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Mumps cases reach 20 at LSU: Fox 8 report.

The first cases were reported by the Louisiana Department of Health in mid-March, after an outbreak in Arkansas.

- Times-Picayune - US

Man hailed as hero in Kansas bar shooting honored with $100K.

A man wounded last month while trying to intervene in an apparently racially motivated shooting at a suburban Kansas City bar has been honored with a $100,000 check.

- FOX News - US

The Latest: New lawsuit filed over Arkansas executions.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. " The Latest on developments regarding Arkansas' plans to execute eight inmates over a 10-day period next month :3:40 p.m.Five of the eight Arkansas inmates facing lethal injection next...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

SEC asks Arkansas to exempt stadiums, arenas from gun law.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. " The Southeastern Conference said Tuesday it wants Arkansas lawmakers to exempt college sporting events such as football games from a new law greatly expanding where concealed handguns are allowed, citing concerns...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Lawmakers In Republican-led Kansas Vote To Expand Medicaid.

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas' Republican-controlled Legislature approved an expansion Tuesday of state health coverage to thousands of poor adults under the federal Affordable Care Act, which the GOP and President Donald Trump have promised to repeal.

- TPM News - US

Arkansas lawmaker: Online taxes bill dead for the session.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. " A proposal to force online retailers to collect Arkansas sales taxes failed for the third time before a House committee Tuesday, prompting a lawmaker sponsoring the measure to declare it dead for the session.The...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Lawmakers in Republican-led Kansas vote to expand Medicaid.

TOPEKA, Kan. " Kansas' Republican-controlled Legislature approved an expansion Tuesday of state health coverage to thousands of poor adults under former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, days after the collapse of...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

1841 Mountain Howitzer cannon replica serves as history tool at Arkansas historic site.

It's an attractive display in the Drennen-Scott House's visitor center, but the Model 1841 replica "Mountain Howitzer" also serves as an educational tool for both local and national history.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Holdout states look to expand Medicaid as ObamaCare endures.

Legislators in Maine, Virginia, Georgia, and Kansas are exploring the possibility of expanding Medicaid after the Affordable Care Act survived last week following the failure of a Republican-backed health-care bill, Vox reports. "I'm not an activist or supporter now, but I can see when things are working," explained Kansas ...

- The Week - US

Obamacare Is the Law of the Land, and Kansas Republicans Couldn't Be Happier.

Many Republicans politicians are already moving on from Paul Ryan and Donald Trump's failure to repeal Obamacare—and in one state, they're accepting that reality by embracing a key measure in the Affordable Care Act. On Monday evening, the Kansas state Senate voted to accept the ACA's Medicaid expansion, a policy that ...

- Mother Jones - US

Kansas wheat farmers look to Cuba to solve U.S. agriculture crisis.

This segment originally aired March. 20, 2017, on VICE News Tonight on HBO.  A surplus of wheat and a strong U.S. dollar have created the worst economic downturn in American agriculture in decades. The market slump is clearly affecting the farming community of Claflin, Kansas, where stores are going out of business and

- VICE News - US

Indian-Americans Reward Man Who Intervened in Kansas Shooting

Ian Grillot, who was shot and wounded when he reacted to an attack on two Indians, received a $100,000 check from India House Houston to help buy a home.

- International NY Times - US

Report: Seven lawsuits filed over Arby's data breach

Seven federal lawsuits have been filed over the data breach last fall at Arby's restaurants, the Associated Press reported. According to the news service, eight credit unions and banks from Indiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Montana have filed suit since early February. Arby's announced March ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Board recommends rejecting clemency for 2 Arkansas inmates

The Arkansas Parole Board recommended Monday that the governor reject long-shot bids for clemency by two of inmates facing lethal injection next month, as a new lawsuit challenges the state's unprecedented plan to conduct four double executions over a 10-day period.

- WRAL.com - US

GOP's ACA Repeal Failure In Congress Boosts Medicaid Effort In Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. — Legislators and advocates in Kansas pushing to expand the state's health coverage for the poor to thousands of adults are buoyed by the failure of Republicans in Washington to repeal former President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

- TPM News - US

Arkansas inmates ask judge to halt four double-executions planned over 10-day stretch

The eight inmates facing lethal injection in Arkansas next month asked a federal judge on Monday to block the state's unprecedented plan to conduct four nights of double executions over a 10-day period. Attorneys for the inmates sought a preliminary injunction to halt the executions, which are scheduled to begin April 17, ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Eight Arkansas death row inmates sue to block executions over 10 days

Eight Arkansas death row inmates who are scheduled to die over a 10-day period in April filed a lawsuit in federal court on Monday to halt their executions, saying the state's rush to the death chamber was reckless and unconstitutional. Governor Asa Hutchinson has approved back-to-back executi...

