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Arkansas: State in the United States
Arkansas is a state in the south central region of the United States, home to more than three million people as of 2018. Its name is from the Osage language, of Siouan derivation; it denoted their related kin, the Quapaw people. The state's diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the Ozark and the Ouachita Mountains, which make up the U.S. Interior Highlands, to the densely forested land in the south known as the Arkansas Timberlands, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta.

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Testing in U.S. prisons finds huge asymptomatic population [Video]

Testing in U.S. prisons finds huge asymptomatic population

As mass coronavirus testing expands in prisons, large numbers of inmates are showing no symptoms. In four state prison systems — Arkansas, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia — 96% of 3,277 inmates..

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96% Of Prisoners In Four State Prisons Test Positive For COVID-19, But Don't Have Symptoms [Video]

96% Of Prisoners In Four State Prisons Test Positive For COVID-19, But Don't Have Symptoms

Mass coronavirus testing jis expanding in prisons. Large numbers of inmates are testing positive, yet showing no symptoms. In state prison systems in Arkansas, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia, 96% of..

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Tornadoes rip U.S. South, dozens killed [Video]

Tornadoes rip U.S. South, dozens killed

Rescue workers and homeowners across the U.S. South on Monday sifted through what remained of hundreds of structures destroyed by a series of tornadoes that killed dozens of people, as the deadly..

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Two Bob Baffert horses test positive for banned substances during Oaklawn Park meet

Two of Bob Baffert's horses tested positive for a banned substance during meet at Arkansas' Oaklawn Park, according to the Louisville Courier Journal.
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Coronavirus: Travis McCready plays America's first gig in months

Fans wore masks and had their temperatures taken before watching the show in Arkansas.
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Officials Move to Block Concert Billed as First Since Virus Hit

Arkansas officials said the state’s health department would issue an order prohibiting the concert by Travis McCready to go forward.
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Concert to Test Whether America Is Ready to Rock Again

Travis McCready is set to perform in Arkansas on Friday in what appears to be the first major U.S. music show since the pandemic began, but state officials have yet to endorse it.
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Clark Duke made 'Arkansas' partly because grandpa was in Dixie Mafia

Actor Clark Duke makes his directorial in "Arkansas," a tale he says he wanted to tell partially because his grandfather was involved in what's known as the Dixie Mafia. (May 8)  
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'Sounds like we're under attack': Baseball-sized hail pummels Fayetteville, Arkansas

A storm hit Fayetteville, Arkansas, on May 4, reportedly delivering baseball-sized hail to the region.
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Severe storms, tornadoes and 'massive' hail forecast for 42 million people across southern Plains

A major outbreak of severe weather is forecast across the southern Plains later Tuesday. Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas may see hail and tornadoes.
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South could be hit with 'large hail, heavy rain' and tornadoes

The states at greatest risk of storms Friday include most of Arkansas, along with northern Louisiana and eastern portions of Texas and Oklahoma.
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More severe storms are forecast for the South on Friday

The states at greatest risk of storms Friday include most of Arkansas, along with northern Louisiana and eastern portions of Texas and Oklahoma.  
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U.S. appeals court lets Arkansas curb abortion surgeries during pandemic

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday allowed Arkansas to enforce a ban on most surgical abortions a part of a state directive aimed at postponing medical procedures not deemed urgent during the..
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Easter storms kill at least 19 in Mississippi, Georgia, Arkansas, South Carolina

easter storms kill at least 19 in mississippi, georgia, arkansas, south carolina
Severe weather has swept across the South, killing at least 19 people and damaging hundreds of homes from Louisiana into the Appalachian Mountains. Many people spent part of the night early Monday..
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Republican who floated virus conspiracy says 'common sense has been my guide'

republican who floated virus conspiracy says 'common sense has been my guide'
A Republican senator who floated a conspiracy theory which said the Chinese government created Covid-19 in a weapons lab claimed on Saturday that since he first learned of the outbreak, in mid-January,..
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Food trucks start feeding big rig drivers at Interstate rest stops

Big rig driver Tanuya White was running essential products from Chicago to Shreveport, Louisiana, on Saturday when she stopped to sample food truck fare at a rest stop on Interstate 30 near Social..
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Outbid and left hanging, U.S. states scramble for ventilators

On the final Thursday in March the Arkansas team in charge of procuring ventilators thought they had scored a coup: a vendor had agreed to sell them 500 of the breathing machines critical to keeping..
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Arkansas doctor seen in viral photo with son loses his home to tornado

A photo of a doctor greeting his son through a glass door went viral last week. Over the weekend, a tornado destroyed their Arkansas home.
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A City Hunkered Down to Survive an Outbreak. That Helped in a Tornado, Too.

