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Arkansas ACT scores show improvement

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ high school graduating class of 2014 took the ACT college entrance exam in higher numbers and on average scored higher than the 2013 senior class, the state Department of Education said Wednesday in a news release.

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.