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Defendant gets 20 years for attempted murder, kidnapping
A Texarkana man who shot and paralyzed his estranged girlfriend last year was sentenced to 20 years in an Arkansas prison Tuesday. Antonio Donnell Black, 31, pleaded guilty to attempted capital murde...
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Lawyer: Bombing suspect influenced by brother
BOSTON—The question, for all practical purposes, is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing. It’s whether he deserves to die for it. In a blunt openin...

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<p class="p2">Boston Marathon bombing survivor Marc Fucarile, center, and his wife, Jennifer, left, walk past protester Jose Briceno, right, as they leave federal court Wednesday in Boston on the first day of the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev is charged with conspiring with his brother to place two bombs near the marathon finish line in April 2013, killing three and injuring 260 people. Fucarile lost his right leg in one of the explosions.&nbsp;</p>Picture: <p class="p1">&nbsp;In this courtroom sketch, U.S. Attorney William Weinreb, left, is depicted delivering opening statements Wedneday in front of U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr., right rear.</p>
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Staff photo by Evan Lewis Justin Easley eats lunch with his son Hudson on Wednesday at Pleasant Grove Elementary School. Hudson and the other first-graders at PG Elementary had the opportunity to bri...
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One of three men charged in connection with a firefight in a Texarkana, Ark., house last year was sentenced to 29 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder Tuesday. Joel Edward Hill, 23, agreed...

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LITTLE ROCK—A federal judge who last year tossed out Arkansas’ voter-approved gay-marriage ban said Wednesday she wouldn’t lift her own stay and let same-sex marriage resume immediat...
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AUSTIN—The Texas Senate approved the first bill of the legislative session on Wednesday, with speedy passage of a plan to shift billions of dollars generated by vehicle sales taxes to building a...
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Tool allows people to apply online and keeps applications for several years
If you previously have applied for a job with the city of Texarkana, Texas, you may know that you would have to reapply for an available position. But a new software tool launched at City Hall this w...
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Texas A&M-Texarkana will host author Mark Hertsgaard for a free lecture 7 p.m. tonight based on his book “Hot: Living through the Next Fifty Years on Earth.” The lecture, open to the...
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AUSTIN—Texas’ truancy policies are a “flawed and inequitable patchwork” that led to the criminal prosecution of 115,000 children for not going to school in 2013, and the state...
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DALLAS—The head of the Texas hospital system sued by a nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first person diagnosed in the U.S. has responded to the lawsuit in an email to employees....
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LITTLE ROCK—Lottery-funded scholarships for incoming freshmen would be cut in half under a proposal to overhaul the program’s requirements advanced by an Arkansas legislative panel Wednesd...
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Associated Press A rower passes under a bridge Tuesday on Lady Bird Lake in Austin.
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LITTLE ROCK—A Senate panel on Wednesday endorsed a bill Wednesday that would bar public funding for Planned Parenthood, a move the women’s health organization said could jeopardize educati...
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HOT SPRINGS—The Garland County sheriff’s office is encouraging anyone with information about the recent theft of three antique vehicles to come forward. The Sentinel-Record reports the ve...
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FORT HOOD, Texas—A Fort Hood soldier faces two years in military prison over a 2005 drunken driving accident in South Texas that killed his father and another passenger. Sgt. Isaac L. Haywood p...
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GARLAND, Texas —An elderly husband and wife have been found shot to death at a Dallas-area assisted living facility where she resided. Garland police say the deaths of 81-year-old Charlene Smit...
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Two Texarkana, Texas, men were arrested Wednesday for the alleged theft of a trailer with a Kubota tractor and other outdoor equipment on it from a home in the 600 block of West Macedonia Road, accord...

