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Today in History

Today is Thursday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2017. There are 17 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 14, 2012, a gunman with a semi-automatic rifle killed 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in

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Public Affairs Calendar

Randolph County Quorum Court, 7 p.m., Randolph County Courthouse.
Caraway City Council, 6 p.m., City Hall.
Blytheville City Parks & Recreation Committee, 4:30 p.m., municipal courtroom.
Jackson County Quorum Court, 6 p.m., Jackson County Courthouse.

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Turning Point USA files suit against Arkansas State


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Students argue with a religious speaker at one of the Free Expression Areas on Nov. 17, 2015, at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A federal lawsuit alleges Arkansas State University limits free speech to 1 percent of its campus.
Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed the lawsuit Wednesday in the

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Sack record within Rolland-Jones' reach


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State senior defensive end Ja'Von Rolland-Jones celebrates after sacking Troy's Brandon Silvers during a Dec. 2 game in Jonesboro. Rolland-Jones has 43.5 career quarterback sacks, just shy of the FBS career record of 44 going into Saturday's Camellia Bowl game against Middle Tennessee.

By Kevin Turbeville
Sun Staff Writer
JONESBORO — One game remaining. One quarterback sack to go.
Ja'Von Rolland-Jones will have an opportunity to break the Football Bowl Subdivision career record for quarterback sacks in the final 60 minutes of his. . . more »


Republicans criticize Mueller, but want him to stay — A3
Abbas says U.N. should replace U.S. as mediator — A3
Tillerson's offer of talks hinges on support — A3
Gun stolen from unlocked car — A7
Deputies investigate missing handgun — A7
Omarosa leaving White House — A7
GOP's not that sad; party grapples with fallout — A8
Republicans say tax cuts coming for next year — A8
Memphis challenges decision to keep Confederate statue — A8
Lawmaker facing assault allegations kills self — A8
With unity in peril, EU tackles refugee quotas — A9
New U.S. Embassy in U.K. doesn't have perimeter fence — A9
Israel intercepts 2 rockets from Gaza — A9
Another blaze strikes Beijing, killing 5 — A9
Master Gardener applications available — A10
Library plans kids' winter break activities — A10
Bombing shows N.Y. subway system's vulnerability — A11
U.S. stock indexes close higher — B5
Trump condo prices falling, report finds — B5
Interest increase is 3rd this year — B5
Rock Hall 2018: Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues — B7

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

Ruffalo 'disgusted' with Trump's monuments decision

ATLANTA — "Avengers" star Mark Ruffalo said he is disgusted with President Donald Trump's plan to shrink two sprawling Utah national monuments by nearly two-thirds. Ruffalo told The Associated Press in a recent interview that Trump's decision was a . . .

Kimmel holds son, pleads for health care

LOS ANGELES — Jimmy Kimmel held his baby son as he returned to his late-night show after a week off for the boy's heart surgery. Kimmel was crying from the first moment of his monologue Monday night as he pleaded with Congress to restore and improve . . .


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