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Purple Heart found among Arkansas' unclaimed property

LITTLE ROCK -- Angela Allen knew her father had served two tours in Vietnam with the Army and was aware of the medals he earned there, including a Purple Heart. But she had never laid eyes on them until Friday, more than a decade after her father passed away.

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Army recruiters shot in LR to receive Purple Heart

LITTLE ROCK -- After almost six years of letters, appeals and requests, an Arkansas soldier who was killed and another who was injured in a shooting outside of a Little Rock Army-Navy recruiting center in 2009 will be awarded Purple Hearts, several members of the Arkansas Congressional delegation announced Thursday.

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Hutchinson selects three justices for gay marriage case

LITTLE ROCK -- A former Supreme Court justice who helped strike down Arkansas' ban on gay foster parents and an ex-legislator who tried to reinstate that prohibition were appointed Tuesday to help decide a case related to the challenge over same-sex marriage.

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Facility that inspired primate law has past violations

LITTLE ROCK -- A spider monkey with bones poking out of his foot, baboons with skin lesions or scarred tails, other primates with injuries thought to be caused by frostbite -- those were the images that greeted federal officials during an inspection at the Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari last year.

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