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Griffin also drops support for Internet anti-piracy bill

Griffin also drops support for Internet anti-piracy bill

WASHINGTON — Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Little Rock, late Wednesday withdrew his support for anti-piracy legislation after receiving a deluge of online protests set off by Internet giants Google and Wikipedia.

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Arkansas freshmen protest raising debt ceiling

Arkansas freshmen protest raising debt ceiling

WASHINGTON — In what amounted to a symbolic vote of protest, House Republicans today passed a resolution opposing a $1.2 trillion increase in the federal debt limit.

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Arkansans divided on West Memphis Three ruling

Arkansans divided on West Memphis Three ruling

LITTLE ROCK — A new poll shows Arkansans are divided on a judge's ruling that allowed three men accused in the 1993 deaths of three West Memphis boys to go free after 18 years in prison.

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Ross campaign to return some contributions

Ross campaign to return some contributions

WASHINGTON — Rep. Mike Ross, D-Prescott, who announced Monday that he will not seek a seventh term in Congress, plans to refund a portion of the contributions his campaign collected this year.

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Farmers facing drought-like conditions

Farmers facing drought-like conditions

JONESBORO — Eastern Arkansas farmers who not long ago wondered if flooding would ruin planting are now faced with drought-like conditions.

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Russellville yearbook entry naming Bush among worst raises ire

Russellville yearbook entry naming Bush among worst raises ire

RUSSELLVILLE — Former President Bush and his vice president, Dick Cheney, are named among the worst people of all time in a middle school yearbook. School officials are not amused.

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Griffin a ‘no’ vote on raising debt ceiling

Griffin a ‘no’ vote on raising debt ceiling

LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., says he'd vote "no" today to raising the U.S. debt ceiling. But he says his mind could be changed.

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Boozman: Mideast unrest should drive U.S. energy independence

Boozman: Mideast unrest should drive U.S. energy independence

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., returned from a week-long trip to northern Africa and the Middle East convinced the U.S. should increase domestic energy production to lessen the nation's dependence on an oil-producing region that is in political turmoil.

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Womack joins GOP leaders on latest budget offer

Womack joins GOP leaders on latest budget offer

WASHINGTON — Rep. Steve Womack joined House Republican leaders today to unveil a two-week budget extension to avert a government shutdown.

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Child dies in Rogers apartment fire

Child dies in Rogers apartment fire

ROGERS — Firefighters in Rogers say a 5-year-old has died in an early morning apartment fire.

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