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State officials unveil color-coded COVID alert system

Gov. Kevin Stitt and the state's top health official on Thursday unveiled a color-coded alert system designed to give a...

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Vascular Disease

Vascular disease is a medical condition that impacts your circulatory system. When your heart beats it pumps blood through your body through arteries and veins.

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Organizations reach out to provide food assistance

Organizations across the Oklahoma City metropolitan area are working together to provide food to unemployed and underemployed...

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HeartScan Calcium Score Screening

The best way to get ahead of heart disease is to scan for the presence of calcium in your arteries.

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Finding grace to live each day

Mary Ann Hille is one of Tulsa’s outstanding citizens. She writes about Alzheimer’s with candor and compassion. Sometimes hope...

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What You Should Know About Heart Scans

In honor of Heart Health Month, do you know whether you are at risk for heart disease? A simple heart scan can reveal your heart health and potential risks.

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Everything You Should Know About Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is more serious than many people think. Left untreated, it can cause cardiac arrest and possible death due to sudden drops in blood oxygen from an irregular heartbeat. Here's what you need to know.

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Trump lags Biden on people of color in top campaign ranks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a summer of racial unrest and calls for more diversity in leadership, President Donald Trump lags...

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What is Heart Disease?

Dr. Jeff Sparling, a cardiologist with INTEGRIS Health, explains heart disease and the risk factors that can cause heart disease to occur.

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A look at the cases behind the Supreme Court rulings

The Supreme Court ruled in two cases involving access to President Donald Trump’s financial records. The cases were the last to...

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Thomas spoke, Roberts ruled in unusual Supreme Court term

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas spoke and Chief Justice John Roberts ruled.The Supreme Court's most unusual term...

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Storm clouds hang over Trump's attempted campaign reboot

MIAMI (AP) — Friday was supposed to be the day President Donald Trump's campaign reboot itself got a reboot. Instead, it hit...

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Tropical Storm Fay weakens after New Jersey landfall

NEW YORK (AP) — Tropical Storm Fay made landfall in New Jersey on Friday amid heavy, lashing rains that closed beaches and...

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Trump undercuts health experts — again — in schools debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House seating chart spoke volumes.When the president convened a roundtable this week on how to...

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NY eases visitor ban aimed at curbing virus in nursing homes

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Certain nursing homes in New York can allow visitors — with restrictions — starting July 15 as the state...

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:ABC's “This Week" — Lineup not yet released.___NBC's “Meet the Press”...

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Church singing ban strikes sour note with California pastor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Crossroads Community Church Senior Pastor Jim Clark wants to keep his 1,500 parishioners safe during...

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American Airlines threatens to cancel some Boeing Max orders

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines is warning Boeing that it could cancel some overdue orders for the grounded 737 Max unless the...

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Justice Department files emergency appeal after federal judge halts first federal execution in nearly 2 decades

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department files emergency appeal after federal judge halts first federal execution in nearly 2 decades.

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Judge tosses Trump rule on billing for abortion coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Baltimore on Friday struck down a Trump administration rule that abortion rights advocates...

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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Judge halts first federal execution in 17 years, citing coronavirus concerns raised by victims' family

WASHINGTON (AP) — Judge halts first federal execution in 17 years, citing coronavirus concerns raised by victims' family.

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Mississippi seeing big virus outbreak in state legislature

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Packed elevators and crowded committee rooms. Legislators sitting shoulder-to-shoulder on the House and...

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Lawyer: Over 150 Minneapolis officers seeking disability

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — More than 150 Minneapolis police officers are filing work-related disability claims after the death of...

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Tulsa mayor prepares mask order as coronavirus cases surge

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tulsa's mayor said Friday he's preparing a local order to require masks be worn in public as the number of...

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Exclusive: Ex-WVa health chief says cuts hurt virus response

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The former West Virginia public health leader forced out by the governor says decades-old computer...

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Christian groups oppose ICE rule on international students

Leaders of 12 Christian organizations on Friday urged the Trump administration to rescind a policy requiring international...

