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Arkansas: U.S. state in the United States
Arkansas is a state in the southern region of the United States, home to over 3 million people as of 2018. Its name is of Siouan derivation from the language of the Osage denoting their related kin, the Quapaw Indians. The state's diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the Ozark and the Ouachita Mountains, which make up the U.S. Interior Highlands, to the densely forested land in the south known as the Arkansas Timberlands, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta.


Sarah Sanders to write book on her time at the White House

The former top White House spokesperson hasn't ruled out running for governor in Arkansas
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Today in History for September 4th

Highlights of this day in history: Crisis unfolds in Little Rock, Ark. over racial integration in schools; Ford rolls out its ill-fated Edsel; Attorney William Kunstler dies; Mark Spitz sets Olympic..
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Videos for Arkansas

911 Dispatcher Scolds, Belittles Woman As She Lay Dying In Flooded Car [Video]911 Dispatcher Scolds, Belittles Woman As She Lay Dying In Flooded Car

47-year-old newspaper delivery woman Debra Stevens was caught when rising flood waters began to overtake her SUV. According to CNN, her final, desperate 911 call in Arkansas was a panicked 22-minute..

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Items from the estate of B.B. King hit the auction block [Video]Items from the estate of B.B. King hit the auction block

A protype of the blues singer's famous guitar, Lucille is among the lots.

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Baby raccoon rolls towards recovery [Video]Baby raccoon rolls towards recovery

Mandatory courtesy: HandicappedPets.com Wildlife rehab specialist Susan Curtis specializes in the rehabilitation of both bats and raccoons in the US state of Arkansas. Susan first met Vittles when she..

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Teacher Finds 2.12-Carat Diamond While On Vacation [Video]Teacher Finds 2.12-Carat Diamond While On Vacation

Josh Lanik was on vacation with his family when he found a brandy-colored gem at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas. The 36-year-old teacher from Hebron, Nebraska put the treasure in a bag with..

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‘This Will Teach You Next Time,’ 911 Dispatcher Told Arkansas Woman Who Later Drowned

Debbie Stevens was delivering morning newspapers in her S.U.V. when she was swept away by floodwaters in Fort Smith, Ark.
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Arkansas woman drowns after calling “unsympathetic” 911 dispatcher

There is outrage in Arkansas after the death of a 47-year-old woman who drowned while delivering newspapers. The woman called 911 after accidentally driving into high water. But the dispatcher who took..
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911 dispatcher mocks drowning woman in her final moments

Newly released 911 audio reveals the final moments of an Arkansas newspaper delivery woman as she drowned in her car.
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Football players shave their heads to honor coach diagnosed with cancer

Football players at Lyon College in Arkansas have shaved their heads for their coach, who is fighting cancer. Offensive Coordinator Kris Sweet was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in early July..
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8-year-old collects night-lights for kids in foster care

A little girl in Arkansas is on a mission to brighten the lives of other kids across the state. Eight-year-old Amelia Lisowe, has given out more than 500 night-lights for children in foster care. She..
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Newark lead plan, casino dorm, Arpaio’s return: News from around our 50 states

Paddleboarder lands in Hawaii after landmark trans-Pacific journey, memorial tree to 1919 massacre cut down in Arkansas, and more
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Red Summer 1919: Tree memorializing black Americans killed in Elaine, Arkansas, cut down

A tree memorializing the African American lives lost in a 1919 massacre in Elaine, Arkansas, was chopped down this week in a possible hate crime.
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Former VA doctor charged in 3 deaths

The indictment of a former doctor at a veterans hospital in Arkansas is sending shockwaves through the nation's largest healthcare system. Dr. Robert Levy is accused of involuntary manslaughter in the..
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Beto O'Rourke visits gun show in Arkansas, NRA responds

NRA mocked the Texas Democrat's standing the polls, and O'Rourke responded with poll numbers about "70% of Americans support an assault weapons ban"
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Arkansas Woman Charged Over Holding Four Black Teenagers at Gunpoint

The boys were raising money for their football team. The woman, identified as Jerri Kelly, 46, is facing charges of aggravated assault and false imprisonment.
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White Arkansas woman pulls gun on 4 black teens raising money for football team

The wife of an Arkansas jail administrator Jerri Kelly pulled a gun on four black teen who raising money for their high school football team.  
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Heat Wave Sweeps Through Southern United States

Millions of people across Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee faced excessive heat warnings and high humidity.
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More than 7,000 Americans have gender X IDs, a victory for transgender rights. Is it a safety risk, too?

