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Coronavirus surging in Oklahoma City’s Hispanic community

Jess Olivo survived cancer twice. But it still didn’t prepare her for her family’s struggle with COVID-19. Olivo, 34, and...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: 494 new cases; one new death

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 494 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday. That brings the total number of cases in...

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College football may not be able to plan its way through a pandemic. Here's why.

College football is doing its darnedest to have a season. Some folks think such a thing would be foolish or dangerous or both,...

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Tramel: Big 12 Conference can no longer wait on declaring what 2020 football season will look like

Back in the spring, when college football season first seemed imperiled, the thoughtful among us advised no rush. Plenty of...

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Day care operators react to release of $9.6 million in COVID-19 relief funds

Gov. Kevin Stitt and the head of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services have announced plans to release $9.6 million in...

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Nearly $300,000 available to Black-led organizations in the metro to advance racial equity

The OKC Black Justice Fund announced Friday it has raised $290,000 and is ready to process grant applications from Black-led...

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Pastor continues call for Tulsa Race Massacre reparations; says historic church symbolizes a way forward

TULSA — When the Rev. Robert Turner walks onto the sidewalk outside Tulsa City Hall, he thinks of the members of his historic...

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Master of the 'Universe': Renowned artist and inventor Tom Shannon shows mind-bending work at Science Museum Oklahoma

Suspended above the Science Museum Oklahoma lobby, hundreds of small black-and-white spheres subtly sway in uncanny...

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OU football commit Jordan Mukes learning from new Choctaw assistant, former Texas Tech DB Tre Porter

CHOCTAW — Nearly a decade ago, Tre Porter lined up across from Oklahoma receiver Kenny Stills. At the snap, Stills sprinted...

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East Side, Capitol Hill scarce on applications for city small business assistance

The pandemic economic crash came quickly for Demetra Bailey’s catering business and event center. For the past 18 years Bailey...

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'One game down, seven to go': OKC Thunder surges past Utah Jazz in NBA season restart

Chris Paul’s mid-range jumper is still silky. Steven Adams is still strong. Danilo Gallinari can still shoot it, Luguentz Dort...

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COVID vaccine race: Early success fuels cautious optimism, panel finds

ropelled by encouraging results from early experiments, the clock has ticked forward one hour since June in USA TODAY’s...

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Oklahoma lawmaker threatens OKC Thunder with tax penalties if players kneel during national anthem

An Oklahoma lawmaker threatened to pull tax benefits for the Oklahoma City Thunder if players were to kneel during the national...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

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SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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Oklahoma pro angler Bradley Hallman's BFE bait hits stores as he recovers from COVID-19

Pro angler Bradley Hallman said he wanted to design a bait that would catch fish and not just fishermen. So when one of his...

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Pick 3, July 31: 9-5-9 Cash 5, July 31: 1-21-24-30-35 Lucky for Life, July 30: 14-15-16-39-42, Lucky Ball: 10 Mega Millions,...

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OKC Thunder, Utah Jazz take knee during national anthem

Moments prior to the Thunder's return to regular season action against the Utah Jazz, members of both teams knelt during the...

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Successful Medicaid expansion campaign cost nearly $5.5 million

The campaign to expand Medicaid through a statewide ballot question spent nearly $5.5 million on the successful effort, dating...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Aug. 1, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a two-story, modern French-style home in developer P.B. Odom III's gated Chatenay neighborhood near...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, Aug. 3, 2020

Rafting park bids exceed estimate The low bid to finish the second floor of the MAPS 3 whitewater rafting park's main building...

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Oklahoma Shakespeare presenting a free live Zoom reading of 'Three Sisters' tonight

The reading will be directed by Laura Standley, who helmed Oklahoma Shakespeare's 2018 production of "Sense & Sensibility."

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SpaceX capsule and NASA crew make 1st splashdown in 45 years

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Two NASA astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown, their capsule...

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    Four O'Clock hour asks, when was the last time you had someone of a different race as a guest inside your home?