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Florida's curve no longer flat amid new surge of virus cases

MIAMI (AP) — Fighting a surge in coronavirus cases in the spring, Florida appeared to be “flattening the curve” as theme parks...

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US bets on untested company to deliver COVID-19 vaccine

When precious vats of COVID-19 vaccine are finally ready, jabbing the lifesaving solution into the arms of Americans will...

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Tailgating tradition takes on new form as opera goes virtual

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tech executive Peter Batty has been making the trip to New Mexico's high desert almost every summer...

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Retail bankruptcy filings keep coming, coffee habits change

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma update: 596 new cases; six new deaths

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 596 new COVID-19 cases on Friday. That brings the total number of cases since...

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Life Is Good (still): T-shirt company finds COVID can't kill optimism

Life is good. It’s more than a slogan. For more than 25 years, it’s been an ethos for the company that makes $100...

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US wholesale prices fell 0.2% in June as food costs plunged

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices fell 0.2% in June as food costs dropped sharply, offsetting a big increase in energy...

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Leadership Quadrant of Medical Battery Suppliers, 2019 - GE, Siemens, Kholberg Kravish Roberts, Boston Scientific, Integer Holding, EaglePicher and Saft -...

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 10, 2020--The "Leadership Quadrant of Medical Battery Suppliers - 2019" report has been added to...

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Australian state records record 288 new coronavirus cases

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s coronavirus hot spot Victoria recorded 288 new cases on Friday, the largest number of...

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Churches will distribute fresh produce and dairy

Several Oklahoma City churches will host a food distribution beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Tabernacle, 9700 N...

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Group seeks to recall Norman mayor, council members

NORMAN — An effort to recall Norman Mayor Breea Clark and four city council members for cutting police funding and other...

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OKC Catholic archbishop issues mask mandate

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley said Thursday masks or face coverings are required to be worn by individuals attending all public...

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New unemployment claims plummeted in late June relative to other pandemic weeks

The number of new unemployment claims filed in Oklahoma fell sharply at the end of June, according to the latest data from the...

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OU football: Sooners report no new cases of COVID-19, five total recoveries

OU released its second round of testing results Thursday afternoon, and it reported no new positive coronavirus out of 89 total...

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2 California counties, once defiant, see virus cases rise

YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — At a bus stop in Yuba City, Ron Starkey sat on a concrete wall watching videos on his phone, a white...

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Worker advocates file meat plants discrimination complaint

Several worker advocacy organizations have filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture alleging that...

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Navy carrier sidelined by virus returns home to San Diego

San Diego (AP) — The USS Theodore Roosevelt returned home to San Diego on Thursday led by a new captain who came aboard after...

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Judge refuses to order Houston to allow Texas GOP convention

HOUSTON (AP) — A state judge on Thursday declined to reverse Houston's decision to cancel the Texas Republican convention's...

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Voting begins in Singapore general elections, with strict safety precautions being taken against the coronavirus

SINGAPORE (AP) — Voting begins in Singapore general elections, with strict safety precautions being taken against the coronavirus.

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Oklahoma governor says he remains opposed to mask mandate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Despite rising numbers of confirmed cases and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 infections in Oklahoma,...

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NYC to reopen zoos and aquarium, cancels street gatherings

NEW YORK (AP) — The Bronx Zoo and New York City's aquarium are set to reopen this month, but New York City is canceling street...

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Watch: Stitt, health officials provide COVID-19 update

Watch live as Gov. Stitt and health officials discuss Oklahoma's COVID-19 response. The event starts at 4:45 p.m.

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CDC head sticking to school-opening guides Trump criticized

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal health officials won't revise their coronavirus guidelines for reopening schools despite criticism from...

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Setbacks hamper pipeline industry backed by Trump

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — After a U.S. energy boom and strong backing from President Donald Trump propelled a major expansion of...

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Latino group launches $10M campaign to boost voter turnout

PHOENIX (AP) — A national organization is announcing a $10 million campaign to turn out Hispanic voters in several of this...

