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'I hope you pray for your salvation': Judge sentences man to life without parole for murder

After confessing to fatally shooting a woman, a Norman man will spend the rest of his life behind bars with no chance of...

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OKC Thunder: What will it take for Paul George to return to full health?

Paul George sat out for a total of four games for right shoulder soreness and did not miss a game for his left shoulder injury.

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Police release video of short pursuit that killed woman and daughter in Oklahoma City

Video taken from a police officer's body camera shows a short pursuit of a driver of a pickup that hit another vehicle and...

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Enes Kanter on Twitter: 'CAN play Kanter'

After beating the Thunder 4-1 in the Western Conference first round, Portland center Enes Kanter referenced Billy Donovan's...

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Bice to challenge Horn in for congressional seat

Republican state Sen. Stephanie Bice plans to run against U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn next year with a playbook built on tying the...

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Some Spelman students object to Atlanta's black female mayor

ATLANTA (AP) — Some students at Spelman College aren't happy about the selection of Atlanta's black female mayor as this year's...

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Edmond-area housing park stopped by Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals

The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals has stopped development of a manufactured home park in its tracks just outside the Edmond...

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Oklahoma governor signs bill barring plastic bag tax

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday signed a bill that preempts Oklahoma municipalities from imposing fees on single-use plastic and...

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OSSAA announces Class 5A soccer playoff brackets

Class 5A playoff action begins Tuesday.

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Thunder Buddies podcast: The rise and fall of OKC in Game 5

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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OU football: Marquise Brown defends Kyler Murray's leadership

Former OU receiver Marquise Brown, as a guest Tuesday on the Rich Eisen Show, responded to Charley Casserly’s criticism of...

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Damian Lillard delivers parting shot to Thunder's season as Trail Blazers oust OKC in Game 5

PORTLAND, Ore. — With a side-step, his right hand and the precision the Thunder never could grasp over 87 inconsistent games,...

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Oklahoma voting rose last year among all age groups

Voting in Oklahoma rose dramatically last year compared to the 2014 midterm elections, and the youngest age groups showed up at...

OKC Thunder report card: Game 4 grades reflect Thunder on the brink of elimination

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The Thunder faced a potentially series-defining game on Sunday. Hold serve at home, and things would look up. Lose Game 4, though, and Oklahoma City would be on the verge of elimination. The grades from the Thunder’s 111-98 loss tell the story....

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OKC Memorial Marathon: Don't worry about bringing up the rear -- the Last Place Unicorns have that covered

Finish last. They want no one in the half-marathon field to cross the finish line after them. They intend to bring up the rear,...

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Dems clash with Trump officials on subpoenas, tax returns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The struggle between House Democrats and the Trump administration over investigations intensified Tuesday as...

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Thunder didn't have enough to deny Damian Lillard, Trail Blazers in these NBA playoffs

PORTLAND, Ore. — Paul George called it a bad shot, and I suppose it was. Thirty-seven feet from the rim. Dang near from the...

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Will Billy Donovan be back with the Thunder? Should Donovan be back?

PORTLAND, Ore. – Billy Donovan walked into what could be his final NBA pregame press conference wearing dark pants, light blue...

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Oklahoma business briefcase for April 24

Unemployment holds steady in March Oklahoma's unemployment rate held steady in March, half a percent better than the national...

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Corporate America embraces 420 as pot legalization grows

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marijuana users have for decades celebrated their love of the drug on April 20, but the once counter-culture...

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Oklahoma City Temple has open house

YUKON — One of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' most sacred houses of worship stands out amid the residential...

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'Antiques Roadshow' in Tulsa: Sinatra letter on his son's kidnapping fetches $30,000 appraisal

The moral of the third Tulsa-based episode of "Antiques Roadshow" is: Make sure you bring all your documentation with you.

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OU football: Kyler Murray's work with Jim Zorn helps boost draft stock

NORMAN — Jim Zorn is a head coach again. Like Bob Stoops, Zorn will coach in the XFL in 2020 — Stoops with Dallas and Zorn in...

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Supporters of Medicaid expansion rally at state Capitol

The Coalition to Expand Coverage is hosting a rally at the Capitol Wednesday in support of Medicaid expansion in Oklahoma.