    Sitting back in her chair with a glass of red wine, Taniyah Washington wanted to listen to how everyone responded to the...

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    Fall gardens should be under way in central Oklahoma

    STILLWATER — Oklahoma faces several more weeks of intense heat, but gardening enthusiasts can get a jumpstart on fall by...

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    Coronavirus, energy pains hit most property markets hard in OKC area

    Here are highlights from Oklahoma City’s NAI Sullivan Group’s midyear market reports, available in full online. Retail In...

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    In the light: Organizations celebrate Oklahoma Contemporary opening with 'Bright Golden Haze: Reflections'

    Rather than the tiny pinpricks of brightness from lightning bugs, the prominent gleams emanate from 25 lifelike, oversized...

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    Opinion: TNT's Kenny Smith is right about Mavericks' Luka Doncic, wrong about asterisk

    Kenny Smith does not buy the idea that all of sports requires an asterisk in 2020. The veteran NBA player who has made a nice...

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    Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly bestsellers

    Oklahoma bestsellers Fiction 1. “Mexican Gothic” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Del Rey Books) 2. “The Order” by Daniel Silva...

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    THUNDER 110, JAZZ 94 FG FT Reb UTAH Min M-A M-A O-T A Pf Pts Ingles 31:44 3-6 0-0 1-2 4 2 7 O’Neale 19:23 3-5 2-2 1-5 2 3 10...

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    As rapid COVID-19 testing heads to nursing homes, lack of public tests threatens its effectiveness

    Four months after the coronavirus began sweeping through Oklahoma’s nursing homes, the federal government is preparing to ship...

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    Interview and photos: Renowned inventor and artist Tom Shannon's first Oklahoma exhibit is on view at Science Museum Oklahoma

    The links between art and science are clearly visible in the sculptures, installations and engineering marvels in the...

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    Williamson back in NBA quarantine, could be out on Tuesday

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Zion Williamson will be out of quarantine by the time New Orleans plays in the first official...

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    Court overturns Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence

    A federal appeals court Friday threw out Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, saying the...

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    Advances in treatments reducing COVID-19 deaths, doctors say

    Though confirmed cases of coronavirus in Oklahoma rose by more than 22,000 in July, there were fewer deaths last month from...

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    College football: Pac-12 players want issues addressed before they practice and play

    A group of Pac-12 football players say they will not practice or play until their concerns about playing during the COVID-19...

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    City assistance sends millions to small businesses hit hard by pandemic

    In just three months after being launched, the first phase of allocations from Oklahoma City’s Small Business Continuity...

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    Tulsa officers' overtime costs $450,000 for work during Trump rally and protests

    Tulsa Police officers were paid more than $450,000 in overtime and earned more than 2,000 hours in comp time for their work at...

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    Isaias weakens; may strengthen on path to virus-hit Florida

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Isaias snapped trees and knocked out power as it blew through the Bahamas on Saturday and churned...

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    Golf: Thomas wins St. Jude, takes over No. 1 spot in world

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Justin Thomas won the FedEx St. Jude Invitational on Sunday to take the No. 1 spot in the world for the first...

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    COVID-19 daycare: Parents struggle with masks, distancing at school

    Sam DeRoze is almost 4 years old. After years of nanny care, he’s supposed to dive into his first organized school...

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    Debate begins for who’s first in line for COVID-19 vaccine

    Who gets to be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine? U.S. health authorities hope by late next month to have some draft...

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    To understand another community, Norman pastor says it's about showing up

    Standing outside Nappy Roots Books on the northeast side of Oklahoma City, Elizabeth Goen watched her two sons play in a bouncy...

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    Oklahoma rancher tackles grasshopper invasion, drought with video humor

    Leave it to an Oklahoma rancher like Monte Tucker to find humor in a drought and a grasshopper infestation. He had more than a...

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    OKC Thunder vs. Nuggets: Lineups, tip-off time, how to watch

    Thunder vs. Nuggets When: 3 p.m. Monday Where: The Arena, Orlando TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675, U-verse...

