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VIENNA—Nine days into marathon nuclear talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the diplomatic efforts “could go either way,” cutting off all potential pathways for a...
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United Way of Greater Texarkana has selected Christine Sidwell and Terry Sloan to head up its 2015-16 campaign. Sidwell is the technical manager for Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., and Sloan is an exec...
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WASHINGTON—Members of Congress return from July Fourth fireworks and parades Tuesday facing a daunting summer workload and an impending deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the...
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Bible made long voyage over two centuries
Thanks to a Texarkana, Texas, resident Rodney Williams, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis recently received a key historical artifact that is now 202 years old. The vintage artifact is a Bible, pri...

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<p><span>&bull;<span> </span></span><span>Rodney Williams opens the inside of a Bible to reveal where future U.S. Navy Commodore Isaac Mayo had written his name in the volume that dates back to 1813. Williams, below right, donated the Bible to the United States Naval Academy Museum in Annapolis, Md.</span></p>
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This summer, Texarkana students are learning and earning their fun through reading. Texarkana Independent School District’s Tiger Bookmobile is open weekdays for children to retain and expand th...
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HOUSTON—A Texas man used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights. But after losing ownersh...
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CIVIL COURT Bowie County JH Portfolio Debt Equities LLC v. Kelly J. Hadaway, default; Anita Rani Kurichety et al v. Lowes Home Centers LLC, damages; Phillip Christopher Haltom v. Cima Hospice of Tex...
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Lemons the easy way
100 years ago July 6, 1915: THIS SECTION IS WELL-SUPPLIED WITH RAIN, WEATHER GAUGES PROVE—The dryest month thus far was May, and the wettest was June, with 7 1/2 inches of rainfall. Texarkana a...
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AUSTIN—A man with a rifle who gunned down another person early Sunday in the lobby of a posh downtown Austin hotel was then shot and killed by officers, police said. The shootings happened shor...
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Event raises money for family of drowning victim, school supply purchase

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REUNIONS JULY Mandeville School/Community Reunion will be July 10-11. Call Melba Hill Davis at 903-792-4347 or Mary H. Reeves at 870-773-9822. Corbell Family Reunion will be at 10:45 a.m. July 11 a...
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Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Community Service and Nonprofit Support is accepting nominations for the 2015 Arkansas Volunteer Community of the Year Awards. The nomination deadlin...
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LITTLE ROCK—A veteran Arkansas educator whose first day as a teacher started in a two-room schoolhouse in 1945 is retiring after a 69-year career. Joyce Vaught, 87, retired on Tuesday as the su...
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WASHINGTON—Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign has raised more than $14 million since the Texas senator launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination just over three months ago...
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World War II veteran Pete Markcray recalls service in Europe, North Africa
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For U.S. Army Quartermaster Sgt. Pete J. Markcray, being stationed for a time in Morocco’s Casablanca sea-port during World War II seemed to lend scenic truth to a movie about that city. As por...
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SAN ANTONIO—Texas offi-cials applauded a United Nations committee’s decision Sunday to add the Alamo and four other Spanish Roman Catholic mis-sions to UNESCO’s list of world heritag...
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MILNER, Ga.—Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee went head-to-head for evangelical votes Sunday, telling a mega-church congregation in Georgia that God favors the United...

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KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Longtime Chiefs executive Jack Steadman, who spent more than four decades with the franchise and helped build its only Super Bowl team, died early Sunday. He was 86. Steadman d...
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Today is Monday, July 6, the 187th day of 2015. There are 178 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On July 6, 1945, President Harry S. Truman signed an executive order establi...
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COLUMBIA, S.C.—For five years, Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina's first minority governor, dismissed calls to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse lawn as a divisive issue far...
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NEW YORK—Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the "roar" of the floor, the excitement of "4,00...
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Kevin Flores has more than six years to pay off the loan on his new Nissan Frontier pickup. That’s more than double the length of the truck’s bumper-to-bumper warranty. And it means the B...
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BOSTON—Massachusetts businesses are getting a break on worker compensation costs for the new fiscal year. Gov. Charlie Baker has announced that his administration will reduce the assessment tha...
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DALLAS—Barbara Macari’s husband, Frank, always handled the investments in the family. Then one day, Frank, a real estate broker, gave his wife the shock of her life. “I was coming d...
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In last week’s Supreme Court decision affirming the right of citizens’ commissions to draw political districts, many California Democrats saw a lost opportunity to expand their ranks among...
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With each passing day, mankind gets a better look at Pluto. And each day, Pluto is showing mankind it has a lot to learn. First, Pluto revealed itself in a mix of beige and orange, while Charon, its...
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LAS VEGAS—Before Heidi Wixom arrived at her neighborhood high school to cast a caucus vote in each of the last two presidential elections, she already had a steadfast favorite to support. Mitt...
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A tweak in wording can help Californians conserve water
SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Fighting California’s drought is a bit like running a political campaign, complete with carefully calibrated messages crafted with polling data. Even details like color...

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WASHINGTON—Last fall, when faced with questions about why NATO partner and regional ally Turkey wasn’t pulling its weight in the fight against the Islamic State, Secretary of State John Ke...
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Alamo, Japan industrial sites among newest honorees
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BONN, Germany—The United States has succeeded in its bid to "Remember the Alamo," after the U.N. cultural body approved its status as a world heritage site Sunday. The Alamo was one of five Spa...
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QUITO, Ecuador—History's first Latin American pope returned to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time on Sunday, bringing a message of solidarity with the region's poor, who are expec...
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ATHENS, Greece—Voters in Greece resoundingly rejected creditors' demands for more austerity in return for rescue loans Sunday, backing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who insisted the vote would...
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CALAIS, Maine—A young man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, fatally injuring himself, authorities said Sunday. Devon Staple...
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BEIRUT—U.S.-led coalition aircraft unleashed a wave of airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group's stronghold of Raqqa in eastern Syria in what the coalition said Sunday was one of its most s...
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Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday invites celebration and contemplation
HARAM-SALA, India—To hear the Dalai Lama laugh, his face lighting up in a beatific smile, it is easy to forget the cascade of disasters endured by the Tibetan Buddhist movement over the course o...

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Staff photo by Cecil Anderson • Stephano Matlock trims a branch Sunday afternoon on 29th Street in Texarkana, Texas.
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