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October 02, 2014

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Realtor's body found; suspect pleads not guilty

LITTLE ROCK -- A parolee accused of abducting and killing a top-selling Arkansas real estate agent had contacted her to set up an appointment to view a vacant house, authorities said Tuesday, hours after discovering the woman's body in a shallow grave at a concrete company.

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Bill Clinton to headline rallies for Arkansas Dems

LITTLE ROCK -- Former President Bill Clinton will headline a series of rallies for Arkansas Democrats next week, lending a hand in the party's efforts to fend off a Republican takeover of his home state's top offices in the November election, party officials announced Monday.

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Authorities seek missing realtor

Realtor Beverly Carter planned to show several houses Thursday evening, all of them in the vicinity of Scott -- population 72 -- which straddles the line between Pulaski and Lonoke counties.

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Arkansas AG: Martin's office to defend voter ID

LITTLE ROCK -- Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Wednesday that the secretary of state's office will defend Arkansas' voter ID law when a lawsuit over its constitutionality goes before the state Supreme Court next week.

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Groundbreaking held for new Arkansas steel mill

OSCEOLA -- Officials broke ground Monday on a $1.3 billion steel mill in northeast Arkansas that's being touted as a boon to the economically struggling Delta region and the largest single private investment in Arkansas' history.

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Refugee flood to Turkey hits 100K

KUCUK KENDIRCILER, Turkey -- The 19-year-old Kurdish militant, who has been fighting the Islamic State group in Syria, brought his family across the border into Turkey to safety Sunday. But in the tranquility of a Turkish tea garden just miles from the frontier, Dalil Boras vowed to head back after nightfall to continue the fight.

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Ross, Hutchinson spar over tax cuts, ads in debate

LITTLE ROCK -- Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson and Democratic rival Mike Ross sparred over their competing tax cut plans and negative ads blanketing Arkansas' airwaves as they squared off in an occasionally testy debate Friday night.

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Cotton defends farm bill vote in new television ad

LITTLE ROCK -- Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tom Cotton defended his vote against the farm bill in a new television ad Thursday, pushing back on an issue where Democrats are trying to cast him as out of touch with rural Arkansas.

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