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Today in History

Today is Thursday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2015. There are 182 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress passed a resolution saying that "these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be,

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Fireworks sales heat up as Fourth nears

Will Bowden | The Sun
Diane Bullard of Fireworks World inspects a popular firework at the store.

BY WILL BOWDEN, Sun Staff Writer, wbowden@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The fuse has been lit on fireworks sales in Northeast Arkansas.
As the Fourth of July approaches it's money-making time for people like Jameson McFadden of Uncle Sam's Fireworks in

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Schrader to race at Crowley's Ridge Raceway tonight

AP photo
Former NASCAR driver Ken Shrader will take part in the fourth annual "Rumble on the Ridge" at Crowley's Ridge Raceway this evening in Paragould.

By Ben Cowens, Sun staff writer PARAGOULD — Since he began racing professionally in 1971, Ken Schrader has kept a record of every single race he's ever entered. Tonight he'll be add another track to that voluminous log. Schrader, best known for his. . . more »

Obama: 'Feeling pretty good' about health care A5
Judge: Ala. must allow same-sex marriages A2
U.S., Cuba prepare to open embassies A2
Militants attack Egyptian troops in Sinai A5
California law decried after 'lynching' arrest A5
Soldiers receive Purple Hearts for 2009 attack A9
Stocks gain as Greece appears willing to deal B3
SUVs, muscle cars boost U.S. auto industry B3
Feds probe possible collusion in air fare B3
Macy's, pageant cast cut ties with Trump B3
30th 'Back to the Future" anniversary celebrated B6

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

TV Land pulls 'Dukes of Hazzard' reruns from its schedule

NEW YORK (AP) — TV Land has dumped "The Dukes of Hazzard." The network is confirming that reruns of the 1980s action comedy, with its Confederate flag imagery, have been pulled from the schedule. This marks the latest effort to banish the racially . . .

30th anniversary of 'Future' celebrated at Hollywood Bowl

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands went back in time as one of the largest movie audiences ever in one place gathered to watch "Back to the Future" at the Hollywood Bowl in a celebration of the film's 30th anniversary. The Bowl was just shy of its . . .

July 2015