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Trump signs executive order as he courts Hispanic voters

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday that creates an advisory commission tasked with...

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Sur La Table closing stores, seeking bankruptcy protection

SEATTLE (AP) — Cookware and kitchen chain Sur La Table is closing 56 of its 121 stores as it seeks bankruptcy protection, the...

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US economy may be stalling out as viral outbreak worsens

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is stumbling as the viral outbreak intensifies, threatening to slow hiring and deepening the...

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Judge strikes down Indiana abortion complications report law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has struck down an Indiana law that aimed to require reports from medical providers to the...

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Soap opera's kisses outwit virus with tests, spouses, dolls

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood’s technical expertise can awe us with monsters and imaginary worlds. But is it capable of...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center lets artists take on current events with virtual Studio-in-Place residencies

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Oklahoma Contemporary launched last month Studio-in-Place, an online summer residency...

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WHO: Indoor airborne spread of coronavirus possible

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization is acknowledging the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under...

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Reports: Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen back in prison, weeks after he was let out as part of effort to slow coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — Reports: Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen back in prison, weeks after he was let out as part of effort to slow...

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Coronavirus infections delay removal of capsized cargo ship

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Coronavirus infections among the salvage crew are delaying plans to cut apart and remove a hulking cargo...

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Trump faced issues with Asian Americans even before virus

SEATTLE (AP) — Sonny Vinuya hasn’t decided if he’ll vote again for Donald Trump in the battleground state of Nevada.The...

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Ready to return, 4,000 Atlantic City casino workers told no

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — After 3 1/2 months of being out of work amid the coronavirus outbreak, thousands of Atlantic City...

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AP EXPLAINS: Public won't see Trump's tax documents for now

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday in two cases involving access to President Donald Trump’s financial records....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma update: 603 new cases; three new deaths

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 603 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday. That brings the total number of cases...

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Integris seeks additional bed capacity as Oklahoma shatters record for COVID cases

As Oklahoma reported its largest single-day increase of new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, a metro hospital announced it is reopening...

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Virus causes uncertainty for state lotteries

Boston (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has been a rollercoaster for state lotteries across the country, with some getting a...

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Virus forces catering platform to find new audience, purpose

NEW YORK (AP) — When it launched in 2017, the catering tech platform HUNGRY had one customer in mind: well-heeled office...

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Panel: Trauma, systemic racism cause lower health outcomes for Black community

Health care experts discussed the impact of systemic racism, cultural barriers and generational trauma on health outcomes for...

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Facing litigation, state temporarily halts enforcement of some marijuana business rules

Pending litigation, the Oklahoma attorney general’s office temporarily has agreed the state will not enforce some medical...

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2Q earnings to show how virus menaced Corporate America

NEW YORK (AP) — Like that last roll of ultra-thin toilet paper left on the shelves or the latest Star Wars movies, it’s tough...

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Bathrooms hard to find on road trips as businesses reel from COVID-19

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – Filling up on gas or food is easy with many service stations and chain restaurants...

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Coronavirus: Mississippi Capitol outbreak grows to 26 lawmakers

JACKSON, Miss. – Gov. Tate Reeves is warning the public to get tested for coronavirus if they have been in contact...

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COVID at school: Teachers weigh health, finance risks of reopening

Christy Karwatt teaches social studies, but she’s been thinking more like a math teacher the last few days. At...

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1.3 million workers seek US jobless aid as layoffs remain historically high amid spike in coronavirus cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — 1.3 million workers seek US jobless aid as layoffs remain historically high amid spike in coronavirus cases.

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Is it safe to visit the dentist during the pandemic?

Is it safe to visit the dentist during the COVID-19 pandemic?Dentists can’t eliminate all risk, but they are taking steps to...

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OKC hospital, others to pay $72.3M over alleged kickback scheme

An Oklahoma City hospital, physician group and management company have reached a $72.3 million settlement over allegations of a...

