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President Obama issues disaster declaration for Texas

President Barack Obama issued a disaster declaration Friday for flood-ravaged Texas, the White House said in a statement late Friday.


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Bank of America

Bank of America fined $30M for debt collection practices of military personnel

Regulators say the bank violated the law protecting service members by taking improper legal action for delinquent credit card accounts and overdrafts.

Prescription drugs

State Rep. Lynn Morris pharmacy license under probation for state violations

Morris signed a settlement acknowledging he filled prescriptions for himself and family dog without doctor's authorization. 

Arkansas group seeks to overturn gay marriage ban

Arkansas justices reject new arguments in gay marriage case

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court says it won't hear new arguments over whether to legalize gay marriage, but will leave a ban in place until it rules.

Arkansas group seeks to overturn gay marriage ban

Arkansas justices won't hear new arguments in gay marriage case

In unsigned orders released Thursday, justices refused to lift a year-old stay that prevents county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Arkansas primary change would be temporary under compromise

Revised proposal would move the state's primaries from May to March under an effort to create a southeastern regional nominating contest.

John Diehl

Missouri House group reviews intern policy following scandal

Former House Speaker John Diehl resigned the last day of the session on May 15 after admitting he exchanged suggestive text messages with a 19-year-old intern.

Absentee voting

Proposal to move Arkansas primary gets House OK, stalls in Senate

The legislation would make Arkansas part of a planned regional nominating contest among southeastern states that supporters have dubbed the "SEC Primary."

EPA Water standards

EPA rules to protect drinking water, regulate small streams

Local senators call it federal "overreach", call for approval of alternate proposal.

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