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Today in History

Today is Friday, July 1, the 183rd day of 2016. There are 183 days left in the year. This is Canada Day.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 1, 1966, the Medicare federal insurance program went into effect.
On this date:
In 1535, Sir Thomas More

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Public Affairs Calendar

Monday, July 4
Valley View School Board, 6 p.m., superintendent's office.
Riverside School Board, 6 p.m., Caraway Junior High School.
Newport City Council, 6 p.m., City Hall.
Biggers City Council, 7 p.m., Community Building.
Ravenden City

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Fireworks for The Fourth

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun

Bethany Norris (left), an employee of Fireworks World, shows Jordan Watson of Jonesboro a variety of fireworks for sale Thursday at Fireworks World located at 5100 Arkansas

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Wright working for another MLB call-up

Mark J. Terrill | AP
Former Arkansas State standout Daniel Wright throws a pitch during his debut with the Cincinnati Reds on May 24 in Los Angeles. Wright appeared in four games with the Reds, two as a starter and two as a reliever, before returning to Cincinnati’s Triple-A team in Louisville, Ky.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun staff writer JONESBORO — Daniel Wright began his fourth season of professional baseball in Double-A of the minor leagues. A little more than a month later he made his Major League debut. In what Wright describes as a. . . more »

197 apply for disaster aid — A2
Agency seeks repeal of abortion laws — A2
UK stunned as Johnson drops bid — A5
Missouri considers agency funding — A5
Official: Attackers from Russia, Central Asia — A5
Police: Pizza delivery robberies are puzzling — A6
Man held on $25,000 bond in stabbing — A7
Illinois approves spending deal — A7
Thomas' dissents increase in high court cases — A8
Canada to study legalization of marijuana — A9
Airstrikes kill scores of IS fighters — A9
France charges woman in Paris attacks — A9
Execution drug expiring, governor says find more — A11
State submits request for Medicaid changes — A11
Human, bear conflicts up in Northern Rockies — A13

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

De Niro touts Catskills with NY governor

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Robert De Niro is conjuring the legacy — and the stand-up jokes — of comedians like Rodney Dangerfield, Henny Youngman and Milton Berle while praising the natural beauty of New York's Catskills region. Appearing with New York Gov. . . .

Nancy Grace leaving her legal show

NEW YORK (AP) — Tough-talking former prosecutor Nancy Grace is leaving her prime-time show on the HLN network in October. The CNN sister station said Grace told her staff Thursday that her show would be ending after 12 years. Grace, 56, said in a . . .

July 2016