- The Raw Story - US

GOP failure in Congress boosts Medicaid effort in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. " Legislators and advocates in Kansas pushing to expand the state's health coverage for the poor to thousands of adults are buoyed by the failure of Republicans in Washington to repeal former President Barack Obama's...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Arkansas officials planning eight executions in 10 days face a new challenge: Not enough people to watch

By law, six people much watch all executions to ensure that the state's death penalty laws are properly followed, but the state has struggled to find people to do so and are now asking for volunteers

- National Post - CA

Eight Arkansas death row inmates sue to block executions over 10 days

Governor Asa Hutchinson has approved back-to-back executions for April 17, 20, 24 and 27 to make sure a difficult-to-acquire lethal injection chemicals do not expire before the state can implement the punishments. Arkansas' last execution was in 2005, and it has faced numerous legal challenges since then about its protocols ...

- Yahoo! News - US

The Latest: Board recommends rejecting clemency for inmates

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. " The Latest on eight upcoming executions in Arkansas :3 p.m.The Arkansas Parole Board is recommending the governor reject long-shot bids for clemency by two inmates facing lethal injection...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The best photos from the NCAA Tournament so far

Just like that, only four teams remain. After an exciting weekend that saw multiple buzzer beaters and some dynamite basketball, the Final Four is set. On the one side, Gonzaga reached its first Final Four and will play South Carolina, the biggest underdog of the tournament and arguably in tournament history. On the ...

- Business Insider - US

Kansas man donates 32 gallons of blood over 64 years

TOPEKA, Kan. — An 87-year-old Kansas man who has donated 32 gallons of blood over more than six decades credits his father for his...

- Townhall.com - US

'Hero' in Kansas triple shooting honored with $100,000

India House called Ian Grillot a 'genuine hero' and awarded him with $100,000.

- ABC News - US

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Oregon players celebrate with coach Dana Altman after a Midwest Regional final against Kansas in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. Oregon won 74-60.

- WRAL.com - US

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Oregon coach Dana Altman watches from the bench during the first half of the team's regional final against Kansas in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo.

- WRAL.com - US

Scientists change spinach leaves from heart-healthy to actual human heart tissue

Someone tell Popeye: Spinach isn't just good for your muscles. It can actually become muscles. Well, sort of. Researchers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Arkansas State … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Sen. Tom Cotton: The House moved too fast on repeal and replace

Sen. Tom Cotton, R - Arkansas told CBS' John Dickerson, "To release a bill that was written in secret and then expect to pass it in 18 days, I just don't think was feasible."

- CBS NEWS - US

Kansas shooting: Indian-American community raises $100,000 to honour survivor Ian Grillot

A 24-year-old American, who took a bullet for an Indian, has been honoured as "A True American Hero" by the Indian-American community in Houston which raised $100,000 to help him buy a house in his hometown Kansas. The post Kansas shooting: Indian-American community raises $100,000 to honour survivor Ian Grillot ...

- Firstpost - IN

Arkansas exposure bill targets transgender rights, will hit economy, foes say

An Arkansas lawmaker wants to expand the state's indecent exposure law in a move that opponents say could criminalize transgender people's use of bathrooms. Republican Rep. Bob Ballinger's proposal would make it a crime for people to knowingly expose their sex organs to someone of the opposite sex in a public place under ...

- The Japan Times - JP

A man to be executed in Arkansas next month is making a last ditch push for clemency

Reuters/Gary Cameron An Arkansas man on death row may get one last chance at clemency when lawyers present previously undisclosed evidence of severe childhood physical and sexual abuse to the parole board on Monday. Marcel Wayne Williams, 46, one of 8 Arkansas prisoners sentenced for execution in the month of April, was ...

- Business Insider - US

Indian-Americans raise USD 100,000 for Kansas shooting survivor Ian Grillot

A 24-year-old American, who took a bullet for an Indian, has been honoured as 'A True American Hero' by the Indian-American community.

- Zee News - IN

$1 lakh raised for Kansas braveheart

Indian-Americans collect funds for Ian Grillot, who tried to stop hate crime

- The Hindu - IN

Arkansas legislature passes law prohibiting deals with companies that boycott Israel

, The Arkansas state legislature has passed a law that prohibits state agencies from contracting with or investing in companies that boycott Israel. The law was sent to Arkansas State Gov. William Hutchinson on Friday for his signature. The bill passed the state House of Representatives on its third reading on Wednesday by ...

