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NWA Democrat-Gazette/ J.T. WAMPLER Stephanie Collier interviews LeDerrion Flynn as part of the homeless census of Benton and Washington counties.

Financial experts to discuss Arkansas, global economies

ROGERS — Regional, national and international experts are discussing the Arkansas, U.S. and world economies at the 21st annual business forecast luncheon. Continue reading...

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Gavin LesnickIndependent Citizens Commission member Barbara Graves speaks while vice chairman Chuck Banks looks on Friday.

Pay panel votes in favor of $39,400, $45,000 legislator salaries

The panel tasked with setting the salaries of elected officials in Arkansas on Friday voted to propose paying most state legislators $39,400 and the leaders of the two chambers $45,000. Continue reading...

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JOSEPH KACZMAREKPresident Barack Obama arrives Thursday evening in Philadelphia for a speech to the House Democratic Issues Conference.

Former GOP nominee Romney will not run for president in '16

WASHINGTON — Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016. Continue reading...

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Safi al-Kaseasbeh (center), ...

NASSER NASSERSafi al-Kaseasbeh (center), father of Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, urges Thursday in Amman, Jordan, that his son’s captors have mercy on a fellow Muslim and spare his son’s life.

Deadline passes; no word on swap

Agonized families of two beg Islamic State to spare captives

Subscriber onlyAMMAN, Jordan -- The father of a Jordanian fighter pilot and the wife of a Japanese journalist held by the Islamic State extremist group pleaded for their loved ones' lives after a possible prisoner swap wasn't carried out by a deadline of sunset Thursday. Continue reading...