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    Target Black Friday shopping: Stores to close on Thanksgiving

    Target stores will be closed on Thanksgiving due to the coronavirus pandemic, but plan to start rolling out its...

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    BETHANY West, Katie Beatrice: 88, died July 29. Graveside services 10 a.m. Friday, Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Oklahoma City...

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    Video: Rascal Flatts releases new EP 'How They Remember You,' plus 'Warmer' lyric video

    To go along with the EP release, the band has released a lyric video for the track "Warmer," a pleading love song with a...

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    Embracing a community through street art

    While taking a walk through Edgemere Park shortly after learning about the death of Congressman John Lewis, local resident John...

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    Oklahoma County Jail Trust faces problems during first month managing county jail, many still hopeful

    With surging COVID-19 cases, sanitation problems and delays with new vendors, the first month of managing the Oklahoma County...

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    SpaceX capsule and NASA crew make 1st splashdown in 45 years

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two NASA astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown, their...

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    Microsoft confirms talks seeking to buy US arm of TikTok

    NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft confirmed Sunday it is in talks with Chinese company ByteDance to acquire the U.S. arm of its popular...

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    RNC: Decision on private Trump renomination vote not final

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The vote to renominate President Donald Trump is set to be conducted in private later this month, without...

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    El Paso marks Walmart shooting anniversary amid pandemic

    When Stephanie Melendez, her husband and two young daughters tested positive for the coronavirus, the person she most wanted to...

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    Leading Democratic VP contender Bass defends stance on Cuba

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Karen Bass, one of the top contenders to be Joe Biden's running mate, on Sunday defended her...

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    House Dems seek to hold suburbs as Trump's slide worries GOP

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a suburban Houston congressional district that backed President Donald Trump in 2016, a twice-elected...

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    Clock is ticking on Trump comeback as early voting nears

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s getting late early.President Donald Trump is privately reassuring Republicans anxious about his deficits...

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    Debate begins for who's first in line for COVID-19 vaccine

    Who gets to be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine? U.S. health authorities hope by late next month to have some draft...

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    Beaux Arts Ball Party/Debutantes/Escorts - Helen Ford Wallace

    BEAUX ARTS BALL CELEBRATES 75 YEARS Party for art: Parents of the 2020 Beaux Arts Ball debutantes and escorts got together for...

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    Dumba kneels, NHL puts focus on Black Lives Matter movement

    Minnesota’s Matt Dumba became the first NHL player to kneel during the U.S. national anthem when he did so before the opening...

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    Hurricane Isaias churns through Bahamas as Florida prepares

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Forecasters declared a hurricane warning for parts of the Florida coast Friday as Hurricane Isaias...

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    Vietnam reports 2nd death, more cases linked to hospital

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A second person died of coronavirus complications in Vietnam, officials said Saturday, a day after the...

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    Murder defendant captured after escaping Oklahoma County jail

    Two cellmates fashioned bedsheets into a rope more than 100 feet long and made a daring escape Friday morning from the 12th...

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    Deadline is Aug. 13 for OKC nonprofits to apply for grants

    Reviews begin Aug. 13 of applications for federally funded COVID-19 relief for nonprofits that serve low- to moderate-income...

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    Bank and restaurant latest additions to former downtown car dealership development

    Stride Bank and a Hal Smith restaurant are set to join a mix of financial services, high tech and creative firms moving to the...

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    Florida teen arrested as mastermind of Twitter hack

    MIAMI (AP) — A Florida teen was identified Friday as the mastermind of a scheme earlier this month that commandeered Twitter...

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    Marine vehicle deep under sea, complicating rescue search

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A military seafaring assault vehicle that sank off the coast of Southern California is under hundreds of feet...

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    US astronauts pack up for rare splashdown in SpaceX capsule

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two U.S. astronauts about to make the first splashdown return in 45 years said Friday they'll have...

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    James Murdoch resigns from news publisher News Corp's board

    News Corp founder Rupert Murdoch’s son James is resigning from the family-controlled publisher’s board over content appearing...

