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Arkansas: State in the United States
Arkansas is a state in the south central region of the United States, home to more than three million people as of 2018. Its name is from the Osage language, of Siouan derivation; it denoted their related kin, the Quapaw people. 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.


Man Arrested For Carrying On Feud Beyond The Grave [Video]

Man Arrested For Carrying On Feud Beyond The Grave

Fred Allen McKinney died in 2015 and was buried in Bentonville, Arkansas. But last summer, his family started making some strange finds at his gravesite: various animal carcasses. The family initially..

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After 24 Years, Murder Suspect Foils Cops--For Eternity [Video]

After 24 Years, Murder Suspect Foils Cops--For Eternity

A 24-year-old cold case heated up in Arkansas last week. But Newser reports the case ended explosively. Newser reports Alaska State Police were confident they'd found their man when they arrived at the..

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Kanye West officially names running mate [Video]

Kanye West officially names running mate

U.S. presidential hopeful Kanye West has made his running mate pick official by naming pastor Michelle Tidball on election paperwork in Arkansas.

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Besides Lacking Beds, Eleven US States Face Critical Shortage Of ICU Medical Professionals [Video]

Besides Lacking Beds, Eleven US States Face Critical Shortage Of ICU Medical Professionals

As COVID-19 infections surge, health care professionals across the US are struggling to keep up with the demand for personal protective equipment. But according to UPI, a new report reveals that in 11..

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A Record Number of Black Women Are Running for US Congress [Video]

A Record Number of Black Women Are Running for US Congress

According to NBC News, Arkansas state Senator Joyce Elliott is one of at least 122 Black or multi-racial Black women to file to run for US Congress this year.

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GOP Senator Tom Cotton Refers to Slavery as a 'Necessary Evil' [Video]

GOP Senator Tom Cotton Refers to Slavery as a 'Necessary Evil'

The outspoken Arkansas Senator made the comment during an interview with the 'Arkansas Democrat-Gazette'.

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Republican Senator Tom Cotton Of Arkansas Calls Slavery A 'Necessary Evil' [Video]

Republican Senator Tom Cotton Of Arkansas Calls Slavery A 'Necessary Evil'

Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas has described slavery as a "necessary evil". The 1619 Project is an initiative from The New York Times, according to reports CNN. It reframes American history of..

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Laura's remnants leave Arkansas church in ruins

A rural church was smashed by a tornado as the remnants of Hurricane Laura passed through Arkansas. There was heavy damage but no injuries at the Refuge Baptist Church in Lake City. (Aug. 28)  
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2/6: Pa. governor says winter storm "worse than hurricane Sandy"; TSA bans all carry-on liquids on flights to Russia

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Edamame: Asian bean becoming American cash crop

Arkansas, already the 10th largest producer of soybeans in the country, is now growing edamame - the Asian bean that is exploding in popularity as a healthy snack. Manuel Bojorquez reports on how these..
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ShowBiz Minute: West, Cowell, MTV VMAs

Kanye West qualifies as presidential candidate in Arkansas; "America's Got Talent" tops ratings, loses Cowell for now; The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch, Maluma, CNCO to perform at MTV VMAs. (Aug. 12)  
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New Arkansas abortion restrictions to be implemented this month

One regulation requires doctors to notify local law enforcement when patients under 17 years old seek an abortion.
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ShowBiz Minute: West, Braxton, Johnson

Kanye West submits petitions to appear on Arkansas ballot; WEtv to honor Tamar Braxton's request to end future work; Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson acquires XFL. (Aug. 4)  
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Kanye Files for Arkansas Presidential Ballot with Michelle Tidball Listed as VP

Kanye West's uphill battle to become President is getting steeper every day, but he IS ahead of Joe Biden in one way ... he's officially listed Michelle Tidball as his running mate. Kanye 2020 is..
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A man held a Black Lives Matter sign in Harrison, Arkansas. He posted the racist responses to YouTube.

