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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Inmate, five staff members test positive for COVID-19 at state Department of Corrections

An inmate at the Jackie Brannon Correctional Center in McAlester tested positive for COVID-19, the state Department of...

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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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Edgar Cruz to perform live April 19 on Arcadia Round Barn Facebook page; Marco Tello scheduled to perform April 11

ARCADIA — Acclaimed Oklahoma City guitarist Edgar Cruz will kick off the Arcadia Round Barn’s Facebook Live version of this...

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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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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Norman stay at home orders extended to April 30

NORMAN — Stay at Home orders have been extended through 11:59 p.m. April 30 for the City of Norman in alignment with the state...

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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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AP PHOTOS: Brooklyn rabbi leads the way with virtual seder

NEW YORK (AP) — For centuries, on the first and second nights of the Jewish holiday of Passover, the youngest child has asked...

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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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Steep drop in deaths not a trend, health commissioner says

NORMAN _ A steep drop in reported deaths in Oklahoma on Thursday doesn’t represent the trend public health officials will be...

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Biden joins growing call for release of racial data on virus

DETROIT (AP) — Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden is joining a growing call for the release of comprehensive racial data...

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'You can't relax': NY deaths up, but hospital trends hopeful

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state posted a record-breaking increase in coronavirus deaths for a third consecutive day even as a...

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Utah's 5 national parks closed as Capitol Reef shuts gates

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — All five of Utah’s national parks are closed after Capitol Reef officials said Thursday they are shutting...

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As virus kills, NYC shortens deadline for claiming dead

NEW YORK (AP) — As New York City deals with a mounting coronavirus death toll and dwindling morgue space, the city has...

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Smithfield temporarily shuts pork plant due to coronavirus

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Smithfield Foods pork processing plant in South Dakota will temporarily close for cleaning after...

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IMF head sees worst economic downturn since Great Depression

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic will push the global economy into the deepest recession since the Great Depression,...

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Unemployment spikes again; last Utah national park closes

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — More than 33,000 new Utah residents filed for unemployment last week in yet another increase that...

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Richison Family Foundation donates $100,000 to local charter school

Paycom founder and CEO Chad Richison, through the Richison Family Foundation, has given a $100,000 gift to Stanley Hupfeld...

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Coronavirus forces new approaches to fighting wildfires

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — They are two disasters that require opposite responses: To save lives and reduce the spread of COVID-19,...

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Democrats renew vote-by-mail push as virus upends elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats want to bolster mail-in voting and take other steps to make balloting easier this November, House...

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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No halt to culture wars during coronavirus outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — A partisan fight over voting in Wisconsin was the first issue linked to the coronavirus to make it to the...

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Great Lakes get extra funds for cleanups, invasive species

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Additional funds provided by Congress for Great Lakes environmental improvements will be used to...

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Yellowstone closure likely to delay summer tourist season

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park likely won't reopen until May or later, delaying the start of its traditional...

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US casino workers: Pay us through the shutdown

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Casino workers across the country are calling on the gambling industry to pay its laid-off workers...

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A new $2.3 trillion Fed plan to aid localities and companies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve unleashed a new series of moves Thursday to try to make loans available to states,...

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Pandemic has set the number of air travelers back decades

The number of Americans getting on airplanes has sunk to a level not seen in more than 60 years as people shelter in their...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OU Med partners with Mayo Clinic for new clinical trial for sickest COVID-19 patients

OU Medicine is partnering with the Mayo Clinic to carry out a new clinical trial to assist with treatment of the sickest...

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5-year-old Alaska girl is serious about keeping people safe

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) —Nova Knight is 5, and very serious about keeping others safe during the coronavirus outbreak.She said...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Emergency orders' effects yet to show up in Oklahoma City sales, use tax revenue

For the fiscal year, Oklahoma City's general fund sales and use tax revenue is slightly ahead of projections, with two months...

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General says coronavirus may affect more Navy ships

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon leaders anticipate that the coronavirus may strike more Navy ships at sea after an outbreak aboard...

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Georgia postpones primaries again because of coronavirus

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia on Thursday postponed primary elections for the second time this year because of the coronavirus,...

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Point of order: Congress weighs how to govern from afar

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Congress" literally means to gather together. But the coronavirus pandemic and election year politics are...

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Issa Rae balances busy, booked career as 'Insecure' returns

NEW YORK (AP) — The HBO hit “Insecure” typically airs during the summer, but series creator Issa Rae has been moving like the...

