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Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2019. There are 104 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History

On Sept. 18, 1793, President George Washington laid the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol.

On this date

In 1850, Congress

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Making memories on the midway

Quentin Winstine The Sun
Trace Flanagan (right) and Graham Burns spin around on a swing ride during a visit to the Northeast Arkansas District Fair on Tuesday at the NEA District Fair Grounds in Jonesboro. The fair is open the rest of the week with several livestock shows and the midway opens at 4 p.m. through Friday and at noon on Saturday.

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Red Wolves look to avoid letdown

John Bazemore | Associated Press
Arkansas State head coach Blake Anderson waits to lead his team onto the field before last Saturday's game at Georgia. The Red Wolves host Southern Illinois on Saturday.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun staff writer

JONESBORO — The shoe is on the other foot for Arkansas State this week.

One week after playing the heavy underdog role against the No. 3-ranked Georgia Bulldogs, Arkansas State finds itself in a completely. . . more »

Lewandowski, House Democrats spar at hearing — A2
Taste: Ribbon-worthy pies — A10

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

Comedian Baron Cohen asks judge to dismiss Roy Moore lawsuit

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen asked a federal judge to dismiss Roy Moore's defamation lawsuit over a television segment that lampooned Moore in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations. Lawyers for Baron Cohen, Showtime . . .

Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75

NEW YORK (AP) — Cokie Roberts, the daughter of politicians and a pioneering journalist who chronicled Washington from Jimmy Carter to Donald Trump for NPR and ABC News, died Tuesday of complications from breast cancer. She was 75. ABC broke into . . .

September 2019