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    Pac-12 sets Sept. 26 start for 10-game football schedule

    The Pac-12 set Sept. 26 as the start date Friday for its 10-game, conference-only football schedule, joining the Southeastern...

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    Indiana girl, 2, dies 2 days after being caught in crossfire

    A 2-year-old girl died Friday, two days after she was caught in crossfire and shot in the head while sitting in a car with her...

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    Officials declare Allegiant Stadium in Vegas almost complete

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials declared “substantial completion" of Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas after nearly 1,000 days were...

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    Agency probed abuse reports months before Kansas girl slain

    BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas child welfare agency determined Friday that a 3-year-old girl whose battered body was found...

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    'Building bridges': How Bass became a leading VP contender

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's leaders were deadlocked and on the verge of financial catastrophe in 2008. Five...

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    Tech giants lead gains as S&P 500 closes 4th winning month

    NEW YORK (AP) — Big Tech continues to steamroll through the pandemic, and strong gains for some of the market’s most...

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    Road trip? Quarantines mess with Americans' travel plans

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Families trying to squeeze in a summer vacation before school starts better do some homework on COVID-19...

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    Wisconsin Republicans 'stand ready' to kill mask requirement

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Senate Republicans “stand ready” to strike down the statewide mask mandate that Democratic Gov....

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    Oil giants lost billions as pandemic crushed demand for fuel

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two American oil giants lost more than $9 billion in the second quarter as the pandemic kept households on...

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    Ex-Houston officers indicted in wake of deadly drug raid

    HOUSTON (AP) — A grand jury has indicted six former Houston police officers whose work with a narcotics unit has been under...

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    Robert Durst murder trial to resume in 2021 because of virus

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California murder trial of New York real estate heir Robert Durst is scheduled to resume before a jury...

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    Michigan high court won't hear absentee ballot deadline case

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A split Michigan Supreme Court on Friday declined to hear a case that sought to extend the state's...

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    Trump offers, Democrats reject fix for $600 jobless benefit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With aid expiring, the White House offered a short-term extension Thursday of a $600 weekly unemployment...

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    Recap: OKC Central Live Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

    Today's live chat kicks off at 9:30 a.m. but feel free to submit questions now!

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    Oklahoma Supreme Court chief justice blocks contempt hearing for OKC police chief

    The chief justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court on Thursday blocked judges in two counties from telling Oklahoma City police...

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    Stitt puts $10 million toward school PPE, promises teacher testing

    Oklahoma schools will receive $10 million in personal protective equipment and are expected to test teachers monthly for...

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    Concert business "at risk of total collapse" without help

    After struggling through four months of canceled concert tours, banquets, weddings and other festivities, the Bricktown Event...

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    Asian benchmarks tumble, looking to earnings, central banks

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares tumbled Friday as reports showed layoffs of American workers are persisting at high levels after the...

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    From The Newsroom: Listen to The Oklahoman's daily podcast

    Welcome to the home of The Oklahoman's daily podcast dedicated to informing readers about the latest headlines, including the...

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    Former GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain dies of COVID-19

    ATLANTA (AP) — Herman Cain, former Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of a major pizza chain who went on to...

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    Portland prepares for US agents to step back from protests

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon police prepared Thursday to take over protecting a federal courthouse in Portland that’s been a...

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    Trump floats idea of election delay, a virtual impossibility

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, lagging in the polls and grappling with deepening economic and public health crises,...

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    John Lewis mourned as 'founding father' of better America

    ATLANTA (AP) — Hailed as a “founding father” of a fairer, better United States, John Lewis was eulogized Thursday by three...

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    Contentious budget vote could push Israel toward elections

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of opponents of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demonstrated outside his official residence late...

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    Record economic plunge, bleak jobs numbers reveal virus toll

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic sent the U.S. economy plunging by a record-shattering 32.9% annual rate last quarter...

