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GOP candidates blame morals, mental illness for school shootings

Republicans running for governor say moral decay, mental illness, to blame for school shooting tragedies.

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Patrick Murphy murder case headed to the U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it will hear a capital murder case that calls into question whether the 1866...

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Raymond Felton is a steadying presence the Thunder needs to keep

Whether or not the Thunder brings back Felton, who played for the veteran’s minimum this past season ($2.3 million), players of...

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Regular exams can help save your life

Many times people often put off going to the doctor because they fear the worst or they may think, “I’m fine so why bother?”...

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How a local boxer is living his dream while inspiring others to chase theirs

Local boxer Alex Saucedo had an audacious dream; he wanted to fight one day at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Next month, the...

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Tulsa teen arrested after police say he fatally shot brother on accident

While being questioned by detectives, the teen said he removed the clip from the pistol, pointed the gun at his brother and...

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CORRECTS: Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's 'Shoplifters' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France (AP) — CORRECTS: Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's 'Shoplifters' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival....

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Republicans at fish fry remain confident in party's future

Republicans confident party will retain control of state government despite budget problems.

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Two men injured in Monday fall at downtown OKC construction site

Two men injured Monday in downtown OKC construction site fall

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Big 12 baseball tournament schedule, ticket, TV info

Three theme nights are scheduled at the ballpark, starting with the Tailgate Party on the Mickey Mantle Plaza from 3-6 p.m....

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Organization turns fear, insecurity to hope for at-risk teens

For many homeless and at-risk teens, it's a struggle to find a place to sleep or enough food to eat. Pivot seeks to remedy that...

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Ford looks to snap 16-year Coca-Cola 600 drought

It's been 16 years since Mark Martin won the Coca-Cola 600, and a Ford driver has not been to victory lane for the marquee...

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Oklahoma venues nominated for Academy of Country Music’s Industry Awards

The Academy of Country Music has revealed the Industry Award and Studio Recording Award nominees for the 53rd Academy of...

One thing women are putting off longer these days

NewsMay 13, 2018

More women are delaying motherhood. The median age of new mothers in the U.S. is 26 years old, compared to 23 in 1994, according to a recent report by the Pew Research Center.

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Low enrollment may force OKC district to close schools

Oklahoma City Public Schools will consider closing some schools, expanding others and redrafting boundaries before the end of...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 21, 2018: See the 1977 animated epic 'Wizards' at the Tower Theatre

See Ralph Bakshi's 1977 animated epic "Wizards" at 7 tonight at the Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23.

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Berry Tramel: These NBA Playoffs stink

This is not compelling basketball, and you can’t blame it all on the hoarding of superstars.

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Capitals rough up Lightning to force Game 7 in East final

Game 7 is Wednesday night at Tampa Bay. The winner faces the Vegas Golden Knights, who are in the Stanley Cup Final in their...

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Broze relishes final journey around Karsten Creek

The lone Cowgirl in the field gave the fans a thrilling ride during her final round, and her final memory was a birdie falling...

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Oklahoma motorcycle crashes on the rise with temperatures

As motorcyclists hit the roads as the weather warms, so do the number of crashes on Oklahoma roads, data shows.

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Former Oilers running back Billy Cannon dies at 80

Former Oilers running back and LSU legend Billy Cannon, the first college star signed by the American Football League in its...

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Some 'meddling teens' get a prequel film

Ever wonder what Daphne and Velma were up to before they met Scooby-Doo and the rest of the Mystery, Inc. gang?

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Italy edges toward 1st populist govt, law prof as premier

ROME (AP) — With Europe and markets watching anxiously, Italy edged toward its first populist government Monday as the...

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Eunice Police: Woman claims to find razor blade in fast food, later arrested

The Eunice Police Department says they have arrested a woman after she claimed she received a mouth injury from a razor blade...

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Police arrest man in connection with Monday morning bank robbery in NW OKC

Police arrest man in connection with Monday morning bank robbery in northwest Oklahoma City.