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Health official: Trump rally ‘likely’ source of virus surge

President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa that drew thousands of people in late June, along with large protests that...

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Local organizations offer utility bill payment help

Several organizations in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area are offering to help pay utility bills for individuals who have...

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Court: Some employers can refuse to offer free birth control

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled broadly Wednesday in favor of the religious rights of employers in two cases that...

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AP Exclusive: 'Strike for Black Lives' to highlight racism

NEW YORK (AP) — A national coalition of labor unions, along with racial and social justice organizations, will stage a mass...

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Boat tours of Pearl Harbor's USS Arizona Memorial to resume

HONOLULU (AP) — Some boat tours to the USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii's Pearl Harbor will resume this week, the National Park...

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COVID hits more legislators amid rapid spread in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — At least 26 legislators and 10 others who work at Mississippi's Capitol have tested positive for the...

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Lawyer: TSA makes changes after whistleblower's complaint

The Transportation Security Administration has improved coronavirus protection for airport screeners after a TSA official...

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Houston scraps Texas GOP’s in-person convention due to virus

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston officials on Wednesday canceled the Texas Republican Party’s in-person convention, saying the spread of...

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United Airlines warns 36,000 workers they could be laid off

United Airlines is warning 36,000 employees — nearly half its U.S. staff — they could be furloughed in October, the clearest...

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Family re-imagines Bob Marley classic for COVID-19 relief

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Marley’s Grammy-winning children and chart-topping grandson have re-imagined one of his biggest hits to...

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US rule targets disease-stricken countries to deny asylum

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed empowering border authorities to deny asylum to people from...

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Health official: Trump rally 'likely' source of virus surge

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa in late June that drew thousands of participants and...

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Commerce Department IG seeks info on 2 Census hirings

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Commerce's inspector general has asked the Census Bureau for information related...

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Biden-Sanders task forces unveil joint goals for party unity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Political task forces Joe Biden formed with onetime rival Bernie Sanders to solidify support among the...

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NYC mayor unveils plan to reopen schools in fall

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a hybrid back-to-school plan Wednesday with most students inside...

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Window into virus surge: Death, recovery at Houston hospital

HOUSTON (AP) — A few weeks after more than 100 people attended her husband's funeral, the widow herself was on the brink of...

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Trump aside, McConnell becomes GOP's preacher on masks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is emerging as the GOP's mask spokesman, proselytizing about the...

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Harvard, MIT sue to block ICE rule on international students

BOSTON (AP) — Colleges and universities pushed back Wednesday against the Trump administration’s decision to make international...

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Brooks Brothers, worn by Lincoln and Kennedy, goes bankrupt

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooks Brothers, the 200-year-old company that dressed nearly every U.S. president, filed for bankruptcy...

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Safe injection sites may curb opioid deaths, report suggests

A safe haven in the U.S. where people can give themselves heroin and other drugs has observed more than 10,500 injections over...

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CDC: Minorities affected much more in meatpacking outbreaks

A new report studying the impact of the coronavirus on workers at meat processing plants has found that 87% of people infected...

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Norman City Council votes in favor of ordinance mandating masks

NORMAN — On a day when new COVID-19 infections in Oklahoma skyrocketed by 858, including 26 new cases in Norman, the city...

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US consumers reduced their borrowing by $18.3 billion in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers reduced their borrowing for a third straight month in May as the millions of jobs lost because...

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Canada predicts historic deficit due to pandemic spending

OTTAWA (AP) — The Canadian government is predicting a historic CDN$343 billion (US$254 billion) deficit for 2020-21 resulting...

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Health official: Trump rally 'likely' source of virus surge

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa that drew thousands of people in late June, along with...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: More than 100 state nonprofit arts organization receive CARES Grants through Oklahoma Arts Council

The Oklahoma CARES Grants were made possible by federal funding provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic...

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Houston officials cancel Texas GOP’s in-person convention, citing coronavirus in one of nation’s hot spots

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston officials cancel Texas GOP’s in-person convention, citing coronavirus in one of nation’s hot spots.

