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Today in History

Today is Saturday, April 18, the 108th day of 2015. There are 257 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On April 18, 1945, during World War II, famed American war correspondent Ernie Pyle, 44, was killed by Japanese gunfire on the

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Rutledge: Fighting against overreaching federal government


Cord Rapert | Sun Staff
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge talks to area residents on Friday after speaking to the Northeast Arkansas Political Animals Club in Jonesboro.

By Cord Rapert, Sun Staff Writer, cord@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said fighting the Environmental Protection Agency from interfering with state sovereignty has been an important part in her first 100 days in

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Big plays highlight ASU spring game


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Running back DeKeathan Williams (26) finds a lane between defensive lineman Waylon Roberson (94) and defensive lineman Chase Robison (85) during Arkansas State’s spring game Friday night at Centennial Bank Stadium.

By Kevin Turbeville, Sun staff writer JONESBORO — Big plays were a big part of Arkansas State's spring game Friday night at Centennial Bank Stadium. Three of the offense's eight touchdowns came on plays of 60 yards or more and three more covered 22. . . more »


Obama getting tough on critics — A5
Fish from tsunami debris quarantined — A5
Police: Man kills 4, self over business fight — A5
Video aids in capture of purse theft suspect — A6
Battery conviction gets man 18 months — A6
Church to host National Day of Prayer event — A8
Lagging conversion rate fuels Mormon missionary increase — A8
Cardinal George, key voice for orthodoxy, dies — A9
A-State to celebrate Earth Day theme 'Think Global, Act Local' — A11
Buffalo herd roams city neighborhoods — A12
Team proposes I-30 expansion — A12
12 hurt in crash involving buses — A13
300 U.S. troops train in Ukraine — B9
Hezbollah: Saudis caused extremism — B9

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

Oliver among Peabody Award winners

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Jane the Virgin" and John Oliver's satirical news show are among the winners in the first round of this year's Peabody Awards. The Peabody panel deemed the CW sitcom "Jane the Virgin" a "smart, self-aware telenovela" and its star . . .

Oz to critics: No conflict of interest on my TV show

NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Mehmet Oz is defending himself against 10 doctors who've accused him of promoting "quack treatments" on his TV show. Oz said in a statement Friday that his show provides "multiple points of view" including his own. He added that his . . .


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