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Storms late Saturday, early Sunday cause damage in McClain and Cleveland counties

Storms late Saturday and early Sunday caused damage in McClain and Cleveland counties

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Portrait of despair: Opioids land more women behind bars

JACKSBORO, Tenn. (AP) — On opposite sides of the county jail, a mother and her son chat about school, girls, birthday gifts —...

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Zuckerberg meeting with EU parliament leaders to be webcast

BRUSSELS (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to have his meeting Tuesday with the leaders of the European parliament...

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How a rehab boss exploited the drug epidemic - with impunity

For years, a drug rehab program in North Carolina sent people with addictions to work for free as caregivers for elderly and...

Employment falls as the oil industry becomes more efficient

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A heightened focus on technology and efficiency gains over the past four years has allowed the oil and natural gas industry to return to profitability and recover from the deepest industry downturn in a generation. But not all of the industry...

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Kellen McCoy takes over as boys basketball coach at Norman North

When looking for its next head basketball coach, Norman North had to cross rivalry lines.   Norman Public Schools...

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Wife told soldier her baby died — then tried to sell the newborn on Facebook, police say

Army Sgt. Steven Garcia is a patrol supervisor with a military police unit, but the fight of his young life isn't on a...

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Mother of Illinois school shooter, who police say purchased gun, could face charges

The mother of 19-year-old Matthew Milby, accused of firing several shots at Dixon High School last Wednesday, could be facing...

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Stocks are higher as US, China put trade war on hold

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets rose on Monday as the United States and China put a trade war on hold, clearing...

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Britain's government says it does not intend to block Comcast's bid for Sky

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government says it does not intend to block Comcast's bid for Sky.

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Morning Bell: Safe rooms in schools

Sunday was the five-year anniversary since a tornado killed 24, including seven children at Plaza Towers Elementary in Moore.

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Ex-coal exec chases US Senate seat despite GOP primary loss

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Despite losing the Republican primary in a distant third place, convicted ex-coal baron Don...

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Savvy Senior presents 25 great gadgets for easier aging

Hosted by Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller, Norman Regional Health System is sponsoring a series of free educational outreach...

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OU's Soo finishes 19th

Playing with OSU senior Emma Broze, most in the crowd were donning orange and black, but her teammates and a few OU faithful...

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1952: Mizzou's panty raids get out of hand; the National Guard is called in.

On May 19, 1952, more than 2,000 male students at the University of Missouri raided sororities and dorms on the Mizzou,...

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Source: Brady absent for start of Pats' OTAs

Tom Brady regularly has participated in the Patriots' OTAs in the past, but the quarterback will not be at the opening of the...

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LeBron James' 44 points lifts Cavs to win

Cleveland is trying to become the 20th team — out of 300 — to overcome a 2-0 deficit and James, who has already orchestrated...

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Redbirds edge Dodgers

Austin Gomber pitched eight innings, allowing just one run on six hits, as the Redbirds defeated the Dodgers, 2-1, to open a...

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Q&A: NCAA champion Jennifer Kupcho

Wake Forest’s Jennifer Kupcho is the 2018 NCAA golf women’s individual champion.

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FBI, Justice to 'review' classified info sought by lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ratcheting up pressure on the Russia investigation, the White House announced Monday that top FBI and Justice...

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OU baseball: Sooners' Jake Irvin finds consistency to earn Oklahoman Big 12 Pitcher of the Year honors

Irvin went 6-1 with a 3.01 ERA, throwing a Big 12-best 86 2/3 innings and leading the league with 103 strikeouts.

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Big 12 baseball: Big improvement fuels Texas' Kody Clemens to Oklahoman Big 12 Player of the Year honors

The son of pitching legend Roger Clemens improved by leaps and bounds and then finished the year with a strong kick to earn The...

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The Oklahoman's 2018 All-Big 12 team

THE OKLAHOMAN'S 2018 ALL-BIG 12 TEAM The Lineup Pos. Player, Class, School;;Avg.;;HR;;RBI C Colin Simpson, Jr.,...

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Oklahoma Scene: Golf pros earn U.S. Open exemptions

The exemptions bring the number of fully exempt players to 77. All 23 exemptions were awarded to players who earned a place in...

