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  1. extreme weather
    Many Feared Dead After Tornadoes Tear Through Central U.S.: UpdatesAt least 50 people may have been killed at a factory in Kentucky. More than 30 tornadoes struck at least six states overnight Friday.
  2. politics
    Whatever Happened to ‘the Clinton Kid’?The curious reappearance of the man at the heart of a mostly forgotten conspiracy theory.
  3. 2022 midterms
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Announce Run for Arkansas Governor: ReportWhile the position of White House press secretary isn’t often used as a platform for higher office, Sanders has been long expected to run in 2022.
  4. health care
    Federal Judge Rejects Trump Attempt to Attach Work Requirements to MedicaidA D.C. judge rules that the purpose of Medicaid is health coverage, not conservative social engineering.
  5. black conservatives
    Black Conservatives Could Attract Black Voters If They Treated Them Like AdultsA controversial radio ad in Arkansas showcases why Republicans fail to win black votes — even when they use black spokespersons.
  6. Another Big Primary Night for Democratic WomenPrimaries in three southern states plus runoffs in Texas continued to shape a competitive midterm, with Democratic women doing particularly well.
  7. The Two Staceys Versus GOP Wild Men: A Preview of Tuesday’s PrimariesGubernatorial primaries in Georgia and congressional contests in Arkansas, Kentucky, and Texas are on tap for May 22.
  8. The Clintons Will Keep a Low Profile in the MidtermsFor the first time since the 1980s, Bill and Hillary are not likely to be major factors in a national election.
  9. capital punishment
    Arkansas Carries Out First Double Execution in Two DecadesThe state has been rushing to put inmates to death before its lethal-injection drug expires.
  10. Gorsuch’s Arrival at SCOTUS Lethal for Arkansas Death-Row InmatesThe new Justice was the deciding vote that allowed Arkansas’s breakneck schedule of lethal injections to proceed.
  11. Federal Judge Blocks Arkansas’s Execution SpreeThe state will appeal the ruling, but may not be able to get its controversial execution schedule back on track.
  12. Drug Companies Join Effort to Stop Arkansas Execution SpreeThe companies say the state broke rules to obtain the drugs, which are not supposed to be used in executions.
  13. Arkansas to Execute 7 Men in 11 Days As Lethal Drug Nears ExpirationThe inmates have sued, calling the rapid pace of executions reckless and unconstitutional.
  14. gay rights
    Why Arkansas Lawmakers Claim They Need a Religious-Freedom LawThey say it has nothing to do with LGBT discrimination, but that’s not what they said two months ago.
  15. hillary watch
    Arkansas Official Explains Hillary Won’t Actually ‘Get Shot’ If She ReturnsThe gun reference wasn’t meant in a “hostile way.”
  16. equal rites
    Same-Sex Weddings Begin in ArkansasProgress continues its march South.
  17. crimes and misdemeanors
    107-Year-Old Dies in a Hail of Police GunfireAfter gas fails to subdue him.
  18. other states’ embarrassments
    Second Arkansas Lawmaker Defends Slavery“If slavery were so God-awful, why …” 
  19. awful things
    Arkansas Lawmaker Concludes That Slavery Was Actually Good for Black PeopleThis is pretty revolting.
  20. early and awkward
    Obama Faces Comparatively Unremarkable Primary Challenger in ArkansasHe isn’t in prison and he has normal hair, so what’s even the point?
  21. it’s science
    Greenbrier, Arkansas, Has Experienced 50 Earthquakes This WeekThat’s a lot of earthquakes!
  22. the birds
    5,000 Dead Blackbirds Had ‘Hit Something Very Hard’When they shouldn’t have been out flying in the first place.
  23. the birds
    Thousands of Blackbirds Dropped Dead From the Sky in Arkansas This WeekendHuh?
  24. manderson
    Anderson Cooper Calls Out Another Fully Grown Gay BullyIs Anderson Cooper a new gay-rights crusader?
  25. we feel like we’re taking crazy pills
    Arkansans Somewhat More Ignorant Than the Rest of AmericaAbout seven people there think Obama is a natural-born citizen.
  26. song of the south
    In Arkansas, Chuck Schumer Is Known As ‘That Jew’Oh, South, you are incorrigible.