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Supreme Court expected to rule on Trump tax records Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is expected to rule Thursday on whether Congress and the Manhattan district attorney can...

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Two COVID-19-ravaged churches take different recovery paths

NEW YORK (AP) — The paths of two New York City churches diverged this week — one reopened and one stayed closed. But they have...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tulsa's Circle Cinema temporarily closes again

The theater will be closed until at least Aug. 7, with continued reevaluation through monitoring case numbers and community...

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In risky bid, Trump stokes racial rancor to motivate voters

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is wielding America's racial tensions as a reelection weapon, denouncing the racial...

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ConocoPhillips Announces Quarterly Dividend of 42 Cents Per Share

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 8, 2020--ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) announced today a quarterly dividend of 42 cents per share,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma update: 673 new cases; three new deaths

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 673 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. That brings the total number of cases...

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United Airlines sending layoff warnings to 36,000 employees, nearly half its work force, as pandemic obliterates travel

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines sending layoff warnings to 36,000 employees, nearly half its work force, as pandemic obliterates...

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Texas passes 10,000 confirmed new virus cases in single day

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas surpassed 10,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day Tuesday for the first time, crossing a...

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Virtual training can be good for trainers, owners and dogs

Jennifer Stile was apprehensive when she found out that training classes for her puppy Josie would be moving online because of...

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Confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. hit 3 million, with many millions more probably infected

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. hit 3 million, with many millions more probably infected.

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Supreme Court sides with Catholic schools in employment suit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sided with two Catholic schools in a ruling Wednesday underscoring that certain employees...

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Renters face financial cliff ahead; limited help available

Renters are nearing the end of their financial rope.People who rent have largely been able to survive the initial months of the...

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Supreme Court sides with Trump effort to let more employers out of healthcare law’s no-cost birth control requirement.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court sides with Trump effort to let more employers out of healthcare law’s no-cost birth control...

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Coppola and Henson companies get loans for winery, puppetry

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From a godfather of cinema to Kermit the Frog, the U.S. government’s small-business lending program sent...

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Walgreens dives into primary care with clinic expansion

Walgreens will squeeze primary care clinics into as many as 700 of its U.S. stores over the next few years in a major expansion...

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Coronavirus: Louisiana lawmaker equates mask mandates to Holocaust

A Louisiana lawmaker said people who refuse to wear masks during the coronavirus pandemic are being treated...

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How to organize important documents simply and safely

Tax filing deadlines inspire many of us to vow that we’re finally going to organize our papers.Start with understanding what...

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Florida man loses job after viral outburst over Costco's mask policy

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A raging mask debate during  an incident at a Florida Costco was captured on video June 27...

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NYT columnist Charles Blow writing 'Black Power Manifesto'

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow is working on a book he had not planned to write.“The Devil You Know:...

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Trump pushes state, local leaders to reopen schools in fall

President Donald Trump launched an all-out effort pressing state and local officials to reopen schools this fall, arguing that...

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Edmunds: Now is time to shop for certified pre-owned vehicle

Used cars have historically been a smart alternative for those in need of transportation during an economic downturn. They...

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Data: Congress created virus aid, then reaped the benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least a dozen lawmakers have ties to organizations that received federal coronavirus aid, according to...

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Two Native organizations in Oklahoma receive large grants

Two Native-led organizations in Oklahoma were given grants totalling $400,000 on Tuesday. The Association of Tribal Archives,...

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UN states reach deal on declaration marking 75th anniversary

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The 193 members of the United Nations reached agreement on a declaration to commemorate this year’s 75th...

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Chief Justice Roberts recently spent a night in a hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts spent a night in a hospital last month after he fell and injured his forehead, a...

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University of California system names 1st Black president

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dr. Michael Drake was chosen Tuesday to be president of the University of California, the first Black...

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'Palm Springs' arrives for the Groundhog Days of quarantine

NEW YORK (AP) — Though most of the films that have debuted during the pandemic never got to screen for packed movie houses,...