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Wild hire Predators assistant Paul Fenton as new GM

The 58-year-old Fenton spent the last 12 seasons as assistant GM for the Predators.

How did the Oklahoma state health department build a slush fund worth millions?

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The Oklahoma State Department of Health appeared bankrupt because no one at the top fully understood the accounting mechanisms that had built up a “slush fund” worth millions, according to a grand jury and the state’s auditors.

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High schools sports notebook: COAC announces baseball team

Following a breakout season, Mustang outfielder Logan Glass was named the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference Offensive Player...

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Man admits to hate crimes in Kansas bar shooting

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man who yelled "Get out of my country!" before killing one Indian immigrant and wounding...

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The Oklahoman’s Big 12 Coach of the Year: Josh Holliday, Oklahoma State

OSU followed an 11-10-1 start with a 16-4 run that included sweeps of TCU, Kansas State, Kansas and Oklahoma.

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The Oklahoman’s Big 12 Freshman of the Year: Zach Zubia, Texas

Having originally committed to Pierce at Tulane, Zubia sat out the 2017 season after transferring to Texas. As a redshirt...

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Norman police seek hit-and-run driver

NORMAN — Police are looking for a driver in a hit-and-run crash Monday afternoon. Investigators are searching for a white,...

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How fast did tickets sell out for OU's super regional?

The hottest ticket in Norman sold out in less than 20 minutes Monday morning. Tickets to Oklahoma's super regional against...

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The OSU women's basketball team lost guard Areanna Combs on Monday after the Putnam City West product transferred to Eastern Michigan

The OSU women's basketball team lost guard Areanna Combs on Monday after the Putnam City West product transferred to Eastern...

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Felton provided great consistency for OKC

Felton wasn't great at everything, but the Thunder needed a professional backup point guard and got just that

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Hall of Fame coach Holtz settles lawsuit with Daily Beast

Attorneys for Lou Holtz say the former Notre Dame coach and the news website The Daily Beast have settled a defamation lawsuit...

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'Don't be mad at Claire': McCaskill courts black voters

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The African-American community's frustration with Sen. Claire McCaskill is real.The perception that the...

Crime

Judge: School shooting suspect comments are admissible

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Incriminating statements to law officers made by a student arrested after four people were shot at a...

Sports

Tuttle hires former Norman North coach Bryan Merritt

Weeks after stepping down at Norman North, coach Bryan Merritt has a new landing spot.  Merritt was announced as the next...

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LGBT community cheers pope's 'God made you like this' remark

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' reported comments to a gay man that "God made you like this" have been embraced by the LGBT...

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Kansas fires AD, saying progress in some areas 'elusive'

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Sheahon Zenger brought an impeccable reputation to Kansas, where he was tasked with solidifying an...

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Syrian government declares capital fully under its control

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's military on Monday captured an enclave in southern Damascus from Islamic State militants following a...

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Man kills self early Sunday after four-hour standoff in southwest Oklahoma City, police report

A man shot and killed himself after a four-hour standoff with police early Sunday in southwest Oklahoma City.

Health

Iran's transgender people face discrimination despite fatwa

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Nahal smokes yet another cigarette on her mother's balcony overlooking Tehran, one of the few peaceful...

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Boswell boy, 15, dies Sunday in Choctaw County ATV accident

A boy, 15, from Boswell, died Sunday in an ATV accident, Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

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Detained Iranian-British woman learns of new charges in Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The husband of an Iranian-British woman detained in Tehran says she now faces a new charge...

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J.J. Watt offers to pay for Santa Fe funerals

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has offered to pay for the funerals of those killed in the Santa Fe High School shooting.

Life

Final album from Jimmy LaFave, who died one year ago today, due out in July

“Peace Town,” the collection of final recordings on Music Road Records made by iconic singer, songwriter and song interpreter...

A 10-year-old kid just wrote one of Oklahoma's newest laws

NewsMay 14, 2018

Fifth-grader Ephraim Bowling noticed that Oklahoma didn't have an official state raptor. On Nov. 1, his bill becomes law.