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Hip-hop artist shares life story with charter school students

Oklahoma Youth Academy Charter School students recently had the opportunity to rap with Emmy Award-winning hip-hop artist and...

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Mike Gundy, Lincoln Riley discuss divisive NCAA transfer portal

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy is using the system that has been given to him, but he’s afraid of where the NCAA transfer...

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5-year-old child on scooter dies after hit-and-run on Riverside Drive near Gathering Place

The child was trying to cross Riverside just south of the tunnels under land bridges that connect the east and west sides of...

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OKC Memorial Marathon: 2011 was a year like no other for one runner

Dressed as a unicorn, Leslie Driskill made lots of memories during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon last year. Still, 2018...

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Oklahoma's Attorney General seeks a reduction in utility's rate hike request

Oklahoma’s attorney general isn’t on board with Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co.’s request to increase customer rates by $77.6...

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Thunder started heavy on wings and came up light

PORTLAND, Ore. — Damian Lillard waved goodbye to the Thunder’s season. After his side-step-and fire dagger fell, he raised his...

'It’s about identity': How Children's Hospital is leading in care for gender diverse teens

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You won’t find a sign on the door for the Roy G. Biv program at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center, and if you weren’t looking for messages, you might assume whoever picked out the decorations had a soft spot for rainbows. That’s part...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 21, 2019: Hear of Montreal at the Tower Theatre

Hear psych-pop band of Montreal will bring its tour in support of its new album "White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood" to OKC for a...

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Rep. King compares criticism of him to persecution of Christ

CHEROKEE, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Republican Steve King says the criticism he has faced from fellow members of Congress over his...

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Oklahoma Scene: OU baseball tops Wichita State 9-4

Brady Harlan had two hits and three RBIs, Tanner Tredaway drove in two runs on a pair of doubles and the Oklahoma baseball team...

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Edmond church refurbishes, cleans school

EDMOND — Almost 150 church and community members came together to refurbish Central Middle School recently. In the second...

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Man booked with hate crime tried to hit interracial couple

The couple says James Descant had threatened them before.

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City says attorney Chad Moody relied on the wrong law in appealing a city council decision that scuttled his plans for a marijuana business

Unless there is a "material change in the character and use of surrounding properties," Moody must wait at least six months...

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Oklahoma Genealogical Society presents youth program 'What was It Like During the Oklahoma 1889 Land Run?'

The Oklahoma Genealogical Society will host a youth program on “What was It Like During the Oklahoma 1889 Land Run?” on...

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4 Texas prison guards fired, 2 resign for #FeelingCute posts

HOUSTON (AP) — Four Texas prison guards have been fired and two others resigned over selfies accompanied by insensitive...

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Senior Center public input session planned Tuesday in Norman

NORMAN — After Tuesday's Norman City Council study session, residents will be invited to provide input on several site location...

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Texas town reflects on dragging death ahead of execution

A technology company was almost ready to bring up to 300 new jobs to Jasper, Texas, but in the final stages of recent...

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Broncos' Miller off the hook for shark catch

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller reportedly won't be prosecuted after an investigation in Florida over a shark catch on a...

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UPDATE: Escaped inmate caught Wednesday afternoon

An Oklahoma Department of Corrections inmate is back in custody after he fled from a minimum-security prison Wednesday morning.

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German business outlook darkens amid trade slowdown

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — An index of German business optimism fell in April as Europe's largest economy struggles with a...

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Annual OSU-OKC Spring Plant Sale set for April 24-27

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City’s annual Spring Plant Sale will return this week, with a number of seasonal plants...

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UPDATED: Interviews, photos and video: Former Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Peter Markes opening downtown OKC Festival of the Arts today

The 2014 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year will give a solo performance at 11 a.m. Tuesday when he helps OKC Mayor David Holt, local...

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Interviews, photos and video: National Cowboy Museum follows where buffalo roam in 'Ancient. Massive. Wild – The Bison Exhibit,' featuring OKC Thunder's Rumble

On view through May 12, the exhibit, like its subject matter, lives up to its name, encompassing 7,000 square feet of gallery...