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The Latest: Cory Booker wins N.J. Democratic Senate primary

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's primary elections in New Jersey and Delaware (all times local):9 p.m.Cory Booker has...

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Trump 'flexible' on size of convention as lawmakers shy away

WASHINGTON (AP) — With coronavirus cases surging in Florida, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he’s “flexible” on the...

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McConnell eyes virus aid as evictions, benefits cuts loom

WASHINGTON (AP) — An eviction moratorium is lifting. Extra unemployment benefits are ending. Parents are being called to work,...

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Cases of coronavirus in Idaho spike after businesses reopen

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — For a time in Idaho, it seemed like the worst of the coronavirus pandemic could be over. After an initial...

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Victims' family asks for delay of federal inmate's execution

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Family members of the victims of an inmate scheduled to be put to death next week asked a federal...

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2 female firsts at the Supreme Court announce retirements

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that the first-ever women to hold two prominent positions at the court,...

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OKC Jewish center will distribute free masks

A drive-thru Mask Distribution will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Chabad Community Center for Jewish Life and Learning, 3000...

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Excavations to resume for 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre graves

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa will resume test excavations of potential unmarked graves from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre after the...

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Excavations to resume for 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre graves

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa will resume test excavations of potential unmarked graves from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre after the...

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Campaigning during coronavirus, GOP ex-envoy falls short

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As a once enormously popular governor, scion of a prominent family and ambassador under two presidents to...

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Long Island region of New York to enter new reopening stage

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Colleges and universities with safety plans can soon reopen and professional sports competitions can take...

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OESC: Remaining OKC claims events already at capacity

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission has handed out all front-of-line passes for its July 7, 8 and 9 events. The events...

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States sue US department over virus relief funds for schools

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education is attempting to take pandemic relief funds away from K-12 public schools...

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Missouri summer camp virus outbreak raises safety questions

Missouri leaders knew the risk of convening thousands of kids at summer camps across the state during a pandemic, the state's...

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Mary Trump's book offers scathing portrayal of president

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's niece offers a scathing portrayal of her uncle in a new book, blaming a toxic family...

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COVID-19 vaccine candidates secure funds; Lysol gets EPA nod

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments...

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Oklahoma reports a new daily record of confirmed COVID cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma hit a new daily record high of confirmed coronavirus cases on Tuesday, with 858 reported in the...

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At least 8 Mississippi lawmakers test positive for COVID-19

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — At least eight Mississippi lawmakers have tested positive for the coronavirus after working several weeks...

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US government launches campaign to reduce high suicide rates

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government launched a broad national campaign Tuesday aimed at reducing high suicide rates,...

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Texas surpasses 10,000 confirmed new coronavirus cases in a single day for 1st time as record surges continue across US

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas surpasses 10,000 confirmed new coronavirus cases in a single day for 1st time as record surges...

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No COVID fatalities in Connecticut for 1st time in months

Data released Tuesday indicates there were no new COVID-19-associated deaths in Connecticut since Monday, marking the first...

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Levi's to cut 700 office jobs due to virus-related slump

NEW YORK (AP) — Levi's said Tuesday that it will cut 700 office jobs, or about 15% of its worldwide corporate workforce, as it...

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Judge halts virus relief funding for Alaska Native firms

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A federal judge has put the brakes on federal coronavirus relief funding for Alaska Native corporations...

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At least eight Mississippi lawmakers have contracted COVID-19; many in Capitol did not wear masks or stay distanced.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — At least eight Mississippi lawmakers have contracted COVID-19; many in Capitol did not wear masks or stay...

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3 states added to NJ's quarantine; MVC reopens to long lines

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday visitors from three more states must quarantine for two weeks...

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Novavax, Sunrun rise; Shake Shack, United Airlines fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Tuesday:Livongo Health Inc., up $16.13 to $93.76.The...

