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Arkansas compromise Medicaid expansion stays alive
Arkansas’ first-in-the-nation plan that uses Medicaid funds to buy private insurance for the poor survived an effort to defund it Tuesday, as lawmakers gave final approval to continue a program that has extended health coverage to nearly 94,000 people.
Prosecutor in Army sex case wanted charges dropped
About a month before a U.S. Army general's trial on sexual assault charges, the lead prosecutor broke down in tears, appearing drunk and suicidal as he told a superior he didn't think the closely watched case should go forward, according to testimony Tuesday.
Woman killed, 7 hurt in N.J. blast after gas leak
A gas leak and subsequent explosion destroyed at least 10 houses and damaged dozens of others at a suburban town house development Tuesday, killing a woman and injuring seven workers, authorities said.
McDaniel announces for Superior Court Judge
Brian McDaniel officially qualified for election to the Superior Court of the Southern Circuit.
Planetarium weighs ‘The Future of the Planets’
What does the future hold for the planets of our solar system, and for those around other stars?
Today in History for Wednesday, March 5, 2014
In 1770, the Boston Massacre took place as British soldiers who’d been taunted by a crowd of colonists opened fire, killing five people.
Radio Shack closing 1,100 stores
Dismal fourth quarter sales drives national retailer to close stores.
Harsh U.S. winter extends into March
On the latest snow day in a winter full of them, residents of parts of the South, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast were coping with several inches of snow on top of a layer of slush.
Ga. House votes for legalizing medical marijuana
Patients suffering from illnesses including cancer and seizures could take a form of medical marijuana under a plan that Georgia’s state legislators backed Monday ahead of an important deadline that sorts out which bills go forward and which will likely fail for the year.
Former officer indicted by grand jury
A former Valdosta police officer has been indicted on two counts of sexual exploitation of children, according to a press release from the Valdosta Police Department.
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