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DC community volunteers provide food for locked-down needy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A line begins forming as a van pulls into the parking lot of a senior living center in southeast Washington....

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Wiped out of toilet paper? Here's why

What does toilet paper have to do with the global coronavirus pandemic?Nothing.Yet millions of people have been panicking about...

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Oklahoma City hospital closes due to coronavirus rules

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A hospital system has temporarily closed all but its emergency room and some outpatient services at an...

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In Wisconsin, missing absentees spur questions and anger

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service and election officials searched for answers Thursday about why an untold number of...

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PM: Canada's first wave of cases won't end until the summer

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday Canadians will need to stay at home and practice physical...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Norman nursing home death count revised

The state Health Department has revised downward to seven its count of the deaths at the state's hardest hit nursing home. The...

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Virus outbreak delivers tech darlings a harsh reality check

Just as the coronavirus outbreak has boxed in society, it’s also squeezed high-flying tech companies reliant on people’s...

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Confirmed COVID-19 cases up to 1,684 in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Thursday there are now 1,684 confirmed coronavirus cases in Oklahoma.

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US long-term mortgage rates flat to lower; 30-year at 3.33%

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates were stable to slightly lower this week after two weeks of declines amid...

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A city under siege: 24 hours in the fight to save New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn is dark except for the streetlamps when Carla Brown’s alarm goes off at 5:15 a.m. -- much too early...

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US economy unlikely to recover as rapidly as it collapsed

BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump has been telling voters that the U.S. economy will leap back to life “like a rocket,”...

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VIRUS DIARY: `The most Passover of Passovers I've ever had'

NEW YORK (AP) — Every year, it’s the same. I return to my childhood home in Phoenix for Passover, my favorite holiday, with my...

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Rural Indiana virus worry: ‘What more could I have done?'

GREENSBURG, Ind. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic surged into Sean Durbin’s farm-speckled Indiana county much faster than most...

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Record 16.8 million have sought US jobless aid since virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a startling 6.6 million people seeking unemployment benefits last week, the United States has reached a...

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Hurry up and wait? Why relief to small businesses has lagged

NEW YORK (AP) — Speed is of the essence if a federal relief program for small businesses is going to be effective in combating...

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'Houston, we’ve had a problem’: Remembering Apollo 13 at 50

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Apollo 13′s astronauts never gave a thought to their mission number as they blasted off for the...

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Docs, nurses give taxi driver rare fares during pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Nicolae Hent often would begin his day at JFK Airport, where he could clean his taxi while awaiting what might...

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For concierge, work and family provide focus during pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe DeLuca’s daily commute starts in the blue-collar enclave of Staten Island and ends at one of Manhattan’s...

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Bodega owner: Coffee, food but no customers in 'ghost town'

NEW YORK (AP) — The shelves are stocked, the coffee percolating at Deli-licious delicatessen.The only thing missing are the...

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'We're all in with our patients': An ER doctor's virus fight

NEW YORK (AP) — The call comes over the emergency-room loudspeakers: Sick patient. Everyone needed.The patient is struggling to...

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A funeral director fights for New York's coronavirus dead

NEW YORK (AP) — Jesus Pujols has fetched the deceased from emergency rooms. He has stepped over bodies in refrigerated...

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Seeing sickness and death, paramedic fears the toll it takes

NEW YORK (AP) — Travis Kessel never imagined his work could hurt this much.The FDNY paramedic became hooked on helping people...

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LGBT rabbi who confronted AIDS crisis now faces COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) — Sharon Kleinbaum was installed in 1992 as rabbi of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in Manhattan, considered the...

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'The View' co-host, broadcasting from the living room sofa

NEW YORK (AP) — Sara Haines looked into an iPhone from her living room couch and delivered a live message to millions about...

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Show can't go on; Broadway actor tries to stay connected

NEW YORK (AP) — More than two weeks ago — when New Yorkers were first told to stay home to combat the spread of coronavirus —...

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As elderly are left alone, a race to deliver food they need

NEW YORK (AP) — Carla Brown still makes two visits a week to see her 77-year-old parents, remaining near the doorway while they...

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Georgia pushes back elections for the second time in response to the coronavirus, postponing May primaries until June

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia pushes back elections for the second time in response to the coronavirus, postponing May primaries until...

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Tornado or virus? Pandemic means tough sheltering decisions

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — As each day brings the United States closer to peak severe weather season, Tornado Alley residents are...