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The Latest: Mom: Man who plowed into 8 people is Army vet

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on eight people injured in Northern California after a car plows into them (all times...

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Feds: Coast Guard officer targeted Supreme Court justices

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling guns and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats and...

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Court wonders if it can rule on Manson follower's parole

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court on Wednesday questioned whether it has jurisdiction to decide on parole for...

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Illinois boy found buried in shallow grave; parents charged

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday dug up the body of a 5-year-old Illinois boy who was reported missing last...

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Man stuck in sewer rescued after workers heard help calls

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania firefighters say a man was stuck in a sewer and rescued after construction workers heard him...

Damian Lillard microwaves Trail Blazers offense in Game 4 victory over Thunder

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Damian Lillard’s Easter egg was from a goose. For much of Sunday night, Lillard had a big fat 0 under his ledger for baskets made. Lillard had tried one of his patented 30-footers, assorted other 3-pointers, a drive to the bucket and a...

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Motorist who crashed into pedestrians was retired from Army

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — A California man who authorities said drove into a crosswalk in a quiet Silicon Valley suburb,...

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Firefighter recruitment ad touts 'Low Pay, Cool Helmet'

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri county trying to recruit new firefighters is getting real with its sales pitch, saying in...

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Smiling Kim arrives by train in Russia for his Putin summit

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — A smiling and upbeat Kim Jong Un arrived Wednesday in far-eastern Russia aboard an armored train for...

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Jury told to keep deliberating in in trial over bunker fire

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A jury has apparently reached a verdict on one of two counts against a wealthy stock broker charged in...

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Slain German woman, son found on Spain's Tenerife island

MADRID (AP) — The bodies of a German woman and her 10-year-old son were found in a cave Wednesday in the Canary island of...

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NCAA: Replay official can overturn close targeting calls

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel adjusted the targeting rule in college football, allowing video...

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Poll: Americans split on college admissions fairness

BOSTON (AP) — As a sweeping bribery scandal reignites debate over college admissions, a pair of polls reveal that many...

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Ex-mayor gets 8 years in prison for corruption scheme

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Pennsylvania mayor was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison for trading city contracts for...

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Recall: Nearly 57 tons of ground beef for possible E coli

CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) — The federal government says a meat company in Georgia has recalled tons of ground beef for possible...

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Agents find 3-year-old migrant boy alone near Texas border

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents found a 3-year-old boy alone in a field in Texas after likely being abandoned...

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Cosby renews attacks on trial judge as he seeks bail

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Imprisoned actor Bill Cosby is renewing attacks on a Pennsylvania trial judge as he seeks bail while he...

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Day care workers charged over video of child scared of doll

MONTICELLO, Ky. (AP) — Two Kentucky day care workers face charges over an online video that shows one of them scaring a toddler...

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Inmates sue over what they call inhumane conditions at jail

Twenty current and former inmates at a troubled county jail in Cleveland say in a lawsuit that they repeatedly have been denied...

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Tip your band, say honky tonk musicians, during NFL Draft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country stars Dierks Bentley and Tim McGraw are playing free concerts in Nashville during the NFL...

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The Latest: Alabama police chief 'disgusted' by arrest video

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on a videotaped arrest by Alabama police (all times local):11:45 a.m.An Alabama police chief...

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Russia offers Ukrainians in conflict zones quick citizenship

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Wednesday to expedite citizenship applications from Ukrainians...

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Dead elk in Oklahoma positive for chronic wasting disease

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An elk from a farmed herd in central Oklahoma has tested positive for the deadly chronic wasting disease....

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EU ambassador: Trump Cuba policy worries European companies

HAVANA (AP) — The Trump administration's crackdown on business with Cuba's communist government is causing unprecedented...

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Lyra McKee: Funeral told death must bring change to NIreland

LONDON (AP) — The killing of journalist Lyra McKee must be a turning point for Northern Ireland, a priest said Wednesday at a...

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76ers season has gone south with each visit to Toronto

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The 76ers have gone south in Toronto.Sixers coach Brett Brown wants the season series to come with an...

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UK begins search for new Bank of England governor

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Wednesday started the process to appoint the successor to Mark Carney as governor of...