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A 24-year-old man was shot in the arm by a woman Tuesday afternoon while helping a man install audio equipment in a friend’s truck. Hempstead County, Ark., deputies were dispatched at 3:53 p.m....
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Matt Fry, Liberty-Eylau Independent School District media coordinator, won four awards in the recent Texas School Public Relations Association Star Awards competition. Fry earned Silver Stars in the...
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With the forecast showing more rain, low temperatures, ice accumulation and snow during the late night, school officials have announced schedule changes for today. Officials may make more changes if c...
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One of two men wanted in the alleged theft of more than $1,000 in Kmart merchandise Monday evening has been identified, according to Shawn Vaughn, TTPD spokesman. “We’ve identified the ma...
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Submitted photo Chad Dodson, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield market manager for the South-Central and Southwest regions, second from right, presents Dr. David Rankin, president of Southern Arkansas U...
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Law enforcement and fire department dispatch reports from Tuesday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 2:04 a.m., suspicious, 6900 W. Seventh St. 5:39 a.m., welfare, 213 W. Interstate 30, H...
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Grant funds are available in Miller and Bowie counties under Phase 32 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program. Miller County will have $19,332 available for grants, and Bowie County will have $40,1...
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DALLAS—A Dallas school where high carbon monoxide levels prompted an evacuation has canceled classes for a second day amid safety concerns. The Dallas Independent School District says Lakewood...
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TYLER, Texas—A Dallas-area photographer who did senior portraits for some graduates in East Texas must serve 20 years in prison for producing child pornography. Todd B. Fleming of McKinney was...
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AUSTIN—A report says high poverty and uninsured rates make Texas one of the 10 worst states in America to be a child. The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual Kids Count assessment released...
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SAN ANTONIO—San Antonio police say they have arrested a 24-year-old man suspected of using a dumbbell to beat to death a 73-year-old man. Police spokesman Sgt. Javier Salazar says officers arre...
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SAN ANTONIO—A San Antonio man trying to visit his jailed son also landed behind bars after being caught with a combination cane and 2-foot sword. The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office says 53...
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HOUSTON—Autopsies have been ordered on a 16-year-old girl and her father who were found shot to death in a vacant Houston townhome. Police say the deaths of Jennifer Guadalupe Flores and 37-yea...
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HOUSTON—Houston police set up a fake modeling studio in a prostitution sting that has led to the arrest of more than 60 alleged male clients. Police on Wednesday announced the arrests in what a...
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LBJ’s call for Latinos in civil rights struggle overlooked
Fifty-years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson asked a joint session of Congress to respond to the brutal beatings of protesters in Selma, Alabama, by passing a federal Voting Rights Act that would &ldq...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">In this March 15, 1965, file photo, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson addresses a joint session of Congress in Washington where he urged the passing of the Voting Rights Act and spoke of his experience as a young teacher in a segregated, Mexican-American school. Vice President Hubert Humphrey is at left and House Speaker John McCormack is at right.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">This 1928 photo provided by the LBJ Library shows teacher Lyndon B. Johnson, top center, with Mexican-American students from the Welhausen Athletic Club in Cotulla, Texas, nearly 40 years before he became president. March 7 marks the 50th anniversary of President Johnson&rsquo;s address to Congress where he urged the passing of the Voting Rights Act and spoke of his experience as a young teacher in the segregated school. The president said he never thought he would be able to help the sons and daughters of those children, but that was what he now intended.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">This 1928 photo provided by the LBJ Library shows teacher Lyndon B. Johnson, middle row center, with Mexican-American students from the Welhausen Athletic Club in Cotulla, Texas, nearly 40 years before he became president.&nbsp;</span></p>