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Small College Basketball honors Hudson

38-year commissioner of the Sooner Athletic Conference honored for distinguished service

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Interviews, photos and video: Native American New Play Festival bringing 'Round Dance,' other American Indian stories to Oklahoma City

A slice-of-life comedy “where Creeks meet West,” “Round Dance” will be the featured production of the ninth annual Native...

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How quickly were tickets sold for the Sooners' super regional?

OU's super regional series against Arkansas — the hottest ticket in Norman — was sold out in less than 20 minutes on Monday...

Business

From airlines to pizza parlors, EU businesses adopt data law

LONDON (AP) — Lisa Meyer's hair salon is a cozy place where her mother serves homemade macaroons, children climb on chairs and...

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Video: Oklahoman Audra Mae, who co-wrote Christina Aguilera's new song, featured during Billboard Music Awards, while MercyMe wins Top Christian Artist

Acclaimed singer-songwriter and Oklahoma native Audra Mae was featured on Sunday's 2018 Billboard Music Awards, where one of...

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New danger as lava reaches Pacific Ocean

Lava from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii is hitting the Pacific Ocean and it's sending laze, a dangerous combination of...

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OU begins series with Arkansas on Friday

Coming off a dominant regional performance, Oklahoma (53-3) will open its super regional against Arkansas with a 4 p.m. game on...

Life

World tour inspires new Demi Lovato for Fabletics collection

Demi Lovato's new summer collection for Fabletics inspired by her world tour

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Connection with Bucks makes Sampson a Magic candidate

Sampson has the University of Houston rolling, but he's built connections in the NBA

Mostly sunny Monday with high near 82 in Oklahoma City

Mostly sunny Monday with a high temperature near 82 degrees in Oklahoma City, the National Weather Service reports.

Business

NASA shipper Orbital ATK launches space station supplies

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — One of NASA's prime shippers, Orbital ATK, launched a fresh load of supplies to the International...

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When is it OK to take out a mortgage once you're debt-free?

When is it OK to take out a mortgage once you're debt-free?

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20-40-60 Etiquette: Caught in a chat

Columnist says be aware that our invitations on email or Facebook Messenger can quickly become spam if we include too many people.

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#OKC Boxscore for Monday, May 21, 2018

#OKC Boxscore for Monday, May 21, 2018

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Case casting 'cloud of doubt' over thousands of Oklahoma convictions could be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court

Two tribal cases from Oklahoma are awaiting action by the U.S. Supreme Court: an Osage wind farm dispute and a Creek murder...

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Two dead in wrecks on state roads

Two people died Saturday after wrecks on state roads, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. Edward G. Landes, 54, Tulsa About...

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Americana: Finding American hospitality abroad

An American abroad provides respite for others in town for family.

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Nature & You: Be smart and choose deer-resistant landscaping plants

White-tailed deer can be fun to watch. Some of us enjoy having them in our neighborhoods. That 'welcome mat' starts wearing...

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The Archivist: Tell it to Sweeney.

An Oklahoma City councilman adapted the phrase for his own use when dealing with certain constituents and on May 19, 1918, The...

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Family Talk: Invest in the future like Warren Buffett

Commentary: Early Childhood Learning is the kind of investment Warren Buffett can get behind. And we should, too. For the sake...

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The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals has upheld the 2014 dismissal of a state Department of Environmental Quality attorney accused of conspiring with a state...

The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals has upheld the 2014 firing of a state Department of Environmental Quality attorney who was...

Oklahoma Baptists weigh in on beleaguered seminary leader

LifeMay 13, 2018

Oklahomans are among those weighing in for and against Southwest Baptist Theological President Paige Patterson, a prominent and influential Southern Baptist Convention leader who is currently embroiled in controversy surrounding past remarks he...

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Edmond art student draws acclaim

Edmond Memorial senior Jordan Tacker already drawn has attention from the Pratt Institute of New York City. That institute,...

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Inasmuch Foundation gives $4.154 million in grants to 47 organizations.

Inasmuch Foundation, founded by Edith Kinney Gaylord in 1982, supports education, health and human services and community...

