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Today in History

Today is Friday, August 28, the 240th day of 2015. There are 125 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On August 28, 1955, Emmett Till, a black teen-ager from Chicago, was abducted from his uncle's home in Money, Mississippi, by two

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Public Affairs Calendar

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ASU sees growth in brand licensing


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Mariah Robinson, an employee of Textbook Brokers, straightens up a rack of Arkansas State University apparel Thursday evening in Jonesboro.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Larry Brimhall knew something was off the moment he saw the price tag attached to a Razorback bench on sale at The Mall at Turtle Creek.
"The price of that bench was $1,400,"

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NFL scouts watch as ASU drills for opener


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Senior tight end Darion Griswold (back) celebrates a touchdown reception during last Saturday’s scrimmage with running back Johnston White and wide receiver Booker Mays (18). Griswold is among the Red Wolves receiving attention from NFL scouts as Arkansas State prepares to open the season Sept. 5 at Southern California.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer JONESBORO — Arkansas State began preparations for the season opener and the Red Wolves had extra sets of eyes on them. ASU divided into "look teams" on Wednesday to give the first and second-string offense. . . more »


Ellington taken to hospital — A2
Lawyer: Ex-franchisee reported Fogle — A2
Obama sees resilience on New Orleans streets — A5
IS suicide bombing kills 2 Iraqi generals — A5
Judge blocks federal rule on waterways — A5
U.S. attacks district controlled by Taliban — A5
Police: Man had 594 pills for sale — A6
Westside district worker remains in critical condition — A6
Alumni association to honor Bobango, Miller, Way — A7
Number of seniors at SUCCESS skyrockets — A8
Volunteers tackle issues of addiction — A8
Farmers lament higher prices in cost of crops — A8
Veteran hospitals decrease some wait times — A9
Carson gaining support as the other political outsider — A9

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

'We Are Your Friends' director schooled by MTV's 'Catfish'

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of MTV's "Catfish: The TV Show" may notice something familiar in the new film "We Are Your Friends." The movie, out today, is the feature directorial debut of Max Joseph, best known for co-hosting the "Catfish" series, which unmasks . . .

Blanchett to be honored at London Film Festival

LONDON (AP) — Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett will receive a major career honor at this year's London Film festival, where two of her latest films are screening. The Australian actress will be presented with the British Film Institute Fellowship at . . .


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