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Job-search firm seeks FBI's help in tracing virus; data on 19,000 Arkansans stored in breached system

The Kansas-based contractor that found a malicious virus in its digital system for job seekers in Arkansas and at least two other states has requested FBI assistance with the investigation, a state government official said Monday.

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Program sets Arkansas inmates on new path; Christianity-based effort aims to reduce recidivism

Kenneth Janski, after spending about 15 of the past 17 years in Arkansas prisons, said he volunteered to extend his current sentence.

Loblolly co-owner a curious traveler

Mary Lynn Dudley, who co-owned the former Hot Springs horse-racing stable that produced winners at the Belmont and Preakness stakes, died Friday of lung cancer. She was 77.

Virus found in database of job seekers, state says

Investigators are trying to determine whether personal information -- including Social Security numbers -- for an estimated 19,000 Arkansas job seekers was stolen after a virus was detected in a statewide database, a government spokesman said.

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Guatemalans pray for reprieve

A Hispanic pastor and her husband will learn within days whether they'll receive another one-year reprieve from deportation, their attorney said moments after the couple anxiously met with immigration authorities.

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Georgia O'Keeffe pastel hangs briefly at Arkansas Arts Center

One of the Arkansas Arts Center's most-prized works, a long-hidden pastel drawing by Georgia O'Keeffe, will relinquish its exhibit space this month before it's sequestered in a dark room for at least three years, a curator said.

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Arkansas site for migrant kids' shelter called off

With the federal government backing away from using the former Ouachita Job Corps Center as a shelter for unaccompanied alien children, the Arkansas National Guard will push forward on plans to take over the site, officials said.

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450 turn out for Tom Cotton's session; he pledges to go to Little Rock 'soon'

At his second town-hall meeting in 10 days, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton said Saturday that he would schedule another question-and-answer session -- a format some of his colleagues have avoided -- in Democrat-leaning Pulaski County.

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Cotton advises a grain of salt

Senator: Beware unnamed sources

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton on Friday urged attendees of the largest-ever Northeast Arkansas Political Animals gathering to "not believe" what anonymous sources tell the media, after he was asked whether he's concerned about reported meetings between President Donald Trump's campaign staff and Russian officials.

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Architect seeks a more inviting Arts Center

As the Arkansas Arts Center embarks on a $46 million expansion and renovation, the project's lead architect said she hopes to make the "fortresslike" building more inviting while tying it in with its surroundings.

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