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The Morning Brew: Kilauea brings new threat

Here are your headlines for Monday:

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Boat adrift with two dozen African migrants rescued off Brazil coast

A boat with two dozen migrants from West Africa was rescued off the coast of northern Brazil, officials from the state of...

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Afghan official: Taliban kill 5 workers clearing land mines

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the Taliban killed at least five members of a demining team in southern...

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The next life saved by a seat belt could be yours

Nationwide enforcement campaign to remind people to wear their seat belts kicks off. Most understand the lifesaving value of...

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After four-year prep, Dakari Johnson's education continues in NBA

Dakari Johnson's development required two seasons at Kentucky — a virtual snail’s pace at a one-and-done basketball factory —...

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Has LeBron caught Jordan?

The argument goes much deeper than Jordan's six championships trumping LeBron's three

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Home green home

Marla Esser Cloos, a green home expert, earned national recognition by Professional Women in Building just in time to help...

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OKC Dodgers: OKC powers past Nashville to win series

Jake Peter hit two home runs as the Oklahoma City Dodgers beat the Nashville Sounds 11-2 to win the series Sunday.

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Curry comes alive to score 35, Warriors rout Rockets by 41

Stephen Curry got his groove back to score 35 points with five 3-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors made a second-half...

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Hippos poop so much that sometimes all the fish die

Their dung consumes the oxygen around it, creating lethal pulses of suffocating water.

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How Paige Parker overcame soreness from a car accident to pitch Sunday

With a berth to the super regional on the line, Patty Gasso wanted to put the ball in Paige Parker’s hand for Sunday...

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Aaron Wise shatters AT&T Byron Nelson record for first PGA Tour win

Aaron Wise cruised to his first PGA Tour victory Sunday, shattering the AT&T Byron Nelson record at 23 under on a new...

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OSU's Emma Broze, OU's Julienne Soo advance while Sooners head home after moving day

Oklahoma missed the cut by two strokes as a team, but OU's Julienne Soo and OSU's Emma Broze both advanced to the final round...

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Sooners take advantage of Missouri miscues to advance to Super Regional

In the 7-0 win over Missouri, the Sooners took advantage of three Tigers errors to score five unearned runs.

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Auburn coach Melissa Luellen gets a taste of home at NCAA golf championships

Auburn coach Melissa Luellen played and coached at Tulsa and is back in her home state for the NCAA women's golf championships...

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My Little Cleos: How a wiggling spoon became my favorite lure

My 40th high school reunion is next month. It brings to mind not only memories of football and foosball but also of fishing,...

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Vegas beats Winnipeg to advance to Stanley Cup Final in first season

Ryan Reaves scored the winning goal, Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves and the Golden Knights beat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on...

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Oklahoma Scene: OSU's Daton Fix advances to Final X Series

Oklahoma State wrestler Daton Fix is one win away from qualifying for the U.S. World Team in men's freestyle.

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Georgia's Jillian Hollis talks about NCAA golf championships, U.S. Women's Open

Georgia junior Jillian Hollis qualified for the U.S. Women's Open on Monday, before heading to Karsten Creek to play in the...

Residents near an old Oklahoma refinery started feeling sick. Now work there has stopped

NewsMay 5, 2018

“It rolls in like a cloud. Then, when the wind blows, it gets worse,” Monique Timmons said of the odorous gas that she and her neighbors blame for their sudden onset of troubled breathing, headaches, nausea and stomach pains.

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Roger Stone says Trump may not run in 2020, pledges to line up challenger to Pence-Haley ticket

Longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone pledged to have someone lined up to challenge Vice President Mike Pence should he run for...

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Morning Roundup: Carpenter takes top starting spot at Indy 500

Ed Carpenter ruined Team Penske's Indianapolis 500 pole-position party.

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NRA links school violence to Ritalin but experts deny link

The National Rifle Association's incoming president has linked school shootings and other violence to using medications such as...

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Johnson shows promise as a third-team center

Johnson held his own in a few starts, subbing for Steven Adams

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Still friends! Prince Harry's ex-girlfriends attend royal wedding

Among the star-studded guest list of Saturday's royal wedding were Harry's two most notable ex-girlfriends, Chelsy Davy and...