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How do Broadway stars cope with silent theaters? They sing

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus silenced Broadway. It could not silence two of its rising stars.Samantha Pauly and Brittney...

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Nation's only doctor governor offers sober voice on virus

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and his top aides were having a meeting about the coronavirus when the...

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Virus vexes bar exam, leaving young future lawyers in limbo

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of Emily Hughes’ first memories after entering law school at the University of Cincinnati in 2017 is...

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Video: Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher encourage people to stay home during coronavirus pandemic

Filmed on the couch of their Tennessee home, Underwood and Fisher's 20-second video was shared on the social media feeds of his...

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Video: Canadian students give virtual choir performance of Oklahoma native Jimmy Webb's 'That's All I've Got to Say'

The Enter A Cappella choir from Sir William Mulock Secondary School in Newmarket, Ontario, got together virtually due to the...

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Listen: Oklahoma native Luke Dick's band Steve releases coronavirus dance anthem 'Do The Apocalypse'

Their latest ditty is called "Do the Apocalypse," and it's cleverly designed to make the coronavirus pandemic a little more...

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HHS: Federal stocks of protective equipment nearly depleted

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Strategic National Stockpile is nearly out of the N95 respirators, surgical masks, face, shields, gowns...

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Jobless claims report Thursday could hit 7 million or higher

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is set to report another shocking level of unemployment claims Thursday even after nearly 10...

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Rock the mask: Upload your homemade masks

Americans are now asked to wear a mask in public places, but medical masks are in short supply and reserved for health care...

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Feds loosen virus rules to let essential workers return

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a first, small step toward reopening the country, the Trump administration issued new guidelines to make...

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Biden vs. Trump: General election battle is now set

The stage is set for November.Barring unforeseen disaster, Joe Biden will represent the Democratic Party against President...

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Ship at center of virus outbreak raided by Australian police

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Police wearing protective gear boarded a cruise ship to seize evidence and question crew members of...

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On our own: Forgotten household skills, revived for new use

Mending clothes. Cutting hair. Fixing a squeaky door or a dripping faucet. Baking bread.A generation or two ago, household...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Mobile COVID-19 test sites make adjustments on the fly as state surpasses 1,500 positive tests

The number of Oklahomans who have tested positive for COVID-19 surpassed 1,500 Wednesday — reaching the total just four days...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Safety of parking lot church services is questioned

Has the pandemic phenomenon of "drive-in church" hit a roadblock? It depends. Several houses of worship across the metro and...

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Mid-America Christian University offers free conferences to Hispanic community during pandemic To support the Spanish-speaking...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: How an animal disease lab became critical to COVID-19 testing

Nestled within Oklahoma State University’s hub for veterinary medicine sits the largest COVID-19 testing capacity within the...

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Oklahoma AG Mike Hunter appeals abortion order

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter on Tuesday appealed a federal judge’s ruling allowing some abortions to continue in...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Stitt says state agencies may face budget cuts. State lawmakers don't plan to let that happen

Both Republican and Democratic state lawmakers fired back at Gov. Kevin Stitt after he said Tuesday he believes 1-2% budget...

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Americans could start receiving stimulus checks starting on April 9

Much-awaited stimulus cash will begin flooding into millions of bank accounts next week in the first wave of payouts to shore...

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Oklahoma coronavirus confirmed cases: 1,684; 80 dead

Follow along here for up-to-the-minute coverage of the spread of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

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Rock the Mask: Submit your photos

Oklahomans are encouraged to wear a mask in public places. Many are making their own. The Oklahoman would like to...

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Hospital officials confirm temporary closure of INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center Portland Ave., ER to stay open

INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center Portand Ave., which used to be called Deaconess Hospital, is being temporarily closed, a...

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Outcry over racial data grows as virus slams black Americans

As the coronavirus tightens its grip across the country, it is cutting a particularly devastating swath through an already...

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Congress in standoff on virus aid, but first checks coming

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is rushing headlong into a conflict over the next coronavirus aid package as the White House wants...

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California to buy 200 million masks a month amid outbreak

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California plans to spend nearly $1 billion to buy up to 200 million masks each month to boost its...

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New CDC guidance for essential workers during coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new guidelines for essential workers, such as those in the health...

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Housing market chills, layoffs, companies boost virus fight

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

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Trump to open more wildlife refuge land to hunting, fishing

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Trump administration plans to open 2.3 million acres of land for hunting and fishing at more than 100...

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Second US study for COVID-19 vaccine uses skin-deep shots

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. researchers have opened another safety test of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine, this one using a...

