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Congressman talks of threats to U.S.

FORT SMITH — In town to help break ground for the U.S. Marshals Museum, Arkansas’ 3rd District representative spent time Wednesday talking politics and national threats like Islamic State militants and an Ebola outbreak “wreaking havoc” in West Africa.

Arkansas AARP releases voter guide

The Arkansas chapter of the AARP on Wednesday released a “nonpartisan” voter guide featuring the positions of candidates in “key federal and state races — in their own words — on critical issues,” according to an AARP Arkansas news release.

Advocates challenge Wal-Mart PAC program

WASHINGTON — Advocates for stricter limits on corporate influence over political campaigns asked the FEC on Monday to review a policy at Wal-Mart Stores aimed at boosting manager contributions to its political action committee.