For fitness buffs, variety of exercise programs grows

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Not so many years ago, for most people, going to the gym meant getting on a treadmill or an elliptical and zoning out for a half hour or 45 minutes. To be sure, that's how plenty of people still choose to get their exercise. But over the past...

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Radicalization among Sri Lanka's Muslims was slow and steady

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A spate of attacks against mosques, shrines and followers of Sufi sheikhs in Sri Lanka more...

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OKC's deadCenter Film Festival reveals 2019 lineup

Organizers have selected 140 films to be screened at the 19th annual festival, scheduled for June 6-9 at five locations in...

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UN: Pro-government forces kill more Afghans than insurgents

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan and international forces were responsible for more civilian deaths in the first three months...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Anadarko Anadarko High School class of 1964 is looking for classmates for a 55th reunion June 14-16. For information, email...

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Cooking Classes

Wednesday Chef Knife Skills: Vera Cheek, 6:20 to 9:20 p.m., Francis Tuttle, $49. Garnishing Made Easy: Dennis Moran, 6:30 to...

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Foundation seeks nominations for Oklahoma City Public Schools Wall of Fame

The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools is seeking to honor alumni whose lives added significantly to the city, state...

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Fostering saves lives: Nurturing homes needed for animals

It’s that time of year. In just a few weeks, Oklahoma City Animal Welfare will be busting at the seams with puppies and...

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Bethany Animal Control Shelter, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month,...

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ATP Finals moving to Turin from 2021-25; succeeds London

ROME (AP) — The ATP Finals is moving to Turin in 2021.The Italian city will host the tennis event for five years through 2025,...

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Turkey urges study of its archives over Armenian genocide

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is challenging nations who label the mass killings of Armenians by...

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Castro's sluggish 2020 start tests strategy for high office

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Julián Castro's run for president followed a fast rise in the Democratic Party: a big-city Latino mayor of...

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Local flavor abounds at Festival of the Arts despite soggy OKC weather

Weepy skies were the order of the day as the Festival of the Arts opened Tuesday. Foot traffic was light to nonexistent as the...

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Pizza palace rises in Chisholm Creek

The avalanche of new dining options continues this week with an early look at a palatial new pizza place from Provision...

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Planned Parenthood: States should oppose Trump 'gag rule'

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — It's time for states with leaders who support abortion rights to go on the offensive against Trump...

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The Comey firing, as retold by the Mueller report

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was seething.The FBI director, James Comey, had privately reassured him that he was...

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10-year-old boy leads OKC police in vehicle chase Tuesday evening

A boy could be facing some trouble after stealing his aunt’s car and leading Oklahoma City police on a chase Tuesday evening.

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FINAL: Trail Blazers 118, Thunder 115

Follow live updates from the NBA Playoffs.

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The Latest: Court conservatives seem OK with census question

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the...

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Houston high school's new dress code takes aim at parents

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston high school principal has implemented a dress code for parents because she says it is necessary to...

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OKC police searching for missing man Tuesday

Police are trying to locate a 65-year-old man who has been missing for a day.

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S&P 500, Nasdaq close at record highs as earnings roll in

The S&P 500 hit an all-time high Tuesday, marking the stock market's complete recovery from a nosedive at the end of last...

Stitt hits some goals 100 days in as Oklahoma governor

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State agency reform and reducing Oklahoma's nation-leading incarceration rate are some of the campaign pledges Gov. Kevin Stitt has made the most progress on during his first 100 days in office, while other campaign pledges — such as becoming top...

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Indictment: Ex-CEO ignored red flags as opioid crisis raged

NEW YORK (AP) — The pharmaceutical industry executive hit Tuesday with criminal charges stemming from the opioid crisis doesn't...

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$768M Wisconsin Powerball winner 'pretty much felt lucky'

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 24-year-old Wisconsin man stepped forward Tuesday to claim a $768 million Powerball prize, the nation's...

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Florida Supreme Court rules against Parkland sheriff

MIAMI (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against a sheriff who fought his removal from office after the governor...

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Seattle-area rideshare driver charged with sexual assaults

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle-area rideshare driver is facing criminal charges following the sexual assault of passengers,...