Ten states offer gender-neutral IDs with an X marker: Arkansas, Oregon, Minnesota, Maine, Utah, Colorado, California, Indiana, Nevada and Vermont.
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Judge again blocks Arkansas from enforcing new abortion limit: media

A federal judge late on Tuesday again blocked Arkansas from enforcing a new ban on abortions after 18 weeks of pregnancy, a law that had been expected to go into effect on Wednesday after a previous..
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Two escaped inmates, including leader of white supremacist gang, recaptured in Arkansas

The leader of a white supremacist gang and a fellow inmate who escaped from an Arkansas jail have both been recaptured, according to authorities.
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Back-to-school sales tax holidays: Florida, Virginia among states giving families a break

Nine states have tax holidays the first weekend in August: Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Virginia.
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Leader of white nationalist gang escapes Arkansas jail

A white nationalist gang leader facing federal charges escaped from an Arkansas jail along with another inmate on Thursday, officials said.
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White Supremacist Leader Escapes From Arkansas Jail

A manhunt is underway for Wesley Gullett, who is listed in court documents as the president of the New Aryan Empire. He is considered armed and dangerous.
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Largest diamond spotted in Arkansas state park this year was discovered by a teacher

A teacher from Nebraska unearthed the largest diamond found at an Arkansas state park so far this year.
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This teacher found a 2.12-carat diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas

Crater of Diamonds State Park lets you keep any diamond you find, and one man found a big one! Buzz60’s Keri Lumm reports.  
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Diamond in the rough: Teacher finds largest diamond seen in Arkansas state park this year

A teacher from Nebraska unearthed the largest diamond found at an Arkansas state park so far this year.  
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An Arkansas woman joked about buying out a Payless store. 'The rest is history,' she says

Carrie Jernigan, a mother of three, bought out the remaining 1,500 shoes at a Payless store and will donate them to children in need.
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1998 Arkansas school shooter, who killed five when he was 11, dies in head-on car crash

Andrew Golden, with another student, fatally shot four students and a teacher at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas in 1998.
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Man who committed school shooting at age 11 dies in car crash

At the time, the attack in Jonesboro, Arkansas was the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history
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Officer hurt in shootout at popular Arkansas tourist area; witnesses hid behind brick wall

A man who was seen "pumping a gun" in a busy tourist area in Arkansas was critically wounded in a shootout with police, authorities said.
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Mom buys out Payless to give shoes to kids in need

One Arkansas mom was on a shopping trip with her kids and was inspired by her daughter to buy 1,500 pairs of shoes. They weren't for her own kids, they were for others in need.
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Woman buys 1,500 shoes at closing Payless store to donate

What started as a simple trip to the store with her children has turned into something much bigger for an Arkansas mom and her family. Janet Shamlian reports.
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Trudy, the oldest gorilla in captivity, dies at 63 in Arkansas

According to her keepers, Trudy was the "boss lady"
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This Arkansas town has a 'vicious' rooster problem

“He attacks them and scratches,” said Mayor Jan Larson. “We can’t let people get hurt because of an errant rooster.”
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Federal court blocks Arkansas from enforcing recently passed 18-week abortion ban

A federal judge temporarily blocked Arkansas from enforcing a recently passed ban on abortion for women who are more than 18 weeks pregnant, just minutes before the new law was to take effect on..
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Arkansas judge blocks anti-abortion laws, saves state's only surgical abortion clinic

A federal judge blocked three new abortion restrictions from taking effect Wednesday in Arkansas.  
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Federal judge blocks three tough Arkansas anti-abortion laws

Issues two-week temporary restraining order against the measures, which would make Arkansas the seventh state with only one abortion clinic
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Judge hears Arkansas anti-abortion challenges; state could be left with only one clinic

Arkansas could become the seventh state in the country to have only one remaining abortion clinic. A federal judge heard challenges to three of the state's recently-passed anti-abortion bills on..
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GOP governors urge Sarah Sanders to run in Arkansas

Sanders received a "lot of support and encouragement" to run for the position from at least four current Republican governors at a dinner
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Arkansas could go down to one abortion clinic

If the laws aren't blocked, women in Arkansas won't be able to access abortions after 10 weeks into pregnancy beginning this week
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Former New York Giants offensive lineman Mitch Petrus dies of heat stroke

Offensive lineman Mitch Petrus, a walk-on at Arkansas who had a three-year NFL career with the Giants, Patriots and Titans, died of heat stroke.
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Humane Society issues SOS as flooding swamps Arkansas shelter; puppy dies, 72 dogs rescued

Once-mighty Hurricane Barry eased to a post-tropical cyclone but remained a weather nightmare, pounding parts of Arkansas with six inches of rain.
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7/15: CBSN AM

Flooding, tornado warnings issued for much of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas. How to prevent overheating car batteries. Cleaning batteries, getting rid of corrosion and checking acid may help.
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Amazon Prime Day, Jennifer Lopez and Barry marches toward Arkansas: 5 things you need to know Monday

Jennifer Lopez reschedules at Madison Square Garden, Amazon Prime Day begins and Barry moves toward Arkansas. Here's what to know Monday.
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Tropical Storm Barry: What to know about Barry's path, hurricane status, timeline and more

Some 14 trillion gallons of rainwater are forecast to fall on Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas during Barry. Three million people may be impacted.
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Love of country? Or a political stunt? Trump holiday speech divides Americans

Jan Shairrick and two friends drove more than a thousand miles from southern Arkansas to join President Donald Trump's "Salute to America" Independence Day celebrations in Washington.
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Sung Hyun Park birdies 18th for LPGA Tour win in Arkansas

Sung Hyun Park two-putted for birdie on the par-5 18th to win the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship for her second LPGA Tour victory of the season and seventh overall
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