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Today in History

Today is Thursday, Nov. 20, the 324th day of 2014. There are 41 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Nov. 20, 1789, New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
On this date:
In 1620, Peregrine

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Fire crews battle house fire for hours

Dustin Azlin | The Sun
While surrounded by smoke and burnt debris, Jonesboro firefighter Brandon Clayton picks at a door frame looking for hot spots in the home at 1100 Kathleen St. This was Clayton's second trip to the burning house as a hidden ember reignited a wall beam, forcing crews to again respond to the fire.

By Dustin Azlin, Sun Staff Writer, dazlin@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A Wednesday morning house fire forced emergency crews to respond multiple times throughout the day as the house transitioned from a fully involved inferno to a smoldering pile of

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Red Wolves, Bobcats meet in key SBC clash

Associated Press photo
Head coach Blake Anderson is most concerned with Arkansas State's own issues going into tonight's Sun Belt Conference game at Texas State.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun staff writer JONESBORO — Blake Anderson's main concern isn't what one might expect. What has the first-year Arkansas State coach worried most isn't the Texas State team that will line up opposite his Red Wolves when they. . . more »

Against what opposing team did Babe Ruth hit his first career home run?

Which team won 3 Superbowls in the 1990's?

What nickname did NFL great Lance Alworth share with a Disney movie title character?

What golfer had played 87 straight Grand Slam tournaments until a shoulder injury forded him to miss the 1996 British Open?

What team hired the NFL's first professional cheerleading squad, in 1972?

Who was the first Swedish golfer to win the U.S. Womens's Open two straight times?

What golfer bid a tearful farewell to fans after playing his last U.S. Open, in 1994?

Considering that India has a population exeeding one billion people, how many gold medals did India win at the Beijing games of 2008?

Clinton: Obama on firm ground on immigration
Obama to talk immigration action
From IS militant to Iraq informant
Obama open to limits in war authorization
Gay marriage opponents rally at state Capitol
Sheriff's office probes residential burglaries
4-month-old found dead; police investigating
School board picks education committee rep
Poinsett raises recommended
Clinton Foundation reports increase in contributions
Work continues on Bono Bridge project
Police: Man fraudulently was paid twice for labor
Conducting Colloquium features wind ensemble
Dems reject Pelosi pick for top House post
Witness recants, frees man after 39 years
Montana overturns marriage ban, grants licenses
U.S. airstrike hits al-Qaida-held town in Syria
Kurdish offensive targets IS group

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

NBC scraps Cosby television project

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC says it has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development, the second outlet within a day to put off or abandon a Cosby project after another sexual assault allegation against the comic emerged. NBC spokeswoman Rebecca . . .

Colbert to host Kennedy Center Honors

WASHINGTON (AP) — The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts says Stephen Colbert will host this year's Kennedy Center Honors, bringing a new touch to the annual awards show. The center announced Wednesday that Colbert will host the program on . . .

November 2014