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Arkansas Gov Will Pardon Son's Pot Conviction

Kyle Beebe was busted in 2003

(Newser) - The worst thing about having a famous and powerful dad? The extra notoriety surrounding your marijuana conviction. The best? Having dad make said marijuana conviction go away. Such is the case of Kyle Beebe, the 34-year-old son of Mike Beebe, who happens to be governor of Arkansas and as such... More »

Arkansas Bans Abortions After 12 Weeks

State will have strictest rule in the nation

(Newser) - Arkansas is turning into ground zero in the fight over abortion. State lawmakers today easily override a veto and cleared the way for legislation that outlaws almost all abortions after 12 weeks, reports AP . When the measure goes into effect this summer, it will give Arkansas the strictest abortion law... More »

After Veto, Arkansas Tries to Save 12-Week Abortion Ban

Override attempt begins in state Senate today

(Newser) - Last week, Arkansas' governor vetoed a ban on abortions after the 20-week mark; the state legislature overrode the veto . Now, Gov. Mike Beebe has vetoed a bill that would ban abortions after just 12 weeks—and once again, lawmakers will today try to override the Democrat's veto; success would... More »

Arkansas Enacts Tough Abortion Law, Promises Tougher

Bans abortions after 20 weeks, with eye on 12-week ban

(Newser) - Arkansas' Republican-dominated Senate voted yesterday to override a governor's veto a day after the House had done the same, banning nearly all abortions in the state after 20 weeks of pregnancy, reports the New York Times . Arkansas becomes the 10th state with such a law, despite a Supreme Court... More »

Jerry Brown Wins; Cuomo Trounces Paladino

Deval Patrick wins in Massachusetts

(Newser) - Democrat Andrew Cuomo coasted past tea party Republican Carl Paladino after an exceedingly nasty race to win election as governor of New York, the job his father, Mario, held in the 1980s and '90s. On the other coast, Californians gave Jerry Brown another crack at the job he held 28... More »

Arkansas Flash Floods Kill at Least 20

Victims were near popular campgrounds in Little Rock area

(Newser) - Floodwaters that rose as swiftly as 8 feet an hour rushed into a remote Arkansas valley early today, killing at least 20 people, many of them campers who became trapped by a devastating wall of water. Dozens more are missing and feared dead. Around dawn, floodwaters barreled through a campground... More »

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