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A fourth-grade teacher, a donor and 'an angel on earth'

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Eva Evans is 10 years old and desperately needs a new kidney to live a normal life. Mrs. Thomas, a...

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Interview: Olivia Munn talks her Oklahoma roots, #MeToo, Time's Up Initiative during visit to her alma mater

On a gusty spring day, Olivia Munn, the actress known for her onscreen work in HBO’s “The Newsroom,” in the “X-Men” film...

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Hispanic student starts blog to help parents break language barrier

EDMOND — Understanding English is easy for some, but Hilda Estrada has a mission to help Spanish-speaking parents better...

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Supreme Court battle shaping up over tax repeal effort

Oklahoma Supreme Court justices have created a fast track for challenges to tax repeal vote and invited Attorney General Mike...

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Wolfe electrified Kool-Aid, then he electrified fiction

No journalist ever moved to fiction with the panache of Tom Wolfe. But then no one ever moved to anything with quite the...

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Though familiar, 'Initiation' is a great beginning

Book review: Though familiar, 'Initiation' is a great beginning

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Personally speaking: Brian Puckett

• Position: Align Wealth Management, partner and certified financial planner • Age: 54 • Grew up in: Edmond • Education:...

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Opportunities abound for hiking in Oklahoma

There are so many places where you can go hiking, biking and horseback riding throughout the state.

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Photos of galas, fundraising events and charity benefits in the Oklahoma City area

Photos of galas, fundraising events and charity benefits in the Oklahoma City area.

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Oklahoma native Olivia Munn receives home-state award for standing up to sexual harassment

Olivia Munn recently received the inaugural Voice for Justice Award for her activism against sexual harassment in the workplace...

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Fine arts and theater notes, May 20

Fine arts and theater notes, May 20

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Kansas City offered nice break for celebration

Family comes together to celebrate their mother's 80th birthday in Kansas City.

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Education notes for May 20

Grant to aid students from foster care EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma Foundation has received a $154,000 grant...

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Revitalization efforts gleam in northeast Oklahoma City

Local vendors and developers were showcased Saturday during the annual oNE OKC community event in northeast Oklahoma City.

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Flix Brewhouse signs lease to open OKC location

A lease has been signed to bring microbrewery/movie theater Flix Brewhouse to a new mixed-use entertainment and business...

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Student succeeds against odds

The nonprofit Pivot Inc. celebrated dozens of clients who are graduating from high school this year despite significant...

Great expectations

LifeMay 12, 2018

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has raised more than half the funds needed to build a 2000-seat church and Stanley Rother shrine in south Oklahoma City.

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Governor's veto puts sheriffs in tough spot.

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed a bill that would have eliminated financial consequences to counties for failing to...

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Native American New Play Festival to feature 1950s comedy

“Round Dance” tells the tale of a Muscogee (Creek) family struggling to make its way in Los Angeles in 1956, as the federal...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers

Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers

Business

Taking a ride with Disney should be more enjoyable than with Tesla

Dear Mr. Berko: We bought $50,000 worth of the 5.3 percent Tesla bond in August 2017. Our stockbroker wants me to sell, take a...

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Former CPA and attorney finds his niche in financial planning

Ironically, a bad investment experience years ago is what led Brian Puckett into his now 25-year career in financial planning....

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Crop problems elsewhere could produce bounty for US corn farmers

A need for corn leads this week's edition of Futures File, our weekly commodities wrap-up. Global corn shortage looms Corn...

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Nonprofit notes, May 20

Nonprofit notes, May 20

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Oklahoma nursing homes relieved as state looks for more inspectors

Hospitals, surgical centers, nursing homes, home health agencies and other medical providers have to undergo regular...

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Oklahoma health notes for May 20

Oklahoma health notes for May 20

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'Black Wall Street' musical performance to make Tulsa debut

“Black Wall Street” will make its Tulsa premiere on May 24.

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Don Mecoy: Eagle & Beagle for Sunday, May 20, 2018

Don Mecoy: Eagle & Beagle for Sunday, May 20, 2018.

