crossings — A3
Trump rallies vets at biker gathering — A3
Libertarians tap Johnson as presidential candidate — A3
Saudi Arabia slams Iran's role in Iraq affairs — A5
Trump's chances may hinge on margins — A5
Authorities seek tips in missing teen case — A5
Leaders mark 100 years since Battle of Verdun — A8
Syrian rebels retake villages — A8
Gunman among at least 2 dead — A9
Conductor killed, run over by train — A9
Border redraw moves 19 homes in the Carolinas — A9
Korean War Medal of Honor recipient honored — A10
ASP: 2 die in separate crashes — A10
6 dead, 2 missing after floods in Texas, Kansas — A11

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

Depp's daughter defends him after abuse allegations

NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Depp's 17-year-old daughter has defended him after his wife raised allegations of domestic abuse. In an Instagram post Sunday, Lily-Rose Depp calls her father "the sweetest most loving person I know." She didn't specifically . . .

Gaga lays down her latest track at Indy speedway

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Already a regular singing partner with Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga found another golden oldie chart topper to pair with: Mario Andretti. Gaga was at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 100th running of the Indy 500 on Sunday, though she . . .

May 2016