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Virus loans helped entities tied to Trump evangelical allies

NEW YORK (AP) — Churches connected to President Donald Trump and other organizations linked to current or former Trump...

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Small business program scrutinized for loans to big firms

NEW YORK (AP) — Congress set aside $659 billion to throw a lifeline to small businesses and organizations side-swiped by the...

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AMERICA DISRUPTED: Troubles cleave a nation, and a city

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — It was difficult to celebrate America in Saginaw this year. The deadly coronavirus had torn through the...

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COVID-19 data on Medicare's nursing home site is incomplete

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Trump administration required nursing homes to report their COVID-19 cases, it also promised to make...

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Maryland GOP governor releasing book on his tenure, politics

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, who considered a primary challenge to President Donald Trump last year, said...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: McKnight Center for the Performing Arts extends 'Orange Plate Special' virtual series

The series offers artists’ insight into what audiences can expect from the upcoming second season performances, provide the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Cherokee Nation postpones opening cultural tourism sites

In coordination with the tribe’s phased reopening plans and the recently announced delay of Phase 3, all tribal museums,...

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US nuclear lab investigates breach at plutonium facility

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials at one of the nation’s premier nuclear labs are investigating the potential exposure of...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: New York adds Oklahomans to quarantine list

Oklahomans traveling to New York now will have to quarantine for 14 days under a new order issued by New York Gov. Andrew M....

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Data-mining firm Palantir files for stealth public offering

The Silicon Valley data-mining firm Palantir Technologies confidentially filed to go public, setting up what could be the...

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Man in famous 9/11 photo dies from COVID-19 in Florida

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man photographed fleeing smoke and debris as the south tower of the World Trade Center crumbled...

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Oklahoma reports 580 more COVID-19 cases

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Trump signs extension of COVID-relief fund for businesses

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Dog in Georgia tests positive for virus that causes COVID-19

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Alabama health officials can't verify 'COVID party' reports

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Oklahoma reports 526 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma on Friday reported 526 additional cases of the coronavirus and three more deaths.The Oklahoma...

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New outbreaks push inmate coronavirus cases past 50,000

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Second wave of virus closures wallops California restaurants

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Red Dirt Relief Fund grants $138,500 in COVID-19 relief to 554 Oklahoma music professionals

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Long-running Fiberworks art show canceled until 2022

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The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Friday there have been 15,065 total coronavirus cases in Oklahoma.

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AP Exclusive: Prince Royce gets a wake-up call with COVID-19

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World has suspended the Disney College Program indefinitely amid the continuing coronavirus...

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US jobs surge: Trump sees sunshine, Biden 'no victory yet'

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Former Oklahoma commissioner of mental health to lead statewide nonprofit

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Texas governor issues mask order to fight coronavirus

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday ordered that face coverings must be worn in public across most of the...

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Union tells actors not to work on pandemic film 'Songbird'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The union that represents film actors told its members Thursday not to work on the upcoming pandemic...

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Supreme Court blocks curbside voting in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision Thursday blocked a lower court ruling allowing curbside voting...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Lawton International Festival canceled

The festival has been an annual tradition since 1979, and about 400 volunteers assist with the event every year.

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California governor: Wear masks, avoid July 4th gatherings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom urged Californians on Thursday to turn to their “better angels" and use common...

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Potato chip heiress wins back control of fortune

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The heiress to the Golden Flake potato chip empire is for now back in control of her fortune after a...

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Judge: NY lockup's COVID-19 response lacked common sense

NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan federal lockup failed to implement common-sense measures to protect prisoners after a COVID-19...

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Surge protection: Some travelers face quarantine in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — People traveling to Chicago from 15 states with increasing numbers of confirmed cases of the coronavirus will...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Metropolitan Library System postpones third phase of reopening; staffer at Bethany Library tests positive for COVID-19

The Metropolitan Library System is the public library system serving Oklahoma County residents. It includes 19 library branch...

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How California went from success story to virus hot spot

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Heading into Memorial Day weekend, California's mood was celebratory. The state had avoided dire...