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. 20 for Sunday, May 20, 2018

Parties in Oklahoma City: Helen Ford Wallace

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Outdoor notebook: Stripers are biting on Lake Texoma

The free youth instructional shoot event is open to boys and girls age 10 to 16 who will receive instruction in gun safety,...

Sports

Thunder working off same canvas as 2008

The Thunder never has had to rebuild in Oklahoma City, and that shouldn't change now

Sports

What needs to change for Thunder coach Billy Donovan after a turbulent Year 3?

Three seasons of playoff qualification but back-to-back campaigns of swift first-round exits have left questions about if Billy...

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Oklahoma State women's golf coach Courtney Jones took an indirect path to college coaching

Oklahoma State women's golf coach Courtney Jones took an indirect path to college coaching

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Tips for responding to the salary requirement question

Dear Sam: I'm returning to Columbus after living in a small Southern town for several years, so I'm gearing up my resume and...

Sports

Wichita State ends Cowgirls season

Oklahoma State's softball team couldn't find a way to beat Wichita State this season.

Sports

LeBron, Cavs overpower Celtics 116-86 in Game 3

The Cleveland Cavaliers looked like a different team on their home floor, tightening the Eastern Conference finals with a...

Sports

Texas Tech sweep drops OSU baseball to second in Big 12

After entering the weekend with a two-game lead on Texas atop the conference standings, OSU will be the No. 2 seed in the Big...

Technology and efficiency gains have boosted the oil industry

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After a career in operations, Jason Pigott suddenly found himself in charge of information technology at Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. "At first I had no idea why I was leading IT, but putting operations and IT together has...

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Paige Parker misses Sooners' regional win after minor accident

The Sooners had to get by without Paige Parker on Saturday after she was involved in a car accident after leaving Oklahoma’s...

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Energy FC snaps losing streak with 1-0 victory

The victory ended Energy FC’s longest losing streak in franchise history and its longest at Taft Stadium.

Sports

How did freshman phenom help OU beat Tulsa?

Jocelyn Alo crushed her 26th home run of the season over the left field bleachers in Saturday’s Norman Regional victory against...

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UCLA surged to the top of the leaderboard with a second-round total of 9-under-par 279 on Saturday

UCLA surged to the top of the leaderboard with a second-round total of 9-under-par 279 on Saturday

Sports

Out of uniform and not managing, Dusty Baker relishes watching son

Dusty Baker is in the stands for nearly every home game to watch Cal's new infielder with that sweet left-handed swing that...

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Oklahoma scene: Energy FC U23 squad opens season

Energy FC U23 squad opens season Energy FC's U23 squad opens its regular season at home Sunday against Texas United SC. Kickoff...

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Morning Roundup: Manziel signs with CFL team

Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel has signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.

Sports

Warriors eager to get back on the court, respond from loss

The Warriors got dominated in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals at Houston, and now the defending champions plan to do...

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DUI suspect drags OKC officer during attempt to flee

A man suspected of driving under the influence was arrested Tuesday after he drove off while an Oklahoma City officer was...

Sports

Justify wins foggy Preakness, keeps Triple Crown bid alive

Justify endured the most difficult race of his career and came away a step closer to becoming trainer Bob Baffert's second...

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Women's golf: Rose Huang, NCAA adjust to BYU rule against Sunday competition

BYU golfer Rose Huang started her play at the NCAA championships a day earlier than everyone else because of BYU's rules...

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Possible homemade explosive device removed from Lawton hospital Friday

Authorities removed what might have been a “homemade explosive device” from a Lawton hospital Friday.

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Body of Tulsa man recovered Friday in Keystone Lake

The body of a 47-year-old man was recovered Friday night in Keystone Lake, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

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Two die in wrecks along Oklahoma roads

Two people were killed in separate wrecks Friday along Oklahoma roads, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

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Two OSU baseball players no longer with team

Sophomore infielder Cameron Dobbs is no longer a member of the Oklahoma State baseball program, an OSU media representative...

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Women's golf Q&A: Texas A&M senior Maddie Szeryk

Texas A&M senior Maddie Szeryk added to her NCAA career record of rounds at even par or better with a 2-under-par 70 on...