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Zoo investigates animal handling after tiger attacks worker

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas zoo is investigating its animal-handling protocols after a Sumatran tiger seriously injured a...

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Handful of US states are poised to legalize sports betting

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The number of states allowing sports betting is poised to expand.Governors in Montana and Iowa are...

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Jury to decide if deadly bunker fire was crime or accident

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A wealthy stock trader engaged in "extreme risk-taking behavior" before a fire broke out in his Maryland...

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Judge orders Kraft massage video not be released for now

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A video that police say shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying a massage parlor...

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White House: Trump admin officials will skip press dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — The guest list for the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on Saturday will look a lot like...

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Hillary Clinton: Mueller report is beginning, not the end

NEW YORK (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's report is only the beginning of a reckoning on election meddling, not the end,...

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Even light rain increases your risk of a deadly car crash

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even light rain significantly increases your risk of a fatal car crash, a new study finds.The wetter the...

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Prison term Ok'd for man acquitted in 'Goodfellas' heist

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge properly considered a legendary airport robbery recounted in the movie "Goodfellas" when she sentenced...

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Malawi becomes 1st nation to immunize kids against malaria

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says Malawi has become the first country to begin immunizing children against...

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AP/CP survey: NHL players dislike delay of game rule

The Associated Press and The Canadian Press surveyed an NHL Players' Association representative or alternate representative...

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The Latest: GOP bill would keep lottery winners secret

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the winner of a $768 million Powerball jackpot drawn in March (all times local):1:25 p.m.Two...

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The Latest: Plane was 'spiraling' before crash in Texas

KERRVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the deadly crash of a small plane in Texas Hill County (all times local):1:00 p.m.Three...

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Sri Lanka bombing victims were from at least 12 countries

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — More than 300 people were killed in bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday....

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The Latest: AP source: Biden to launch 2020 bid Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Vice President Joe Biden and the 2020 presidential race (all times local):1 p.m.Former...

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From cozy get-together to huge event, NFL draft has soared

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bert Bell had been burned and sought a way to get even.His creation, the NFL draft, has become an...

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Merkel: Ukraine vote gives leader Zelenskiy 'strong mandate'

BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel's office says the German chancellor has called Ukraine's president-elect to congratulate him,...

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Large, exotic bird that killed Florida man to be auctioned

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A large, flightless bird that fatally attacked a Florida man is among about 100 exotic animals from...

Downtown grows greener as part of transformation

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When Scissortail Park opens in September, it will be one of just a few places that is home to a clone of the Survivor Tree. It’s a symbol of survival, of life, and also represents a years-long effort to green up our city. When people talk about...

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I robot? Ian McEwan tells android tale in 'Machines Like Me'

LONDON (AP) — Ian McEwan is fascinated by artificial intelligence. His new novel, "Machines Like Me," features a lifelike...

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Flood watch in Oklahoma City Tuesday morning, heavy rains, wrecks reported

A flood watch is in effect in southwest and central Oklahoma Tuesday morning, and heavy rain moved across Oklahoma City,...

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Wisconsin governor will veto Republican-backed abortion bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers promised to veto a Republican-authored bill that could send doctors...

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Father of man accused in Waffle House shooting is sued twice

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Two lawsuits have been filed against an Illinois man whose son is accused of killing four people and...

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Firefighters rescue man in storm sewer drain Tuesday in Oklahoma City

A man was rescued in an underground storm sewer drain during rainy weather Tuesday in northwest Oklahoma City, according to...

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Berlin businesswoman, feted for driving around world, dies

BERLIN (AP) — Heidi Hetzer, a Berlin businesswoman whose late-in-life decision to drive around the world in an American vintage...

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UN says war has set back Yemen's development by 20 years

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A U.N.-commissioned report says the war in Yemen has set back its development by more than 20 years.The...

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OKC Marathon: Age is just a number, not a barrier, for first-time half-marathoner

Susan Russell-Stewart has crossed lots of things off her bucket list. Visiting Alaska. Going soaring. Running in Canada. "But...

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Crashes in storms cause injuries, delays Tuesday morning in Oklahoma City

Thunderstorms with heavy rain contributed to a number of wrecks across Oklahoma City Tuesday morning, causing injuries and...