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Fears about opening Kansas schools drive state's mask order

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' governor and its top public health official said Thursday that they worry that the state won't be...

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Officials: Students in Alabama threw COVID contest parties

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Several college students in an Alabama city organized “COVID-19” parties as a contest to see who would...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: The Black Crowes cancel Tulsa tour date

Emails will be sent to all ticketholders with more information and notifying them of their refund options.

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21 Savage launches free online financial program for youth

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper 21 Savage will be launching a free online financial literacy education program for youth sheltered at...

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story July 1, 2020, about rapper 21 Savage launching a free online financial literacy education program...

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US issues guidelines but no new rules for safe air travel

Federal officials said Thursday that airlines should consider limiting capacity on planes to promote social distancing, but...

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Herman Cain treated for COVID-19 after attending Trump rally

WASHINGTON (AP) — 2012 GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain is being treated for the coronavirus at an Atlanta-area hospital,...

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Texas governor orders masks to be worn in public across most of the state as confirmed coronavirus cases surge

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas governor orders masks to be worn in public across most of the state as confirmed coronavirus cases...

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US unemployment falls to 11%, but new shutdowns are underway

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. unemployment fell to 11.1% in June as the economy added a solid 4.8 million jobs, the government...

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Buttigieg, South Carolina mayor teaming up on COVID effort

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former South Bend, Indiana, mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has teamed up with the mayor...

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Coronavirus concerns freeze Vanilla Ice show

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Vanilla Ice cooled off plans for a concert in Texas after taking considerable heat for an event that...

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Atlantic City casinos reopen in a changed pandemic world

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Eager to hit the slot machines and table games after a 108-day absence, gamblers wore face masks and...

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Official: Too early to tie Trump rally to Tulsa virus cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It's still too early to directly link a June 20 campaign rally by President Donald Trump to an increase in...

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Trump plans huge July 4 fireworks show despite DC's concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s July Fourth celebration on the National Mall will feature one of the largest...

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Democrats say US needs to address protective gear shortage

A congressional committee criticized President Donald Trump’s administration on Thursday for a series of problems in...

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — With more than 4,000 workers on strike, Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works plans to bring in more...

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NEW YORK (AP) — The idea sounds almost un-American.The Fourth of July was always a time for communities to come together,...

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Supreme Court agrees to hear Nazi art case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to hear a case involving the descendants of a group of Jewish art dealers...

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Vanilla Ice indefinitely postpones a Texas concert that drew fierce criticism due to the coronavirus pandemic

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Vanilla Ice indefinitely postpones a Texas concert that drew fierce criticism due to the coronavirus...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State's Fourth of July plans change with the pandemic

Many venerable events have been canceled or postponed, while other celebrations are carrying on but with changes designed to...

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Texas woman spits on counter after being told to wear a mask

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman became verbally abusive and spit on the counter of a 7-Eleven after being told she...

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American and 4 other airlines reach loan agreements with US

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines and four smaller carriers have reached agreement with the government for billions more in...

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Confirmed total COVID-19 cases up to 14,539 in Oklahoma; deaths up to 395

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Thursday there have been 14,539 total coronavirus cases in Oklahoma.

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US long-term mortgage rates hit all-time low again

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week with the benchmark 30-year home loan hitting its lowest...

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Social media companies face revenue hit from boycotts

Verizon's decision to join the growing boycott against Facebook and Twitter risks hurting the social media giants where it...

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Tesla 2Q deliveries rise over 1Q despite factory shutdown

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla says it delivered more electric vehicles worldwide in the second quarter than it did in the first. The...

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Critics slam changes in ICU capacity reporting in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — A change in how Houston area hospitals report intensive care unit capacity during the coronavirus pandemic has...

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US trade deficit rises 9.7% in May to $54.6 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit rose for the third straight month in May. Both exports and imports fell as the...

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US adds 4.8 million jobs as unemployment falls to 11.1%

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a substantial 4.8 million jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 11.1%, as the...