Jonesboro, Ark., came through a devastating tornado without any deaths, partly because businesses were closed and people were sheltered at home from the coronavirus.
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Tornado rips through Jonesboro, Arkansas damaging homes, cars and local airport

The tornado injured at least six people as it rolled through Jonesboro, Arkansas on March 28.  
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Tornado Wrecks Buildings, Tosses Cars in Jonesboro, Arkansas

tornado wrecks buildings, tosses cars in jonesboro, arkansas
(Reuters) - A large tornado struck the city of Jonesboro in Arkansas on Saturday, wrecking buildings and flipping cars, according to local media... ......
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Coronavirus closures 'blessing in disguise' as tornado rips through Jonesboro mall

A tornado ripped through Jonesboro, Arkansas, damaging several buildings including a mall and airport.  
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Close up footage of Arkansas tornado

An active weather front brings a rapid developing and destructive tornado to Arkansas
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Tornado Strikes Jonesboro, Ark., Causing Injuries, Official Says

It was not clear how many people were injured or how seriously. A mall, local businesses and an airport were among the sites damaged.
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More severe storms are in the forecast for Friday as a cold front roars east

More stormy weather was in the forecast Friday across portions of the eastern U.S., a day after severe storms lashed Arkansas and Texas.  
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A nervous wait at Louisiana abortion clinic at center of U.S. Supreme Court fight

A 27-year-old woman from southern Arkansas waited nervously at the Hope Medical Group for Women after traveling two hours for a medical procedure that is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain in..
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'True Grit' author Charles Portis dies at 86

Charles Portis, the reclusive Arkansas writer known for the classic Western novel "True Grit" and the wry humor that filled his works, died on Monday at the age of 86 after battling a long illness, the..
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Appeals Court Rejects Trump Medicaid Work Requirements in Arkansas

The ruling, written by a Reagan appointee, said the administration failed to show how such rules would help Medicaid to meet its mission of covering the poor.
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Boy lifted off floor in police chokehold

The support resource officer at a high school in Arkansas is under investigation for use of excessive force.
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2 officers shot, gunman killed in Arkansas Walmart

Two police officers were wounded and a gunman was killed Monday morning in an exchange of gunfire at a Walmart store in Forrest City in eastern Arkansas. (Feb. 10)  
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Gunman dead, 2 officers hurt in shooting at Arkansas Walmart

gunman dead, 2 officers hurt in shooting at arkansas walmart
Two police officers were wounded and a gunman was killed on Monday morning in an exchange of gunfire at a Walmart store in eastern Arkansas, authorities said. Forrest City Police Chief Deon Lee said..
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Two police officers injured, suspect killed during Walmart shooting in Arkansas

Two police officers were injured and a suspect killed during a shooting at a Walmart Supercenter in Forrest City, Arkansas.  
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2 Police Officers Injured in Shooting at Walmart in Arkansas, Officials Say

At least one of the officers was taken to a hospital.
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At least 3 people shot at Walmart Supercenter in Arkansas, police say

The Forrest City police offered no additional details about the incident other than confirming officers were on scene.
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Police confirm active shooter at Walmart Supercenter in Arkansas

The Forrest City police offered no additional details about the incident other than confirming officers were on scene.  
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Tibetan monks at turtle release, puppy rescue 911: News from around our 50 states

City officials to allow new evidence tests post-execution in Arkansas, lawmakers move ahead on repeal of death penalty in Colorado, and more
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Senators yawn and take notes as the defense team talks.

Senator Tom Cotton, Republican of Arkansas, rubbed his eyes with his right hand and yawned.
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Groups sue to clear executed Arkansas inmate

Two groups are suing an Arkansas city seeking the release of evidence they say could exonerate an inmate who was executed nearly three years ago. (Jan. 23)  
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Sarah Sanders Will Be More “Respectful” Next Time She Mocks Joe Biden’s Stutter

sarah sanders will be more “respectful” next time she mocks joe biden’s stutter
Sarah Sanders stepped down from her job as White House press secretary in July, and while she has presumably spent her free time in Arkansas terrorizing small children and stopping by local newspapers..
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Arkansas Sheriff Accused of Assaulting 3 Faces Federal Charges

If convicted, Sheriff Anthony Boen of Franklin County could serve up to 30 years in prison and pay a fine of up to $250,000.
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50 years ago, college football's 'Game of the Century' between No. 1 Texas and No. 2 Arkansas lived up to the hype

Fifty years ago, No. 1 Texas and No. 2 Arkansas met in a college football showdown that lived up to its billing as the "Game of the Century."
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"Sunday Morning" Full Episode 12/1

This week "Sunday Morning," with guest host Lee Cowan, features David Pogue's cover story on the next generation of GPS satellites. Plus: Cowan profiles the Shriners Hospitals for Children spokesperson..
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All her sons: The Cemetery Angel

When the AIDS crisis hit in the 1980s, Ruth Coker Burks – who'd inherited 262 plots in a family cemetery in Hot Springs, Arkansas – became a mother of sorts to countless sons, many abandoned by..
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College football coaches on the move: Five questions as changes loom

Florida State, Arkansas, Southern Cal and Missouri are among the schools that have head coach openings or could have them in the coming week.
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Her Battles With the Press Corps Behind Her, Sanders Plans a Political Future

President Trump’s former press secretary has returned to Arkansas a bona fide star eager to play a new role in a post-Trump Republican Party.
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Bloomberg files paperwork in Arkansas to get on the primary ballot

Bloomberg has also filed to get on the primary ballot in Alabama, but has not filed in any early primary states
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Michael Bloomberg files for Democratic primary in Arkansas

Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has filed for the 2020 Democratic primary in Arkansas. John Harris, editor-in-chief and co-founder of Politico, joined CBSN with the latest..
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Michael Bloomberg, weighing presidential bid, appears in Arkansas to enter ballot

Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire media mogul and former New York City mayor, added his name to the Democratic primary ballot in Arkansas on Tuesday as he continued to publicly toy with running for..
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Bloomberg registers for 2020 ballot in Arkansas

Michael Bloomberg has filed paperwork to appear on the ballot in Arkansas' March 3 presidential primary. The billionaire former New York mayor hasn't formally announced a bid for the Democratic..
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