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Today in History

Today is Sunday, March 29, the 88th day of 2015. There are 277 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On March 29, 1912, British explorer Robert Falcon Scott, his doomed expedition stranded in an Antarctic blizzard after failing to

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Pocahontas boy battles leukemia


Christi Crawford | The Sun
Hunter Hogland, 15, holds his younger brothers, Braxton (left), 5, and Ryker, 6, on Wednesday at the family's home in Pocahontas. Braxton Hogland has been battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia since last April.

By Christi Crawford, Sun Staff Writer, ccrawford@jonesborosun.com
POCAHONTAS — For a 5-year-old who loves superheroes, Braxton Hogland is fighting an epic battle against his own villain — cancer.
His mother, Kerry Hogland, said the battle began in the

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Sun Senior Classic rosters set


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Jonesboro's Marquise Pointer, center, goes for a steal in a game against North Little Rock on Jan. 16 at Don Riggs Hurricane Gym. Pointer is one of 40 players who have committed to play in this year's Sun Senior Classic basketball games which take place on April 19, at Don Riggs Hurricane Gym.

Sun Staff Writer JONESBORO — The rosters are set for the 10th annual Sun Senior Classic. Forty of the top senior basketball players in the area have committed to represent their schools in the annual event, which will be held Sunday, April 19 at D. . . more »


Light rail train hits car, partially derails A7
Federal record-keepers fight to preserve history A8
Victim's dad: Focus on pilot welfare A8
GOP's budget sets up battles between Congress, Obama A8
Hundreds rally against Indiana law, claim bias A10
Search continues, but hope dims A10
Decorated officer in coma after being shot A10
Religion bills advancing ahead of marriage case A12
Suit against ousted circuit judge tossed A12
Gordon, Earnhardt winners, fans at Martinsville B6
Logano uses restart to win truck race B6
Centennial Bank promotes Clevenger, Baker B9
Company's highest honor goes to local JCPenny store B9

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

Henson apologizes for racial profiling allegation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Taraji P. Henson has apologized to police in the Southern California city of Glendale for accusing an officer of racially profiling her son. Henson posted a statement on Instagram Friday afternoon, hours after the Glendale . . .

Chicago's retired Cardinal George readmitted to hospital

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's retired Cardinal Francis George has been readmitted to the hospital several months after he stopped treatment for kidney cancer. The Archdiocese of Chicago said Saturday that George was admitted to Loyola University Medical . . .


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