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    'On our way to Mars': NASA rover will look for signs of life

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The biggest, most sophisticated Mars rover ever built — a car-size vehicle bristling with cameras,...

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    Court records show injury reports for Universal water slide

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — At least 115 injury reports have been made involving a water slide at Universal Orlando's Volcano Bay,...

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    Lewis in posthumous essay: 'Your turn to let freedom ring'

    ATLANTA (AP) — John Lewis spent his whole life fighting for civil rights — and he wanted to make sure the cause lived on after...

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    Myriad Gardens showing works by Oklahoma artists Jason Wilson and Sarah Atlee in Crystal Bridge Visitors Lobby

    The exhibit is free to view during Crystal Bridge hours from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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    1.4 million seek jobless aid as virus surges in South, West

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1.4 million laid-off Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, further evidence of the...

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    US economy shrank at a record-breaking 33% rate last quarter as virus shuttered businesses and triggered layoffs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US economy shrank at a record-breaking 33% rate last quarter as virus shuttered businesses and triggered...

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    Lawmakers grill 4 Big Tech CEOs but don't land many blows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional lawmakers finally got a chance to grill the CEOs of Big Tech over their dominance and...

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    10 reasons Oklahomans aren't wearing masks during the coronavirus pandemic

    We asked readers if they wear a mask or not while out and about during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some of the...

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    Hiroshima court recognizes atomic bomb 'black rain' victims

    TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court on Wednesday for the first time recognized people exposed to radioactive “black rain" that fell...

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    Women charged in beating of Wisconsin state senator

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday charged two women, including a high school social worker, with attacking a...

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    Trump downplays West Texas energy worries, attacks Democrats

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump took sweeping digs at “crazy left radical Democrats” on a trip Wednesday to the...

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    Misinformation on coronavirus is proving highly contagious

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As the world races to find a vaccine and a treatment for COVID-19, there is seemingly no antidote in...

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    Trump administration won't accept new DACA applications

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will reject new applications and shorten renewal periods for an...

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    Fed sees dim economic outlook as virus squeezes economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell warned Wednesday that the viral epidemic is endangering the modest...

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    Pence urges in-person school during visit to North Carolina

    APEX, N.C. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence vowed Wednesday that schools around the country will have the resources they need...

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    Music Review: Alanis Morissette dazzles on 9th album

    Alanis Morissette, “Such Pretty Forks in the Road" (Epiphany Music)The piano is back. The voice is back. The angst is back.A...

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    Gaps in federal oversight add to virus woes at vets homes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Big gaps in federal oversight of long-term care facilities for aging veterans may have contributed to rampant...

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    5 French fighter jets delivered to India in military upgrade

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The first batch of five French-made Rafale fighter jets arrived at an Indian air force base on...

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    Mother charged after son fatally shoots daughter

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman has been charged with reckless homicide after her son fatally shot her daughter with a...

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    Turkey: Social media law's passage raises censorship worries

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s parliament approved a law early Wednesday that gives authorities greater power to regulate social...

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    US officials: Russia behind spread of virus disinformation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say Russian intelligence officers are spreading disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic...

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    Lane closures reported at I-40/I-35 junction in OKC

    An overturned semi has prompted all eastbound lanes to be closed on Interstate 40 at the Interstate 35 junction.

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    Achievers

    The Putnam City Schools Foundation has announced the appointment of five new members to its board of trustees, as well as the...

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    Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage

    Go to Oklahoman.com/life/weddings to view Oklahoma couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage. Publication of anniversary...

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    Achievers

    The Exchange Club of Oklahoma City has awarded its annual $2,000 Youth of the Year scholarship to Nicholas Sayegh, 18, who...

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    Achievers

    Thirty-one young professionals have been selected to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma's sixth Leadership Class. The class,...

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    Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma to host virtual 5K and awareness parade Sept. 26

    Due to COVID-19, the Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma's annual 5K will be held virtually on Sept. 26. Also, in...

