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Today in History

Today is Saturday, March 17, the 76th day of 2018. There are 289 days left in the year. This is St. Patrick's Day.
Today's Highlight in History: On March 17, 1968, a peaceful anti-Vietnam War protest in London was followed by a riot outside the U.S.

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Public Affairs Calendar

Westside School Board, 6 p.m., high school library.
Leachville City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall.
Lake City City Council, 6:30 p.m., City Hall.
Walnut Ridge City Council, 6 p.m., Police Complex courtroom.
Greene County Quorum Court, 7 p.m., Greene

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Local musician hoping for a break

Sun file photo
Local musician Cory Jackson performs during one of the summer concerts hosted by the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library on June 7, 2016.

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Cory Jackson's grandfather told him he should learn to play the guitar.
Grandfather Hershel Whitehurst didn't play in public, but enjoyed playing old Johnny Cash tunes at home.

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Coastal Carolina tops ASU in series opener

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State’s Grant Hawkins tries to field a ground ball during Friday’s Sun Belt Conference opener against Coastal Carolina at Tomlinson Stadium. Coastal Carolina won 3-1. Game two is set for 6:30 p.m. tonight.

By Matthew V. Roberson
Sun Staff Writer
JONESBORO — Arkansas State got a pair of strong pitching efforts that gave it a chance against the Sun Belt Conference's defending champion.
It still wasn't enough to overcome the game turned in by Coastal. . . more »

No survivors in American helicopter crash in Iraq — A2
Eight arrested in 2 drug busts — A6
Court amnesty program begins next week — A6
Man pleads guilty to beating woman — A7
Vehicle stolen from apartment complex — A7
Police: Woman had drugs in purse — A7
Sessions fires McCabe — A7
As rumors swirl, White House pushes back — A8
Trump, S. Korea vow to apply pressure on N. Korea — A8
GOP faces failed tax experiment _ A8
Vatican doctored photograph of Benedict — A9
Canadian company helps canoe makers float again — A10
Judge to rule on halting of marijuana licenses — A10
Court rules police chief can't hold office — A10
Senators want CIA to lift veil on nominee — A11
Britain: Putin is responsible — A12
Nearly 100 dead in Syria; people flee the fighting — A12
N. Korean minister visits Sweden for talks — A12
U.S. seeks to pressure Europe on Iran deal — A12
Stocks edge higher from bank gains — B5
Trump's China tariffs bring loud U.S. protests — B5
60 years later, Novak reflects on 'Vertigo' — B7

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

Shahidi hopes to inspire tiny acts of good

NEW YORK — Actress Yara Shahidi wants young people to know that little by little, it's possible to make a difference in the world. The star of Freeform's "Grown-ish" is one of a group of influencers across the globe taking part in a movement called . . .

Dickinson's lawsuit against Cosby can proceed

LOS ANGELES — Model Janice Dickinson's defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby can move forward after the California Supreme Court refused to review an appeal from the comedian Thursday. The case had been on hold pending the court's decision. Dickinson . . .

March 2018