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Former Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus, whose refusal to desegregate Little Rock's Central High School in 1957 forced President Eisenhower to send in federal troops, died this morning, possibly from spinal cancer. Faubus, who was 84, became the earliest symbol of Southern recalcitrance in the face of civil-rights reforms when he ordered the National Guard to bar black students from Central High, despite a federal court order. It was the first major U.S. enforcement of the landmark 1954 desegregation case, Brown v. the Board of Education.