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Today in History

Today is Saturday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2017. There are 344 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 21, 1942, pinball machines were banned in New York City by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia after a court ruled they were gambling

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Public Affairs Calendar

Monday, Jan. 23
Craighead County Quorum Court, 5:30 p.m., county judge's conference room, County Courthouse Annex.
Paragould City Council, 7 p.m., Paragould City Hall.
Jackson County School District, 7 p.m., administration building in

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Trump sworn in as 45th president

Associated Press
Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Melania Trump looks on during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Friday.

By JULIE PACE, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a riven nation facing an unpredictable era

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Red Wolves brace for 3-point barrage

Suzhannah Dolle | Special to The Sun
Arkansas State’s bench reacts to a play during the Red Wolves’ 77-72 victory at Arkansas-Little Rock last Saturday. ASU returns to the Convocation Center tonight to take on Troy.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun staff writer JONESBORO — Arkansas State has been one of the nation's tougher teams at defending the 3-point shot this season. But the Red Wolves may need one of their better defensive efforts when they face an opponent. . . more »

Divided America watches inauguration — A5
Obama leaves presidency voicing optimism — A5
Moscow celebrates Trump's swearing in — A5
El Chapo hauled off to ultra-secure jail — A5
U.S. airstrike said to kill 100-plus al-Qaida — A8
19th Soil, Water Conference set for Wednesday — A6
Man accused of rape — A6
Police: ASU student possessed multiple drugs — A6
Williams releases president's, dean's lists — A7
Panel delays vote on DeVos for education secretary — A8
Orlando officer on back when fatally shot — A8
Paragould bypass bids are opened — A10
Jonesboro class a key for transition — A10
Employee raises coming to two Poinsett cities — A10
ASU professor studies medicinal plants — A10
California flood sweeps cabins, cars down canyon — A11
Shelter for lone migrant youth still possible — A12
Graceland protest leads to federal suit — A12
JHS hammers Wynne 6834 — B1
IS in Syria damages Palmyra Roman theater — B8
Brazil probes crash that killed judge — B8
Mexican activist shot after return — B8
Envoy slams Myanmar on military actions — B8

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

Madonna on Trump: 'We have gone as low as we can go'

NEW YORK — Madonna, an outspoken critic of President-elect Donald Trump, is trying to put a positive spin on his Friday inauguration. "He's actually doing us a great service, because we have gone as low as we can go," she said Thursday night. "We can . . .

Prosecutor: 'Dance Mom' should be imprisoned for fraud

PITTSBURGH — A prosecutor on Friday urged a federal judge to sentence "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller to prison instead of probation for bankruptcy fraud. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory Melucci called witnesses to buttress his contention that the . . .

January 2017