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European Cup-winning Celtic captain Billy McNeill dies at 79

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Billy McNeill, the captain of Glasgow soccer club Celtic when it became the first British team to win...

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Former Mayor Mick Cornett joins Oklahoma City PR firm

Former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett is joining a local public relations firm. Cornett will be working at Oklahoma...

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Continuing musical mission: Former state teacher of the year Peter Markes to open Festival of the Arts

Peter Markes punctuated the sentence that changed his life with a smiley face. The Oklahoma City musician was exchanging emails...

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New OKC city manager makes first major personnel decisions

City Manager Craig Freeman named two new assistant city managers Monday, promoting candidates from within to join the next...

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Asian stocks mixed, oil soars on Iran sanctions worries

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Tuesday while oil prices soared to their highest level since October after the U.S....

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Myanmar Supreme Court to rule on appeal of Reuters reporters

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's Supreme Court is to rule Tuesday on the appeal of two Reuters journalists who were...

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Medicare, Social Security face shaky fiscal futures

WASHINGTON (AP) — The financial condition of the government's bedrock retirement programs for middle- and working-class...

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Video released of suspect in 2017 killings of Indiana girls

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities on Monday released video of a man suspected of killing two Indiana teenagers two years ago and...

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Top court skeptical of paper's argument over food stamp data

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday seemed inclined to rule against a South Dakota newspaper seeking data about the...

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Trump opens Easter Egg Roll with talk of economy, military

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking part in one of the oldest White House traditions, President Donald Trump blew a whistle and sent...

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Philippine quake knocks over building; at least 3 dead

PORAC, Philippines (AP) — A strong earthquake killed three people and trapped at several others Monday in a collapsed building...

Man with disability finds job, works toward independence

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Mike Zuech has a developmental disability, but he still wants to work. Despite trouble speaking, he works hard and listens well. Zuech, 24, works part-time at a Pizza Hut, washing dishes and cooking. His days also are spent at Among Friends in...

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Supreme Court to take up LGBT job discrimination cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking on a major test of LGBT rights in cases that look at whether federal civil rights...

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Congressman's death triggers election, glut of candidates

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr.'s long-held congressional seat in North Carolina was expected to be up for...

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Assistant city manager posts filled, as shape of executive leadership under Craig Freeman comes into focus

The new city manager, Craig Freeman, made his first major personnel decisions since taking over in January.

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Military vet Moulton joins 2020 presidential race

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton is the latest Democrat to jump in the race for the White House.The Massachusetts lawmaker...

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The Latest: Iran brushes off US decision on sanction waivers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. sanctions on countries importing Iranian oil (all times local):12:05 p.m.Iran has brushed...

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Darfur justice could prove elusive despite al-Bashir's fall

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, driven from power and now languishing in a prison where his opponents...

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Home sales fall 4.9% in slow start to spring buying season

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of existing U.S. homes fell in March after a huge gain the previous month, held back partly by a sharp...

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The Latest: UK intercepts total of 36 migrants in Channel

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants in Europe (all times local):6:15 p.m.British officials have...

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Casey lobbies for Democratic primary debate in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania is lobbying for a presidential primary debate in his home...

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Country star, Titans coach talk about NFL draft in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music star Tim McGraw watched as Philadelphia hosted the NFL draft in 2017 with more than...

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SEC teams look to find defensive stoppers after draft exodus

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This week's NFL draft showcases some of the Southeastern Conference's top defensive players from a year...

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Wife of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has brain surgery

DETROIT (AP) — Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, says she is home after surgery to remove...

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US won't renew sanctions waivers for importing Iranian oil

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday told five nations — Japan, South Korea, Turkey, China and India — that...

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Warren unveils $640 billion college debt forgiveness plan

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democrat Elizabeth Warren is proposing the elimination of existing student loan debt for millions of...

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Trial date set for man in missing child hoax

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge has set a June 24 trial date for the 23-year-old man charged with impersonating a...

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New indictment expands case against Nissan ex-chair Ghosn

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese prosecutors said Monday they have indicted Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn on fresh breach of trust...

