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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 14:53:00

Pence breaks tie, Senate opens door to repeal of increasingly popular Affordable Care Act

A win for Republican leader Mitch McConnell. With a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Mike Pence, the Senate voted, with the conversion of holdouts such as Dean Heller, Rand Paul and Shirley Capito, to open debate on legislate to replace, or at least dramatically alter, Obamacare.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 14:27:00

Feds announce 25 gun, drug indictments in West Memphis

The U.S. attorney's office announced in West Memphis today the indictment of 43 people on federal drug and gun charges.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 14:14:00

Tuesday: An open line and the news roundup

Here's the open line. In the video, we cover health care, Trump's wholesale breaking of Scout Law and some question for the Central High 60th.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 13:37:00

Preparing for 60th anniversary of Central High crisis: Questions

Big plans are being made for the 60th anniversary of the Little Rock school crisis in 1957. Preparations should include readiness to answer some uncomfortable questions about the state of schools and race relations today.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 12:52:00

Attorney general announces program to discourage prescription drug abuse

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced an on-line program aimed at discouraging high school students from becoming addicted to prescription drugs.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 12:04:00

Football and brain damage: An Arkansas image included in study

The New York Times has posted brain scans of former NFL football players from a study that found 110 of 111, including a former Razorback, had C.T.E., a disease linked to blows to the head.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 11:45:00

8th Circuit refuses immunity for Ferguson, Mo., police officer in case related to Michael Brown shooting

Ferguson, Mo., police officer denied qualified immunity in lawsuit over his stop of two suspects that ended in the death of Michael Brown Jr.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 11:22:00

Boozman's a yes on ruination of Obamacare. Cotton dancing still.

A constituent who called Sen. John Boozman's office reports that she was told the senator is a "yes" Sen. Tom Cotton says today's vote is just on debate. He's STILL not ready to declare on specifics.

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Today's headlines: Health, Trump flunks Scout oath, crime

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 11:12:00

8th Circuit reverses punishment of John Goodson, other lawyers in Fort Smith class action case

Huge legal news from the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on the highly publicized case in which federal Judge P.K. Holmes disciplined lawyers for working out a class action settlement in a lawsuit against an insurance company that involved dropping long-running litigation in his court for a settlement in state court.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 10:22:00

Republicans bring Jeanine Piro to town

The Arkansas Republican Party will have its annual Reagan Rockefeller dinner Saturday at the Marriott Hotel/Statehouse Convention Center and the key speaker is Jeanine Piro.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 09:38:00

Group says sales tax holiday bad policy

The Tax Foundation has issued its annual reminder that sales tax "holidays," such as Arkansas's coming "holiday" Aug. 5-6 for school clothing and supplies, are nothing more than unproductive gimmicks.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 07:51:00

The secret health bill and one man's personal view of it

Russian intrigue dominated news coverage today when something with more lasting importance could be decided in the Senate today — health coverage for millions of American. One man with a personal stake, Matt DeCample, writes about what it means to him.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 07:32:00

Trump turns Boy Scout appearance into political youth rally

Donald Trump spoke, as many other presidents have, to the National Boy Scout Jamboree and it's an event, overlooked in the morning paper, that's worth examining.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 07:13:00

Two more gun deaths in Little Rock Monday night

The Little Rock homicide toll rose by two Monday night, accompanied by other shooting incidents. KARK/Fox 16 has a roundup.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 18:06:00

Circuit court charge filed against Ten Commandments monument destroyer

The Pulaski County prosecuting attorney's office filed a direct charge in circuit court today against Michael Tate Reed, who's been held in the county jail since he was arrested June 28 after driving over and demolishing the day-old Ten Commandments monument on the Capitol grounds.

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Monday, July 24, 2017 - 17:01:00

Whatever secret bill Senate considers, winners and losers are the same

The U.S. Senate seems likely to vote Tuesday on a secret health bill. Whatever version is rolled out — and if Sen. John McCain's doctor approves a fly-in so he may vote — the outcome is the same. Bad for working poor and previously sick; good for rich people.

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Monday, July 24, 2017 - 16:48:00

Two shot in home on W. 19th

KARK reports that a 19-year-old woman and 20-year-old man were found with gunshot wounds when police responded to a house in the 4200 block of W. 19th.

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Monday, July 24, 2017 - 16:34:00

Magic Springs coaster stops

The X Coaster at the Magic Springs amusement park in Hot Springs stopped running this afternoon, KARK reports, and the station quotes the park operator ass saying guests are now "enjoying the park."

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Monday, July 24, 2017 - 15:55:00

Judge clears effort to gather vote information

A federal judge has said the Trump commission aimed at providing evidence he really didn't lose the popular vote may proceed with asking states to supply vast amounts of information on voters because it is not technically a federal agency subject to privacy laws.

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Monday, July 24, 2017 - 15:35:00

Trump's ratings slide everywhere, but Arkansas remains in favorable territory

Donald Trump's rating is in negative territory in two-thirds of the U.S., but not Arkansas, though his numbers are well below the vote he received in 2016.

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