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Some in Arkansas delegation say opportunity to get rid of Obama health law missed

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON — House Republicans blew their chance to get rid of former President Barack Obama’s health care law and it’s a decision they’ll eventually regret, U.S. Rep. Steve Womack said Friday. Continue reading...

Trump, GOP pull health bill

Obama law to continue, Ryan states

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act off the House floor Friday when it became clear that the bill would fail. Continue reading...

Trump provides pipeline consent

Keystone’s jobs cited in decision

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump gave the go-ahead to the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring it a "great day for American jobs" and siding with energy advocates over environmental groups in a heated debate over climate change. Continue reading...

State's jobless rate again at record low

At 3.7%, it ranks 13th-best in U.S.

Subscriber onlyArkansas' unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in February, setting a record low for the second-straight month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. Continue reading...

Health care mandates staying put

GOP revamp would have eliminated 10 ‘essential’ benefits

Subscriber onlyThe failure of Republicans to replace the Affordable Care Act means insurers will continue to cover 10 federally required minimum benefits for consumers, at least for now. Continue reading...

Former Trump aide offers to testify

Ex-campaign chief Manafort seeks interview by lawmakers in Russia investigation

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, a key figure in investigations into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, has volunteered to be interviewed by lawmakers as part of an increasingly partisan House probe into the Kremlin's alleged meddling in the 2016 election. Continue reading...

Vet who lost legs in war now serves with police

Subscriber onlyBRENTWOOD, N.Y. -- The wounded warrior is now a police officer -- and he'll be walking the beat on titanium legs. Continue reading...

Pence’s planned ‘listening session’ in state called off

Trip postponed after GOP’s health bill runs into trouble

Subscriber onlyWith the Republican health care plan in peril, Vice President Mike Pence canceled a trip to Little Rock scheduled for Friday. Continue reading...

5 more senators Gorsuch no votes

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Five more Democrats said Friday that they will vote against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and will support a filibuster against him. Continue reading...

Federal judge in Virginia rejects bid to block proposed travel ban

Will appeal ruling, says lawyer for Muslim civil-rights group

Subscriber onlyMcLEAN, Va. -- A federal judge in Virginia ruled against a Muslim civil-rights group that sought to block the proposed travel ban by President Donald Trump's administration. Continue reading...

The nation in brief

Subscriber onlyConcealed guns for most now N.D. law Continue reading...

16-year-old girl gets probation for throwing infant out window

Subscriber onlyOMAHA, Neb. — A Nebraska 16-year-old who admitted throwing her newborn out a second-floor window has been sentenced to probation and sent to a group home for causing the baby’s death. Continue reading...

Police arrest man after four people found dead

Subscriber onlySACRAMENTO, Calif. — Police arrested a 56-year-old man Friday on suspicion of homicide in the killings of two adults and two children in Sacramento a day earlier. Continue reading...

Arkansas governor confident Congress will revisit health law

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he believes Congress will ultimately agree on a replacement for the federal health overhaul despite House Republicans failing to dismantle the law. Continue reading...

Trump approves Keystone XL, calling it 'great day' for jobs

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared it a "great day for American jobs" Friday as he formally green-lighted the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the $8 billion project to finally be completed. Continue reading...

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