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    OKC man who worked as an Air Force civilian engineer in Okinawa pleads guilty to assaulting neighbors

    An Oklahoma City man working for the U.S. Armed Forces as a civilian engineer in Okinawa, Japan, pleaded guilty Monday in...

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    Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

    Editor's note: In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, several venues and businesses are temporarily closed. Please...

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    Weekend carnival in Bricktown canceled

    Plans for a carnival in Bricktown this weekend are being dropped following concerns voiced by the community over the risk of...

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    The Latest: Hard hit Australian state sees new cases drop

    MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s hard-hit Victoria state has recorded its lowest daily tally of COVID-19 cases in nine days...

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    GOP's jobless benefit plan could mean delays, states warn

    A Republican proposal to slash the $600 weekly benefit boost for those left jobless because of the coronavirus shutdown could...

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    Struggling merchants, insurers battle over pandemic coverage

    Restaurants, bars and other merchants struggling to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic are desperately reaching out...

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    Tropical storm warning issued for Puerto Rico, Caribbean

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Forecasters on Tuesday issued a tropical storm warning for Puerto Rico and other parts of the...

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    McConnell: No room for new FBI building in virus aid bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Republican said Tuesday that he opposes a push by President Donald Trump to include nearly...

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    National teacher union supports strikes over reopening plans

    One of the nation's largest teachers unions is authorizing its members to strike if their schools plan to reopen without proper...

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    Democrats, GOP far apart on virus aid; Trump wants a deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A day of shuttle diplomacy on Capitol Hill over a coronavirus aid package produced few results Tuesday, with...

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    Texas AG says schools trump health officials on class start

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Local health officials in Texas do not have the authority to close schools to prevent spread of the...

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    Trump defends disproved COVID-19 treatment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump issued a stout defense Tuesday of a disproved use of a malaria drug as a treatment for...

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    Prosecutors may revisit audio-visual coverage of cops' trial

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors said Tuesday they may revisit the issue of audio-visual coverage of the trials of four former...

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    MLB suspends Marlins' season through weekend amid outbreak

    MIAMI (AP) — Major League Baseball suspended the Miami Marlins’ season through Sunday, and the Philadelphia Phillies will...

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    'Watchmen' leads charge for Emmy nominations relevance

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Watchmen,” cloaked in superhero mythology and grounded in real-world racism, received a leading 26...

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    Barr defends aggressive federal response to protests

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr defended the aggressive federal law enforcement response to civil unrest in...

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    Heavy rains in Oklahoma lead to high water rescues

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunderstorms that dropped 8 to 9 inches of rain in the Oklahoma City area early Tuesday led to high water...

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    Maduro's hold on Venezuela tightens as coronavirus surges

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — More than a year after a young U.S.-backed politician rose up to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás...

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    California Indian tribe gets back Big Sur ancestral lands

    BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — A Native American tribe has reclaimed a small part of ancestral lands on California’s scenic Big Sur...

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    Turkish parliament to vote on controversial social media law

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish lawmakers were making their final speeches Tuesday before voting on a bill that would give the...

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    Twitter gives Trump Jr. a tweet timeout for pandemic misinfo

    CHICAGO (AP) — Twitter has temporarily halted President Donald Trump’s son from tweeting on its site after he shared a video...

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    McDonald's facing uneven recovery, 2Q sales down 30%

    Business did improve for McDonald’s throughout the second quarter as restrictions lifted across the globe, but the fast food...

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    Pandemic drives average age of cars in US to a record high

    Drivers are holding on to cars and trucks longer during the coronavirus pandemic.The average age of a vehicle on U.S. roads...

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    NYPD: 303 police cars damaged since Floyd death, costing $1M

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say 303 department vehicles have been vandalized since George Floyd’s May 25 death,...

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    US-China spats rattle world, prompting calls for unity

    BEIJING (AP) — Antagonisms between the United States and China are rattling governments around the world, prompting a German...

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    Despite few COVID-19 cases reported in state prisons, many have concerns

    Despite a low number of reported positive COVID-19 cases inside state prison facilities, families and friends of those...

