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‘Conscience Protection Act’ stalls in committee

LITTLE ROCK — A controversial bill aimed at “conscience protection” was derailed Wednesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee when it fell short of the number of votes needed to advance to the Senate for consideration.

Senate breaks impasse on Homeland funding

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday began to move past an impasse over President Obama’s executive orders on immigration that have threatened a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security at week’s end.

Updated: Southern half of state gets more snow

LITTLE ROCK — A new round of winter weather swept across the southern half of the state Wednesday, leading to numerous school closings, the shutdown of some state offices and at least one traffic fatality.

Obama vetoes Keystone XL bill

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed legislation to permit construction of the Keystone XL pipeline without further administrative approval saying the bill attempted to circumvent “longstanding and proven processes” for determining if such a cross-border pipeline serves the national interest.

Sports

(Hog) Wild At BWA: Arkansas Holds Off A&M

FAYETTEVILLE – Anthlon Bell spotted the box score lying on the table in front of him as he walked into the media room after 18th-ranked Arkansas’ 81-75 win over Texas A&M on Tuesday. He knew he and his teammates were in trouble next practice.

Opinion

PATE: Now Serving Student Number Six

Recently, I attended a meeting where an administrator from a small public university treated the audience to a review of his institution’s new “brand identity campaign.” There’s a lot I don’t like about the current direction of higher education in America. This is the thing I despise the most.

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