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Dr. Eugene Smith, 8th President at Arkansas State, Remembered for University's Advancement

J ONESBORO – The Arkansas State University community today is remembering the life of Dr. Eugene W. Smith, the eighth president of the institution, who died Sunday following a lengthy illness. He was 88. The Board of Trustees appointed Smith president in February 1984, largely in recognition of his contributions and devotion to the institution's growth and advancement during the first 26 years of his career at the institution. "As an A-State alumnus, Eugene W. Smith brought passion and...

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In 'Waiting For Eden,' Grief With No Guarantee Of Closure

Elliot Ackerman served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. He's now a journalist and author, sometimes drawing on his own experiences as a U.S. Marine to inspire his fiction. His new novel, Waiting for Eden, explores the point where life is no longer worth living. Its main character, Eden, is a soldier who has been hospitalized, severely burned and unconscious, for three years. For the first time in those three years, his wife Mary leaves his side to spend Christmas with their young...

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The Trump administration says it wants to move to a "merit-based" immigration system — one that gives priority to immigrants who speak English and are highly educated.

But critics say that rhetoric is at odds with the administration's actions.

"Show me any policy that's come out so far that has actually made it easier for highly skilled immigrants," says Doug Rand, who worked in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under President Barack Obama.

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A solo yachtsman whose sailboat was rolled and dismasted in an Indian Ocean storm during a round-the-world race, has been rescued four days after calling for help.

Abhilash Tomy, a 39-year-old commander in the Indian navy, was taken from his smashed boat, Thuriya, approximately 1,900 miles west of Australia by a French fisheries patrol boat.

"Tomy was taken out of his yacht on a stretcher. He is conscious, and he is safe," an Indian navy spokesman Captain D.K. Sharma told reporters.

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There is another allegation of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. That's according to new reporting in The New Yorker magazine.

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Krista Holland wanders past huddles of people at a storm shelter in Chapel Hill, N.C. Some are wearing Red Cross vests; others are in bathrobes and pajamas. The Wilmington principal is looking for any of her students who may have evacuated to the shelter before Hurricane Florence made landfall.

She recognizes a young man wearing earbuds.

"You remember me," the longtime educator says. "Ms. Holland?"

In the days after a flood recedes, there's a scene that plays out repeatedly. House after house looks like it's gotten violently ill and vomited all of its waterlogged possessions out onto the lawn.

"It's just heartbreaking," Jerry Gray, 75, says while sitting in his front yard in Kinston, N.C. What used to be his worldly goods are strewn on the lawn around him — wet mattresses, broken furniture, soggy clothes.

"I've been here 16 years," Gray says with a sigh.

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Windgate Foundation Makes Record $6.7 Million Donation for 3-D Arts Facility

A record gift to the arts at Arkansas State University will result in construction of a new building on the A-State campus in Jonesboro. Representatives from Little Rock-based Windgate Foundation were on hand for the unveiling of their name on the gallery they recently endowed in Bradbury Arts Museum. After that, Arkansas State University Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse revealed to an excited crowd at the art museum about a huge donation. Six-point-seven-million-dollars has been donated to A...

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