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    Survey: Oklahomans have conflicting feelings for masks, COVID-19 dangers

    A national survey of coronavirus beliefs and practices found that many of the Oklahomans studied believe that while wearing a...

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    COVID-19 outbreak hits Oklahoma County jail

    As new COVID-19 cases surge to record highs in the state, the Oklahoma County jail has become the latest facility for inmates...

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    Flood watch in effect for parts of central Oklahoma

    Follow current weather conditions from around the state.

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    Cleanup from Hanna spurs fear amid COVID-19 surge in Texas

    WESLACO, Texas (AP) — As recovery and cleanup efforts got underway Monday in South Texas in the wake of a downgraded Hanna,...

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    The Latest: New virus cases rise in China's Xinjiang region

    BEIJING — New coronavirus cases continue to rise in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, with 57 reported on Tuesday.The...

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    White House, Democrats at odds on virus aid but talking

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment assistance, eviction protections and other relief for millions of Americans are at stake as...

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    US Attorney: Feds will stay in Portland until attacks end

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal militarized officers will remain in Portland until attacks on the U.S. courthouse cease, a top...

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    Wealthy donors pour millions into fight over mail-in voting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Deep-pocketed and often anonymous donors are pouring over $100 million into an intensifying dispute about...

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    Belgium unveils plan to avoid lockdown, curfew in Antwerp

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium's prime minister put the brakes on the country's coronavirus exit plan Monday with a set of drastic...

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    Lawyer claims Depp was misogynistic abuser of ex-wife Heard

    LONDON (AP) — A lawyer for British tabloid The Sun claimed Monday that Johnny Depp was “a hopeless addict” whose violence...

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    Regulators warn Under Armour over accounting disclosures

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    European tourism faces turbulence only weeks after restart

    BERLIN (AP) — Europe's tourism revival is running into turbulence only weeks after countries reopened their borders, with...

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    Kosovo wants Apple to correct country's borders on its maps

    PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s foreign minister said that she asked Apple to correct her country’s borders in its maps.Meliza...

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    4th day of England vs West Indies washed out

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — England and the West Indies were prevented by rain from playing on the fourth day of the deciding...

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    Report: Attendance flat at Disney parks, grows at Universal

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    Virus vaccine put to final test in thousands of volunteers

    The world’s biggest COVID-19 vaccine study got underway Monday with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers helping to test...

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    Group: Yemen rebels should be sanctioned over moored tanker

    CAIRO (AP) — A leading international rights group on Monday urged the U.N. Security Council to impose additional sanctions on...

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    AP-NORC poll: Anxiety props up Biden, Trump voters fervent

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    Ryanair expects air travel to be depressed for 2-3 years

    LONDON (AP) — European budget airline Ryanair said Monday that the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on its earnings, with...

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    Qatar interested in bidding for 2032 Olympics, Paralympics

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    Liz Weston: Can you trust your mobile payment app?

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    UN says Afghan civilian casualties down by 13% this year

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan saw a 13% drop in the number of civilians killed and wounded in violence across the...

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    OKC Civic Life for Monday, July 27, 2020

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    Getting the last $1 million for Oklahoma City bombing memorial proves a challenge

    Buried in the massive defense bills approved last week by the House and Senate were very short provisions aimed at getting the...

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    20-40-60 Etiquette---Backyard parties still require masks, distancing

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    Body of civil rights icon John Lewis crosses Selma bridge

    SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The late U.S. Rep. John Lewis crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, for the final time Sunday...

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    Actor John Saxon dies; 'Enter the Dragon' among many roles

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Actor John Saxon, a versatile actor with a lengthy and prolific career who starred with Bruce Lee in...

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    Workers praise Disney virus safety, but will visitors come?

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Every week, it seems, Kaila Barker, her husband and their five children change their minds about whether...

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    Some US police resist enforcing coronavirus mask mandates

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Lang Holland, the chief of police in tiny Marshall, Arkansas, said he thinks the threat of the...

