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Dillard has spent more than 40 years in public service, including two stints as Mountain Home mayor and more than a decade as Baxter County judge.

Mountain Home Mayor Joe Dillard announced Thursday night that he will not seek another term in office.
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Iceland could become the first country in Europe to ban male circumcision, prompting criticism from religious groups about the ritual practiced in both Judaism and Islam.

Iceland debates a bill to impose a six-year sentence on anyone who "removes part or all of (a child's) sexual organs" for non-medical reasons.
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Despite recent bipartisan budget deal, the government is still running on yet another short-term spending bill. The latest spending patch expires at midnight March 23rd, setting up another funding cliff in five weeks.

Congress has passed a series of short-term funding patches to keep the government running. Experts say it's a wasteful and disruptive way to operate.
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The FBI received two tips about Nikolas Cruz, the self-confessed gunman in the Feb. 14 killings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., but did not act on them.

The FBI received two tips raising red flags about Nikolas Cruz.
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"I'm not going to go shoot them and kill them." When Muhammad Ali registered for conscientious objector status during the Vietnam War, he gave up everything. You'll want your sound on for this. https://usat.ly/2EORb8K

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"Toxic masculinity" is a stereotypical sense of masculinity that embodies certain behaviors like denying help or emotions, which psychologists and sociologists say are harmful to men and to society.

Stereotypical or "toxic" masculinity is "not just outwardly destructive but also inwardly destructive," experts say.
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The Juul vaporizer (stylized as "JUUL") looks like a USB flash drive. It even charges when plugged into a laptop. It's small enough to fit inside an enclosed hand, and comes with flavors like creme brulee, mango and fruit medley, all of which are too "kid friendly" for U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer's taste.

Looks like a USB. Works like a vape device. Most adults don't know what it is.
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Nearly 4 million telephone calls and emails have poured into the so-called Public Access Line since the operations were consolidated six years ago.

The busy call center had been operating in near-anonymity – until the Florida school shooting.
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The new policy will replace rules adopted during the Obama administration that allowed transgender troops to serve openly for the first time.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis set a Feb. 21 deadline for the new policy on transgender troops, six months after President Trump called for a ban.
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The first such national legislation of its kind in the world calls for a more humane death for lobsters: “rendering them unconscious” before plunging them into scalding water. Two methods are recommended: electrocution or sedating the lobster by dipping it into saltwater and then thrusting a knife into its brain.

The measure taking effect March 1 requires a humane death for the crustaceans before they're cooked because they sense pain.
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After initially dismissing a suggestion that Facebook may have played a part in a foreign influence campaign, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has acknowledged the interference and vowed to stop it. But messages have been mixed.

Social network facing renewed scrutiny over its role in Russian election interference.
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russian nationals and the Russian Internet Research Agency shows a wide range of interference in the 2016 presidential election in favor of Donald Trump and against Hillary Clinton

Russians set up fake campaign accounts, organizations and colluded with Americans to interfere in 2016 election, the indictment shows.
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The gun store where Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz legally bought his AR-15 rifle has closed down for good Friday, with the former owners now being in favor for more restrictive gun control legislation.

The gun store where Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz legally bought his AR-15 rifle has closed down for good Friday, with the former owners now...
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The daily death toll from drug overdoses is like a 737 crashing and killing all the passengers on board. If plane crashes like that happened a few days in a row, “we’d shut the skies down until we figured out the problem,” said former Mississippi Attorney General Mike Moore.

America’s opioid epidemic could claim 1 million lives by 2020.
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"I can’t emphasize the importance of their work, because we wouldn’t have the money to do this without them." http://ow.ly/JBIm30iumYF

Groups like Master Naturalists, the Ozark Highlands Trail Association and Friends of David’s Trail are working to extend the mileage to Missouri.
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A bill to allow a principal to designate someone to carry firearms on public school campuses will be heard Tuesday in the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee.

It's an idea proposed by Republican state Sen. Dennis Baxley, author of the nation’s first Stand Your Ground law.
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Facebook is planning to use U.S. mail to verify people who create political ads in the future.

Facebook is planning to use U.S. mail to verify people who create political ads in the future.
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