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Cotton calls for destruction of Hamas

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton called Friday for the destruction of Hamas as a House panel endorsed pro-Israeli resolutions drafted in response to a vote by the UN Human Rights Council to launch an inquiry of possible Israeli human rights violations in Gaza.

Main Street Wendy’s closes

Workers board up the Wendy’s on Main Street in Pine Bluff on Monday. A local manager said the fast-food restaurant was closing, but calls to the district manager who owns the business went unanswered this week. By the end of the week, all the Wendy’s signage on the building had been removed. (Ryan Smith/Pine Bluff Commercial)