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20-40-60 Etiquette: How to deal with lies in a friendship

QUESTION: I have very good friends and really enjoy spending time together. However, I recently discovered they lied about...

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Cambodian and Thai leaders mark reopening of rail link

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The leaders of Cambodia and Thailand met Monday at the Thai border town of Aranyaprathet to mark...

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Crossings in talks to buy dome church

Crossings Church announced Sunday it is moving forward with talks to open a satellite campus at First Christian Church’s iconic...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, April 22, 2019

First Christian opposes preservation action First Christian Church, through its attorney, is asking the city council to...

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Thunder fans pack Chesapeake arena for Game 4

On Easter Sunday, time with family and friends happens in many places. Some go to church. And some to Chesapeake Energy Arena....

Scientists from around the world come to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

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The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation has produced more than than 700 U.S. and international patents, and three life-saving drugs. Much of the work has been done by foreign-born scientists who have to come to Oklahoma to ply their trade and...

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Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Nine bombings of churches, luxury hotels and other sites on Easter Sunday killed more than 200 people...

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These are the best spots in OKC to dine alone

Our reporter wanted to know where the best places in Oklahoma City are to dine alone. Here's what locals said.

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Sisu Youth Services offers shelter, services to homeless young people

In 2010, Penny Reynolds was running a gay-straight alliance at Rose State College when a student there asked her where LGBT...

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Oklahoma City Parties! Sunday, April 21, 2019

AWC BYLINERS LUNCHEON What/where: The 2019 Byliner Awards Luncheon was at Gaillardia Country Club and seven honorees were...

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Paseo Farmers Market to start new season Saturday, April 27

Just east of the Fairlawn Cemetery along N Shartel Avenue is a house with a backyard full of vegetables and flowers. A...

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Columbine honors 13 lost with community service, ceremony

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Community members in suburban Denver marked the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting...

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Tourists, Easter worshippers lament closure of Notre Dame

PARIS (AP) — Tourists, devout Catholics and others looked on mournfully at Notre Dame Cathedral Saturday, regretting that they...

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Ex-Marine arrested in North Korea embassy attack in Madrid

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man suspected of involvement in a mysterious dissident group's February raid on North Korea's Embassy in...

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Yellow vest anger burns in France, fueled by Notre Dame fire

PARIS (AP) — French yellow vest protesters set fires Saturday along a march through Paris to drive home their message to a...

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Separate militant attacks kill nearly 50 Syrian soldiers

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces came under separate attacks from Islamic State militants and al-Qaida-linked insurgents...

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Names released of victims in Friday fatal police pursuit

Oklahoma City police on Saturday identified two victims killed in a wreck that happened shortly after a police pursuit in...

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Trump sours on Mueller report after initial upbeat view

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is lashing out at current and former aides who cooperated with special counsel Robert...

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Playoffs converge with holy days, bombing anniversary

The Rev. Don Heath saw the writing on the wall and planned accordingly. Heath, co-pastor of Edmond Trinity Christian Church...

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Curtains of light comprise proposed convention center art installation, "Virtual Sky"

Art could make sunsets an event at the new Oklahoma City convention center. The Arts Commission is recommending a Los...

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Oklahomans remember bombing on 24th anniversary

Keri Strunk recently celebrated her 47th birthday, but this was no ordinary birthday. Strunk’s mother was 47 years old when she...

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Democrats subpoena Mueller report amid calls for impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, has issued a subpoena for special counsel...

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Family detention space goes unused as Trump warns of crisis

HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has warned that Central American families are staging an "invasion" at the U.S.-Mexico...

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Cardi B rejects plea deal in strip club melee case

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B has rejected a plea deal in a case stemming from a New York strip club melee last fall.WNBC says the...

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Recap: Thunder 120, Trail Blazers 108

Follow live updates from the NBA Playoffs in Oklahoma City.

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Family: Boy thrown from Mall of America balcony recovering

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of a 5-year-old boy thrown off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America last week says he's...

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Letter states church's property rights are threatened, asks city council to short-circuit historic landmark designation process

Neighbors worry the church could be demolished to clear the property for commercial development.