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The Texarkana Area Chapter of the American Red Cross is seeking volunteers for their Home Fire Prevention Campaign that will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 21 with Texarkana, Texas, Fire Department....
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Today is Thursday, March 5, the 64th day of 2015. There are 301 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 5, 1770, the Boston Massacre took place as British soldiers who&rs...
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WASHINGTON—Bill Schweitzer, a lawyer for the American League and Major League Baseball for more than two decades, died Tuesday. He was 70. Schweitzer's death was announced by BakerHostetler, th...
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DETROIT—Alex Johnson, who played 13 years in the majors and won the AL batting title with the then-California Angels in 1970, has died. He was 72. Alex Johnson Jr. said Wednesday that his fathe...
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WASHINGTON—A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official b...
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WASHINGTON—Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama’s health overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the t...
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WASHINGTON—The Justice Department cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old on Wednesday, but also issued a scathing report...
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LOS ANGELES—Mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years led to a homeless man known as "Africa" being on Los Angeles' Skid Row, where he was shot...
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WASHINGTON—The miserable flu season is winding down but not quite over yet, health officials said Wednesday, even as the government picked what it hoped would be a better vaccine recipe for next...
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“He carried a pistol. She carried a flask.” So reads an ad for the Detroit Institute of Arts’ upcoming exhibition on the year that artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo spent in Detr...
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Hawaii offers several ways to save
KAANAPALI, Hawaii—The perception of Maui as a destination for the rich is only partially true. ¶ Flights and hotels can be pricey. The only down season is for about two weeks at the start o...

Picture: <p class="p1">Windsurfers crowd the waters Jan. 2, 2014, at Ho&rsquo;okipa outlook, near Paia, Maui Hawaii. Maui is known for beautiful beaches and scenery.&nbsp;</p>
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<p class="p3"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1">A humpback whale swims Jan. 1, 2012, in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Kahului, Maui, Hawaii. Tourists by the thousands load tour boats each winter to view the whales as they migrate through the area.</p>
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What is Wall, S.D., most famous for?                                         &n...
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TOKYO—Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found the wreckage of a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank more t...
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MIAMI BEACH, Fla.—A sign welcoming tourists to Miami Beach briefly offered visitors a confusing message. The flashing, portable sign along the Julia Tuttle Causeway on Tuesday read: “Welc...
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WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. —Los Angeles County firefighters got creative to rescue a dog that had fallen into a six-inch-wide gap in West Hollywood, California. Inspector Randall Wright says a doze...
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LONDON—New guidelines from the World Health Organization are enough to kill anyone’s sugar high. The U.N. health agency says the world is eating too much sugar and people should slash thei...
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SEATTLE—As measles outbreaks in the U.S. continue to grow, new research from Washington State University finds that scare tactics aimed at vaccine skeptics may actually make the problem worse, n...
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NEW YORK—McDonald’s says it plans to require chicken suppliers to stop using antibiotics important to human medicine within two years. The company says its suppliers will still be able to...
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WASHINGTON—The Senate failed Wednesday to override President Barack Obama’s veto of Keystone XL pipeline legislation, ending for now attempts by Congress to speed up approval of the contro...
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MOSCOW—Edward Snowden’s lawyer on Wednesday sought to tamp down speculation that the fugitive whistle-blower could soon return to the United States. Anatoly Kucherena told a news conferen...
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MONTREUX, Switzerland—One burning question in the global effort to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power is this: How long would it take for the Islamic Republic to build a bomb? U.S. Secr...
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SEOUL, South Korea—U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was slashed on the face and wrist by a man wielding a knife with a 10-inch blade and screaming that the rival Koreas should be unified, South Kore...
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GENEVA—Forget driverless cars, electric power or even green technology. There is no doubt what visitors are coming to see at the glamorous Geneva motor show: supercars. It is the high-end, impo...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">The new Audi R8 V-10 Plus is presented on the first press day of the Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday in Geneva, Switzerland. The show opens its doors to the public March 5 through March 15.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2">The new Ferrari 488 GTB is presented Tuesday on the first press day of the Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva.&nbsp;</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;The new Lamborghini Aventador is presented Tuesday on the first press day of the Geneva International Motor Show.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2">Journalists take pictures of the BMW 220i Gran Tourer during the first press day of the Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday in Geneva.&nbsp;</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2">The new Mercedes-Maybach Pullman is presented Tuesday on the first press day of the Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva.</p>

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NEW YORK—A fragment of jawbone found in Ethiopia is the oldest known fossil from an evolutionary tree branch that eventually led to modern humans, scientist reported Wednesday. The fossil comes...
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