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Arkansas Attorney General Announces Plans to Start Law Firm
Dustin McDaniel

Arkansas Attorney General Announces Plans to Start Law Firm

Outgoing Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says he's starting a private law firm with two of his top assistants when he leaves office next month.
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Arkansas, Others Join Texas-Led Immigration Lawsuit

Four more states have joined a Texas-led coalition suing the Obama administration over executive action on immigration.
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Fayetteville Voters Repeal Anti-Bias Ordinance

Voters in Fayetteville have repealed Ordinance 5703, which the city council passed by a 6-2 vote in the early-morning hours of Aug. 20.
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Arkansas Attorney General: 3 Arrested for Medicaid Fraud

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says health care workers in Benton, Craighead and Mississippi counties have been arrested in separate Medicaid fraud investigations.
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