Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash family, and for my associates and their families. I am grateful that the case was resolved amicably."Bentonville, Arkansas-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. called it an "amicable settlement." Details weren't disclosed.A Wal-Mart truck slammed...
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Officials stand by account of deadly Mexico ranch shootout

...Monte Alejandro Rubido said at a news conference later Monday that the helicopter had been hit three times by bullets from an AR-15 assault rifle.Authorities detained three people and confiscated 38 semi-automatic weapons, two smaller arms, a grenade...
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My Turn: Too much risk with house minority positions as Medicaid expansion questions loom

...ongoing concern for those who, in a disciplined manner, are charged with managing the fiscal health of the state. States like Arkansas have already learned "the hard way" after the state was over budget and forced to repeal its Medicaid expansion program earlier...
States move to reduce time spent on Common Core-based exam

...of the decision, the math and English exams will only be given once a year, instead of twice.The 11 states involved are Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio and Rhode Island...
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Scouts' leader: Ban on gays not sustainable

...cited broader developments related to gay rights."I remind you of the recent debates we have seen in places like Indiana and Arkansas over discrimination based on sexual orientation, not to mention the impending U.S. Supreme Court decision this summer on...
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My Turn: Israel working congress against Iran deal

...pubic office in America.Eric Lipton of the New York Times named the pro-Israel billionaires who funded Tom Cotton's (R-AR) campaign (and others) for the Senate. Cotton's letter to the Iranians - signed by 47 Congresspeople - threatens that Congress...
Tornadoes kill at least 5 in South

...of tornadoes battered several small communities in Texas and Arkansas, killing at least five people, including a young couple who...died when a twister hit their mobile home late Sunday in the Arkansas town of Nashville.Michael and Melissa Mooneyhan were trying...
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Gay discrimination bill opens father-son split

...leaders argue it's time for the party to abandon the issue. Lawmakers struggled for weeks over gay-related measures in Arkansas and Indiana this spring.A more personal side of such divides has already arisen in high-profile Republican families, including...
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Congress should support, not sabotage, talks with Iran

...This letter was was a dangerous attempt to undermine negotiations with Iran. The leader of the letter, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), has explicitly stated that the goal of congressional action is to make talks with Iran fail, upstaging the Commander in Chief...
Prosecutor details theater gunman's path to carnage

...entertained, and one person came to slaughter them," the prosecutor said.Many more people would have died, but a magazine on his AR-15 assault rifle jammed, leaving 218 bullets unfired, Brauchler said.Jurors must eventually decide whether he was unable...
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