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Today in History

Today is Wednesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2015. There are 155 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 29, 1890, artist Vincent van Gogh, 37, died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound in Auvers-sur-Oise, France.

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Public Affairs Calendar

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31 dogs rescued in hoarding case

Sarah Morris | The Sun
Northeast Arkansas Humane Society employee Lisa Trevathan holds a dog tight as she moves the animal from an outdoor pen to a kennel. Volunteers with the humane society as well as the Randolph County Humane Society removed 31 neglected dogs from a Pocahontas home Tuesday morning after their owner died July 19. lected dogs, including this female brown and white dog, from a Pocahontas home Tuesday morning. The dogs were discovered when law enforcement went to the home of a deceased man on July 19.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
POCAHONTAS — In sweltering heat thick with mosquitoes, volunteers slowly retrieved trembling dogs from two outdoor pens, hugging the mostly chihuahua-mixed dogs as each one was placed in a

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ASU pushing for 10K season ticket sales

Sun file photo
Arkansas State football players take the field before last season's home game against Louisiana-Monroe. ASU's season ticket sales have increased for six consecutive seasons. The university is aiming to sell 10,000 season tickets this year.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer JONESBORO — Arkansas State is hoping to crack a threshold this season that didn't seem possible just a decade ago. The ASU athletic department is aiming to sell 10,000 football season ticket packages this. . . more »

Kerry implores Congress to back Iran deal A8
Health care spending to increase A8
Child receives double-hand transplant A9
U.S. hunter thought lion kill was legal A9
Worker pleads guilty in prison escapes A3
Video shows Bland before death in jail A3
Fighting between Turkey, Kurds escalates A3
Strong earnings halt stock skid B4
Consumer confidence falls in July B4

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

Accuser questions Cosby's ability to 'read' sexual cues

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawyer for Bill Cosby's first accuser on Tuesday questioned his self-described ability to "read" people's sexual cues given that her client is gay. Andrea Constand, employed by the Temple University women's basketball team when she . . .

Reports: Ukraine bans Depardieu for 5 years

MOSCOW (AP) — Local news reports say Ukraine has banned actor Gerard Depardieu from entering the country for five years. Depardieu in 2013 took Russian citizenship in a bid to escape high taxes in his native France. He has recently attracted the anger . . .

July 2015