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    Vermont city hit hard by news of immigration furloughs

    ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — Word has spread swiftly around the small working-class city of St. Albans about looming furloughs at its...

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    US diplomat says America keeps pushing to end Qatar crisis

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. continues to push for an end of the four-nation boycott of Qatar, even after the...

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    Ceasefire in war-torn eastern Ukraine to begin at midnight

    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian and rebel forces in war-torn eastern Ukraine have started preparing for a “full and...

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    Rift between royal brothers laid bare in new book extract

    LONDON (AP) — Prince William infuriated Prince Harry when he told his younger brother he should move slowly in his relationship...

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    Malaysia searches for 24 Rohingya feared drowned off island

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities said Sunday that they were searching for two dozen Rohingya refugees who...

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    Oklahoma City Parties/Events! Helen Ford Wallace

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    Artwork by longtime artist-sculptor friends on display at Gaylord-Pickens museum

    A one-two punch of magnificent clouds and wooden wings is offered by oil painter David Holland and sculptor Barbara Scott in a...

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    Black Oklahoma City residents experience homelessness at disproportionate rate

    For years, a disproportionate rate of Black residents in Oklahoma City have experienced homelessness, according to data from...

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    2020's 1st Atlantic hurricane lashes Texas; floods expected

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Hurricane Hanna roared ashore onto the Texas Gulf Coast on Saturday, bringing winds that lashed...

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    The Latest: Ga. Democratic Senate candidate's wife has virus

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    AP source: Knicks close to deal to make Tom Thibodeau coach

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Thibodeau is coming back to the New York Knicks, who are still seeking the success they enjoyed when he was...

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    Machinists union president rallies striking shipyard workers

    BATH, Maine (AP) — The international president of the Machinists union rallied striking workers at Bath Iron Works on Saturday,...

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    Prized seat at pandemic-era games as longest EPL season ends

    LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Long after the English Premier League trophy was handed out inside Anfield, Liverpool fans were still...

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    Women reflect on sexist slur that often goes unpunished

    Ask a woman if she’s been called the B-word by a man — perhaps modified by the F-adjective — and chances are she’ll say, “You...

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    For racial justice protests, US taps tactical border squads

    WASHINGTON (AP) — They are the most highly trained members of the Border Patrol, agents who confront drug traffickers along the...

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    Denny Hamlin downright dominant as NASCAR season pushes on

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — There was no talk of championships when Denny Hamlin's team met during NASCAR's offseason to discuss...

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    Enable wins King George at Ascot for unprecedented 3rd time

    ASCOT, England (AP) — Enable captured an unprecedented third win in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes on Saturday...

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    Lesson Plan: School districts describe path to reopening

    Most public schools in the state are preparing to open their doors for a traditional return this year, but school will be...

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    Putnam City to start school year virtually

    Another major metro school district will start the academic year at home. Putnam City Public Schools announced Friday it will...

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    Ferry to museum receives grant

    A ferry landing linking the First Americans Museum to other Oklahoma River attractions earned federal funding Friday. A $4...

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    The Latest: S Korea has 100+ cases for 1st time in 4 months

    SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 113 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours — its first daily...

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    The Latest: Big Sky delays start of fall Olympic sports

    The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Big Sky Conference is delaying the...

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    Black activists: Portland's focus on feds only aids message

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — After George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police, people in Portland came out in droves to...

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    Wall Street down after worldwide slide; gold at record high

    Stocks closed broadly lower for the second day in a row Friday as Wall Street gave back some of its gains from a mostly solid...

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    Rising virus cases spark concern in Florida nursing homes

    MIAMI (AP) — The coronavirus transformed Florida’s nursing homes into closely guarded fortresses beginning in March, with the...

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    German curator abducted in Iraq freed in security operation

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A German arts curator abducted earlier this week in Iraq was freed on Friday in a raid by Iraqi security forces...

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    US new home sales jump 13.8% in June

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes rose a sharp 13.8% in June, the second straight increase after two months when sales...