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OU baseball: Sooners power past Jayhawks 14-6

Oklahoma avoided a series sweep with a 14-6 win over Kansas in its regular season finale Saturday.

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Sooners ace Paige Parker in minor traffic accident after Friday's NCAA regional win

Oklahoma senior pitcher Paige Parker was involved in a car accident after Friday night’s win against Boston University, a team...

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Donovan's offense was slow to develop in 2017-18

Thunder performed poorly in close games, leading to a disappointing season

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Bible lesson for May 19

Bible lesson for May 19

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New agent for Berkshire Hathaway

New agent for Berkshire Hathaway.

Dozens of schools built safe rooms following Moore tornado

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At least 65 school districts across the state have constructed safe rooms since 2013, according to a survey conducted by The Oklahoman.

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Orthodox priest offers biblical discussion on 'Lord of the Rings'

The Rev. Jeremy Davis will host a five-week series of classes called "'The Lord of the Rings' and the Spiritual Life" at Holy...

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Religion briefs for May 19

Religion briefs for May 19

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Edmond Mobile Meals hosts golf tournament on July 9

Edmond Mobile Meals will host its second annual 'Mulligans for Meals' golf tournament on July 9.

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Symphony Show House open through Sunday

Symphony Show House open through Sunday.

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Three things you should have at home

These will save you headaches, sore knees and wet feet.

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Sunnyside Diner to bring comfort food to former Edmond service station

Sunnyside Diner is planning to open its newest cafe, transforming the former service station at the corner of Second Street and...

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Fallen Oklahoma officers honored in ceremonies Friday

A lone bagpiper walked slowly through the grounds of the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial Friday morning as hundreds of people...

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Here are some new books for garden, home

With longer days and shorter nights come warm weather opportunities to make home and garden improvements. Become inspired to...

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Dog bites man, bankers oppose regulation

The American Bankers Association reported that nearly three out of four bankers said Qualified Mortgage regulations, "which...

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Putnam City teachers spend Sundays volunteering, helping families

Arbor Grove teachers and members of their families have volunteered for Focus on Home on several Sundays, loading, delivering...

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Arise Ministries will host annual single mothers conference

Arise Ministries will host its Thrive Gathering for single mothers from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. June 23 at Crossings Community...

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This 400-year-old church is older than almost any institution in America

DISPUTANTA, Va. — Long before American independence, before the Pilgrims even landed at Plymouth Rock, there was Martin's...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

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OKC council moving quickly to fill Pettis' seat

The Oklahoma City Council is moving quickly to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Ward 7 Councilman John Pettis....

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Unlock that panel

Inspector says remove padlock from electrical panel

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Kenneth R. Harney, Lawsuit dismissed against Zillow's Zestimates

Lawsuit dismissed against Zillow's Zestimates

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Learn how to buy and maintain a home

Realtors foundation to present homeownership workshop.

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Stitt vows to appoint anti-abortion justices

Republican gubernatorial candidate Kevin Stitt says he would appoint anti-abortion justices to Oklahoma Supreme Court

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for May 19, 2018

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for May 19, 2018.

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Why Becky Hammon will soon be the Jackie Robinson of our time

Becky Hammon hasn't landed one of the NBA"s vacant head coaching jobs this offseason, but that day is coming. Might be soon....

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Do your homework before picking exterior color scheme

Do your homework before picking exterior color scheme

Oklahoma schools plagued by low funding as student needs increase

NewsMay 6, 2018

Oklahoma schools have struggled through a decade of per-student funding decreases, resulting in larger class sizes and fewer classroom resources. But it has come at the same time the rate of students dealing with a slate of social challenges have...

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New college program for people with disabilities

Northeastern State University in Tahlequah has teamed up with Lead Learn Live to create the RiverHawks Scholar Program to...

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Lamb says he would not support repeal of tax hikes

Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, a Republican candidate for governor, opposed tax hikes but says repealing them now would create budget chaos.

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Meet the American who will preach at the royal wedding: Episcopal USA presiding bishop has visited Oklahoma City several times

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's relationship is transatlantic, and now their wedding ceremony will be, too. The Most Rev....