Female friends: Blessings for life

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I have been blessed with good women in my life. Grandmother. Mother. Aunts. Daughters. Granddaughters. Daughter-in-law. Teachers. Fellow employees. Good friends. From them I have learned four of life’s most valuable lessons. • How alike we...

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Fire-ravaged Notre Dame now stabilized, firefighters leave

PARIS (AP) — Architects and construction workers have stabilized the damaged structure of Notre Dame cathedral, four days after...

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Biden expected to launch presidential campaign next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to join the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field next...

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Probation for man who sent powder to Trump sons, others

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man who sent threatening letters with white powder to President Donald Trump's sons, Antonio...

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Kansas to let Farm Bureau health coverage avoid ACA rules

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will allow its state Farm Bureau to offer health care coverage that doesn't satisfy the Affordable...

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After 2 years of Russia probe drips, are you numb to it all?

WASHINGTON (AP) — For two years there's been the drip-drip-drip of the Russia investigation and the tweet-tweet-tweet of...

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Anger followed Notre Dame grief for yellow vest protesters

PARIS (AP) — For many yellow vest protesters, the stinging sadness that came with the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral...

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Sanders goes on offensive defending credibility after report

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tried to do damage control on her credibility Friday, insisting...

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Plenty of coaching changes around SEC during offseason

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — There has been plenty of coaching turnover in the Southeastern Conference this offseason, just not...

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Slain Missouri Ku Klux Klan leader's wife admits killing him

FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) — The wife of a Missouri Ku Klux Klan leader admitted Friday to fatally shooting her husband.Malissa...

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Preview: Longtime Festival of Arts mixes new and familiar in downtown Oklahoma City

Known as Oklahoma City's “rite of spring,” the 53rd Annual Festival of the Arts will feature an array of visual, performing and...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 19, 2019: OKC Museum of Art opening new exhibit 'Postwar Abstraction' today

The original exhibition, curated by Roja Najafi, spans from 1952 to 1996 and includes popular works by Sam Francis, Ellsworth...

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Recap: 2019 Oklahoma City bombing remembrance ceremony

View video of the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum remembrance ceremony marking the 24th anniversary of the 1995...

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Ex-president: Peace possible when all Afghans sit together

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's former President Hamid Karzai said Friday that peace in his homeland, ravaged by more...

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Private cargo ship brings Easter feast to the space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private cargo ship brought the makings of an Easter feast to the International Space Station on...

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Kremlin: No proof in Mueller's report of Russian meddling

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin argued on Friday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 400-page report has not offered any credible...

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Turkey says Russian system no threat to F-35s, seeks panel

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister says the United States has yet to respond to a proposal to set up a technical...

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American astronaut's dreams of seeing space becoming reality

CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — A Mainer who's headed to the International Space Station says she's always dreamed of being in space and...

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College golfer in hijab out to blaze trail for Muslim girls

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Noor Ahmed outwardly lives her Muslim faith, and even growing up in a state as diverse as California she...

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Oklahoma business briefs for April 19

Former mayor named to IBC Bank board IBC Bank-Oklahoma on Thursday named former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett to its board....

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Crowds flock to downtown Oklahoma City for CannaCon

Oklahoma’s medical marijuana industry is diversifying at a rapid pace, and this week’s CannaCon shows just how far it has...

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BancFirst posts $31.8 million 1Q profit

BancFirst Corp. on Thursday reported a first-quarter profit of $31.8 million, or 96 cents a share, up from $29.6 million, or 89...

Fighting chance: ‘Everybody has a story’ in south OKC boxing gym

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If you’re looking for a fight on the south side of Oklahoma City, just stroll down the alley behind 25th and Hudson and look for the first open door. Walk in and you’ll be greeted with a steep climb to the top, which is fitting for a sport...

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Storms batter South, kill 2 in Mississippi, 1 in Alabama

LEARNED, Miss. (AP) — Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, killing two Mississippi drivers and a woman in...

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Week Ahead: Your guide to events planned in Oklahoma

GONNA BE A BANGA: New Orleans-based soul and funk outfit Tank and the Bangas will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Tower...

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OKC's Scissortail Park nears completion

MAPS 3 managers led a tour Thursday of the upper Scissortail Park in downtown Oklahoma City. Construction is nearly done in the...