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Senate backs Obama’s Iraq-Syria plan

WASHINGTON — The Senate agreed Thursday to authorize the White House to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels to confront the militant group known as the Islamic State, or ISIS.

Authorities arrest 25th person in alleged drug ring

LITTLE ROCK — The 25th and final suspect wanted in connection with an alleged drug-trafficking ring based out of a Little Rock auto shop has turned himself in, the U.S. attorney’s office in Little Rock said Thursday.

Burkhalter goes after Griffin with attack ad

LITTLE ROCK — Democrat John Burkhalter went on the offensive Thursday in the lieutenant governor’s race, launching a new television ad that labels Republican opponent U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin as a career politician with a record of votes that hurt Arkansas workers.

Pryor, Cotton spar over student loan availability

PINE BLUFF — The race between U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and challenger U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton heated up Wednesday with each campaign critiquing each other regarding access to loans and grants to pay for college.

Sports

Mitchel Makes Impact in Return

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas coach Bret Bielema was surprised when cornerback Tevin Mitchel approached him with a request a few weeks ago.

Opinion

Editorial: Memories of 9/11 are always near

Fifty years ago, people talked about the amazing beauty of the mushroom clouds that developed after atomic bombs were detonated in tests. The brilliance, the wide spectrum of color visible, the graceful development of the cloud itself: It was a terrible beauty to be sure, but a beautiful sight just the same, and one seared into the memory of all who saw it.

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