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'It Was Hard To Take These Pictures, Knowing What Was Coming Next'

Sometimes, an image breaks through and captures the essence of a story that we've all been hearing about. John Moore made one of those images last week, when he photographed a 2-year-old Honduran girl stopped by the Border Patrol after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. The photo is taken from her vantage point. Adults loom over her in the dark out of frame, and she's crying as her mother is searched. Moore had been photographing Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley on June 12. On that...

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Gov. Hutchinson attends Rage Fabrications opening in Trumann

About three years ago Ronnie Samuel’s son was searching for a bumper for his ATV. When Samuel saw what was on the market, he told his son they could make something better. Rage Fabrications was born. The company opened its doors on a new facility Monday (June 18) in Trumann. Samuel told Talk Business & Politics his company invested about $200,000 in the company and it employs 10 workers. The facility located in the Truman industrial park is owned by the city, but Rage has signed a lease for at least five years and it has options for it to be extended up to 20 years.

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Nu-Blu to perform at KASU's Bluegrass Monday June 25

The band Nu-Blu will perform a concert of bluegrass music on Monday, June 25, at 7:00 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould, Arkansas. The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM. KASU will literally “pass the hat” during the concert to collect money to pay the group. The suggested donation is $5 per person. Nu-Blu was founded in 2003 by husband-and-wife Daniel and Carolyn Routh. Over the past 15 years, the band...

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Federal prosecutors have charged a former CIA software engineer with stealing secret material from the agency and passing it along to "an organization that purports to publicly disseminate classified, sensitive, and confidential information."

Since early May, 2,342 children have been separated from their parents after crossing the Southern U.S. border, according to the Department of Homeland Security, as part of a new immigration strategy by the Trump administration that has prompted widespread outcry.

Here's what we know about the policy, its history and its effects:

Does the Trump administration have a policy of separating families at the border?

Yes.

A Look At Social Media Finds Some Possible Benefits For Kids

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Screen time is often considered the enemy when it comes to teaching kids to be active and well-behaved. But should all forms of media be considered equal?

Research being presented Tuesday finds that for 9- and 10-year-old children taking part in a study of brain development, greater social media use, such as using scrolling through Instagram and texting, was associated with some positive effects, including increased physical activity, less family conflict and fewer sleep problems.

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MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:

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President Trump told House Republicans that he will support them "1,000 percent" in their efforts to pass immigration legislation later this week. Republicans left the wide-ranging talk in the Capitol in good spirits but still unsure if they have the votes to pass a bill.

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Recreational marijuana may soon be legal in Canada, after both the House of Commons and the Senate approved the Cannabis Act. Legal sales are likely to begin before the end of summer after the Senate voted 52-29 Tuesday night to approve the bill, the CBC reports.

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About three years ago Ronnie Samuel’s son was searching for a bumper for his ATV. When Samuel saw what was on the market, he told his son they could make something better.

Rage Fabrications was born.

The company opened its doors on a new facility Monday (June 18) in Trumann. Samuel told Talk Business & Politics his company invested about $200,000 in the company and it employs 10 workers. The facility located in the Truman industrial park is owned by the city, but Rage has signed a lease for at least five years and it has options for it to be extended up to 20 years.

The discovery by the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks of an impaired pathologist on staff last autumn was finally made public Monday morning at a hastily called press conference inside the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks auditorium.

Three members of Arkansas's congressional delegation, regional and federal Veterans Administration officials, and myriad veterans group leaders were present.

Officials say after an internal investigation it has been determined that the medical records of more than 19,000 veteran patients from across the country treated at the Fayetteville VA will have to be externally reviewed for errors.

Sometimes, an image breaks through and captures the essence of a story that we've all been hearing about. John Moore made one of those images last week, when he photographed a 2-year-old Honduran girl stopped by the Border Patrol after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

The photo is taken from her vantage point. Adults loom over her in the dark out of frame, and she's crying as her mother is searched.

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Officials say China-based Risever plant is a testament to workforce in Jonesboro, NEA

Hefei Risever Machinery Co., Arkansas' 5th Chinese-headquartered company, broke ground on Friday, in the Northeast corner of the state. The ceremony took place at their new location—behind FMH Conveyors at the Craighead Technology Park in East Jonesboro. Risever makes fabrication parts for various manufacturers, such as Caterpillar and Volvo. Back in 2017, Risever announced their plans to build their first North American plant in Jonesboro.

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