For several days, Rob Bliss gathered footage of reactions to him holding a Black Lives Matter sign in Harrison, Arkansas.
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Overturned truck in southern Missouri destroys thousands of bottles of whiskey

A semi hauling 12,000 bottles of Templeton Rye whiskey overturned in southern Missouri, near the Arkansas border. No one was hurt in the crash.
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Arkansas governor defends state mask mandate

The governor of Arkansas has issued an order requiring people in his state to wear masks in public as Arkansas deals with a surge in coronavirus cases. Republican Asa Hutchinson says he knows he will..
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US carries out 1st federal execution in 17 years

The federal government has carried out its first execution in almost two decades, killing by lethal injection a man convicted of murdering an Arkansas family in a 1990s plot to build a whites-only..
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'A mask is not a symbol': These restaurants had seen too many disrespectful customers. They closed rather than serve them.

Restaurants in California, Arkansas and Michigan have temporarily closed because some customers refuse to wear face masks and have harassed employees.
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China suspends poultry imports from Tyson Foods after coronavirus cases at Arkansas plant

China said Sunday that it has suspended poultry imports from a Tyson Foods facility where hundreds have tested positive for the coronavirus.
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Alabama, Arkansas State athletes are the latest to test positive for COVID-19

Alabama and Arkansas State are latest to reveal positive coronavirus tests among athletes, joining several other known schools with positive tests.
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Two Bob Baffert horses test positive for banned substances during Oaklawn Park meet

Two of Bob Baffert's horses tested positive for a banned substance during meet at Arkansas' Oaklawn Park, according to the Louisville Courier Journal.
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Officials Move to Block Concert Billed as First Since Virus Hit

Arkansas officials said the state’s health department would issue an order prohibiting the concert by Travis McCready to go forward.
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Concert to Test Whether America Is Ready to Rock Again

Travis McCready is set to perform in Arkansas on Friday in what appears to be the first major U.S. music show since the pandemic began, but state officials have yet to endorse it.
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Clark Duke made 'Arkansas' partly because grandpa was in Dixie Mafia

Actor Clark Duke makes his directorial in "Arkansas," a tale he says he wanted to tell partially because his grandfather was involved in what's known as the Dixie Mafia. (May 8)  
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'Sounds like we're under attack': Baseball-sized hail pummels Fayetteville, Arkansas

A storm hit Fayetteville, Arkansas, on May 4, reportedly delivering baseball-sized hail to the region.
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A major outbreak of severe weather is forecast across the southern Plains later Tuesday. Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas may see hail and tornadoes.
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South could be hit with 'large hail, heavy rain' and tornadoes

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More severe storms are forecast for the South on Friday

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U.S. appeals court lets Arkansas curb abortion surgeries during pandemic

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday allowed Arkansas to enforce a ban on most surgical abortions a part of a state directive aimed at postponing medical procedures not deemed urgent during the..
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A photo of a doctor greeting his son through a glass door went viral last week. Over the weekend, a tornado destroyed their Arkansas home.
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The tornado injured at least six people as it rolled through Jonesboro, Arkansas on March 28.  
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A tornado ripped through Jonesboro, Arkansas, damaging several buildings including a mall and airport.  
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Tornado Strikes Jonesboro, Ark., Causing Injuries, Official Says

It was not clear how many people were injured or how seriously. A mall, local businesses and an airport were among the sites damaged.
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Tornado wrecks buildings, tosses cars in Jonesboro, Arkansas

A large tornado struck the city of Jonesboro in Arkansas on Saturday, wrecking buildings and flipping cars, according to local media and images posted online.
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More severe storms are in the forecast for Friday as a cold front roars east

More stormy weather was in the forecast Friday across portions of the eastern U.S., a day after severe storms lashed Arkansas and Texas.  
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A nervous wait at Louisiana abortion clinic at center of U.S. Supreme Court fight

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'True Grit' author Charles Portis dies at 86

Charles Portis, the reclusive Arkansas writer known for the classic Western novel "True Grit" and the wry humor that filled his works, died on Monday at the age of 86 after battling a long illness, the..
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Appeals Court Rejects Trump Medicaid Work Requirements in Arkansas

The ruling, written by a Reagan appointee, said the administration failed to show how such rules would help Medicaid to meet its mission of covering the poor.
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Two police officers were wounded and a gunman was killed Monday morning in an exchange of gunfire at a Walmart store in Forrest City in eastern Arkansas. (Feb. 10)  
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