- JTA - US

Indian-Americans raise $100,000 for American who took bullet for Indians

The bullet that all-American hero Ian Grillot took standing up xenophobic hate against two Indian engineers in Kansas last month was worth more than handsome $100,000 the Indian-American community raised for him, because there is no price tag on compassion crowned by courage.

- Times Of India - IN

Arkansas legislature passes anti-BDS legislation

Arkansas state legislature passes a law that prohibits state agencies from contracting with or investing in companies that boycott Israel.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Opponents: Arkansas exposure bill targets transgender people

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. " An Arkansas lawmaker wants to expand the state's indecent exposure in a move that opponents say could criminalize transgender people's use of bathrooms.Republican Rep. Bob Ballinger's proposal would make...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

‘A true American hero’ honoured by Indians

A 24-year-old American, who took a bullet for an Indian, has been honoured as 'A True American Hero' by the Indian-American community in Houston which raised $100,000 to help him buy a house in his hometown Kansas.

- Times Of India - IN

Opponents: Arkansas exposure bill targets transgender people

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas lawmaker wants to expand the state's indecent exposure in a move that opponents say could criminalize...

- Townhall.com - US

Kansas shooting: Indian-Americans honour Ian Grillot for his heroism with USD 1,00,000 cheque

, Mar. 26 : Ian Grillot, who was injured while trying to intervene during the Kansas shooting incident that killed Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, was felicitated by Indian-Americans community in Houston."It is not every day that one meets a genuine hero - a person who risks his life for another, and takes a bullet ...

- Sify - IN

$100,000 given to American who tried saving Indians

Washington, March 26 The Indian American community in Houston has presented $100,000 to Ian Grillot, a 24-year-old American who was shot while trying to save Indian techies Srinivas Kuchibotla and Alok Madasani during a shooting in Kansas. The Indian Ambassador to the US, Navtej Sarna, presented the cheque to Grillot at ...

- Yahoo! News - US

NRIs raise $100k for Kansas shooting survivor

A 24-year-old American, who took a bullet for an Indian, has been honoured as 'A True American Hero' by the Indian-American community in Houston which raised $100,000 to help him buy a house in his hometown Kansas.

- Times Of India - IN

Indian-Americans raise USD 100,000 for Kansas survivor

A 24-year-old American, who took a bullet for an Indian, has been honoured as A True American Hero by the Indian-American community in Houston which raised USD 100,000 to help him buy a house in his hometown Kansas.Ian Grillot, who was injured when he tried to intervene in the shooting by a Navy veteran targetting Indians ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

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Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox heads to the basket during the second half of a second-round game against Wichita State in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Indianapolis. Kentucky won 65-62.

- WRAL.com - US

Storms destroy church, homes in week of turbulent weather

Storms demolished mobile homes in Arkansas and a church in Louisiana as a menacing weather system threatened several states across the South and Midwest, authorities said. A tornado destroyed four … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Nuts & Bolts: the guide to a Democratic campaign. What can special elections teach us?

Welcome back, Saturday Campaign D-I-Y'ers! For those who tune in, welcome to the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic campaign. Each week, we discuss issues that help drive successful campaigns. If you've missed prior diaries, please visit our group or follow Nuts & Bolts Guide. With only weeks away from two special elections in ...

- Daily Kos - US

Storms destroy church, homes in week of turbulent weather

Storms demolished mobile homes in Arkansas and a church in Louisiana as a menacing weather system threatened several states across the South and Midwest, authorities said.

- Billings Gazette - US

Storms destroy church, homes in week of turbulent weather

Storms demolished mobile homes in Arkansas and a church in Louisiana as a menacing weather system threatened several states across the South and...

- Townhall.com - US

Angry over U.S. healthcare fail, Trump voters spare him blame

The day after the flaming out of U.S. President Donald Trump's first major legislative initiative, his supporters across America were lashing out - at conservatives, at Democrats, at leaders of his Republican Party in Congress. "Being a businessman, he'll not take 'no' for an answer," said Tony Nappi, a 71-year-old from ...

- Yahoo! News - US

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FILE - In this April 7, 2008, file photo, Memphis coach John Calipari speaks during a press conference after the championship game against Kansas at the NCAA college basketball Final Four in San Antonio. The NCAA Tournament is bringing coach Calipari back to the town where fans still hate him for ditching the Memphis Tigers ...

- WRAL.com - US

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