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The House Judiciary Committee is holding its first hearing in the impeachment inquiry, focused on constitutional grounds for impeachment. The Judiciary Committee is tasked with drafting potential articles of impeachment against President Trump. Watch the hearing live.

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Lawmakers are calling for an investigation into a troubled student loan discharge program one day after an NPR report revealed that the program — meant to erase the student debts of borrowers with significant, permanent disabilities — wasn't helping the vast majority of those who are eligible.

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The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is in the process of creating Arkansas’ Northeast Rice Research and Extension Center.  Leading the project is the Director Dr. Tim Burcham.  Burcham was previously dean of the former College of Agriculture and Technology at Arkansas State University.  KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves conducted this interview with Burcham and asked how his love for agriculture started.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview. 

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The official grand opening of the Embassy Suites hotel and the Red Wolf Convention Center is set for January 16th.  However, one event has already taken place, as the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce held their annual chamber banquet inside the Red Wolf Convention Center.  Dr.

A comet from another star will swing by our sun Dec. 8.

Known as 2I/Borisov, it is the first comet to ever be seen coming from interstellar space. But despite its alien origins, astronomers say it actually looks pretty familiar.

"Borisov is a comet very like what we have in our own solar system," says Michele Bannister, a planetary astronomer at Queen's University Belfast told NPR's Short Wave. Whatever planetary system it formed in, "it's a lot like our own."

A new Gilded Age has emerged in America — a 21st century version.

The wealth of the top 1% of Americans has grown dramatically in the past four decades, squeezing both the middle class and the poor. This is in sharp contrast to Europe and Asia, where the wealth of the 1% has grown at a more constrained pace.

Time correspondent Simon Shuster recently spoke with Ukraine's president. After six months in office, Shuster says Volodymyr Zelensky is "quite cynical" and feels "there are no reliable allies."

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves. This is the weekly segment called “A-State Connections and Create@State: Making Connections That Count”.  In this interview, I talked with Associate Professor and Director of Research in the Masters of Athletic Training Program Dr. Scott Bruce and Cleveland, Ohio native graduate student Megan Etter.  Dr. Bruce tells about the program.  He also talks about research being conducted to help Arkansas State’s baseball team.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

One of opera's leading men, Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo, was dismissed Thursday by two of the world's most prestigious houses: the Royal Opera in London and New York's Metropolitan Opera.

His firing comes after an investigation by the Royal Opera [RO], which determined that he had demonstrated "inappropriate and aggressive behavior" during an RO tour of Japan in September.

Roughly a week after a massive explosion tore through a petrochemical plant in Port Neches, residents of the Southeast Texas city are being asked to leave to avoid its lingering effects.

On Thursday morning officials in town and Jefferson County reaffirmed a voluntary evacuation order due to high levels of a harmful chemical in the area.


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Jazz for the Holidays

KASU's holiday concert extravaganza featuring talented local musicians.

Associated Press Election 2020 Candidate Tracker

2020 Election Candidate Guide

More than two dozen people are running for president. Learn about them and see where they stand on key issues with this guide. Courtesy Associated Press.

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