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Celeb chefs unite to feed hungry, help bleeding restaurants

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — When Jose Andres first came to New York City, the wide-eyed sailor in the Spanish navy docked on...

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Girl who inspired Charlotte's Web marijuana oil dies

DENVER (AP) — A girl with a rare form of epilepsy whose recovery inspired the name of a medical marijuana oil that drew...

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Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, making Joe Biden the presumptive Democratic...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Listen to The Oklahoman's daily COVID-19 podcast

Welcome to the home of The Oklahoman's daily podcast dedicated to informing readers about the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

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Wisconsin worried about spike in virus cases due to election

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The decision to forge ahead with Wisconsin's election amid a pandemic has stirred fears about a possible...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Essentials provided to out-of-work hospitality workers

Three local organizations are teaming up with a local church to donate more than 400 hospitality relief packages.The Oklahoma...

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First lady spreads Easter cheer to workers during pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is spreading some colorful Easter cheer to workers on the front lines of the coronavirus...

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Drive-in churches an option for faithful who want closeness

BALDWIN, Wisc. (AP) — As the morning sun melts the last traces of snow in the surrounding farmland, the faithful, gathered to...

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Some doctors moving away from ventilators for virus patients

NEW YORK (AP) — As health officials around the world push to get more ventilators to treat coronavirus patients, some doctors...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: John Rex Charter providing meals, supplies to families

John Rex Charter School is making sure each child in a family associated to the school is fed.The school recently kicked off a...

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Massive effort to get Los Angeles homeless into hotels

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To curb the coronavirus spread, Los Angeles has embarked on a massive effort to bring thousands of homeless...

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BET plans all-star coronavirus special; Broadway stays dark

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office gets 'OK' to apply for federal funding to fight COVID-19

The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office is pursuing nearly $60,000 in federal funding to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding...

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Cats, dogs, Quillie the hedgehog source of comfort in crisis

NEW YORK (AP) —Lala, a 3-month-old black Lab, romped into Ufuoma George’s life a few weeks ago, just as she retreated into her...

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Mayor says virus has hit black, Hispanic New Yorkers hard

NEW YORK (AP) — New data shows New York City’s death toll from COVID-19 has been disproportionately high in black and Hispanic...

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Coronavirus: White House task force gives COVID-19 update

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a first, small step toward reopening the country, the Trump administration could relax coronavirus...

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Black voters weighed history, health in Wisconsin election

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — After going to sleep angry and afraid to vote, Xavier Thomas woke up on election day in Wisconsin...

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Sen. Loeffler to sell stock holdings after trading scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) —Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia said Wednesday that she will liquidate her stock portfolio and move...

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New Jersey, Virginia push back primaries amid outbreak

New Jersey and Virginia on Wednesday joined at least 15 other states in delaying their primaries amid the coronavirus pandemic...

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Wisconsin's pandemic election puts focus on state's court

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Anyone needing proof of the power and significance of the Wisconsin Supreme Court can look no further than...

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Working at home tests family atmosphere of TV morning shows

NEW YORK (AP) — For all the planning that went into “CBS This Morning” putting on a broadcast with its anchors working...

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At emergency March meetings Fed pledged to use full arsenal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials pledged at two emergency meetings last month to use their full arsenal to bolster...

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Stocks close 3.4% higher on Wall Street as investors focus on hopeful signs that coronavirus peak may be approaching

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks close 3.4% higher on Wall Street as investors focus on hopeful signs that coronavirus peak may be...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Infant Crisis Services seeking donations

Infant Crisis Services is continuing its mission to meet the essential needs of babies and toddlers during the pandemic.But the...

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Oklahoma's COVID-19 death toll climbs to 79; cases top 1,500

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of coronavirus cases in Oklahoma surpassed 1,500 on Wednesday and the number of COVID-19 deaths...

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Census sends paper forms to laggards as Midwest sets pace

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — If you're a census slacker and haven't yet filled out the form for the 2020 head count, the federal...

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New Jersey delays primary to July because of virus outbreak

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey pushed back its primary to July 7 from June 2 because of the coronavrus outbreak under an...

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Coronavirus and shopping for supplies: Getting to the bottom of the toilet paper shortage

Experts say empty store shelves also are caused by a fundamental shift in demand for a certain kind of toilet paper for use at...

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is delaying the June primary elections for Congress by two weeks because of the coronavirus

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is delaying the June primary elections for Congress by two weeks because of...

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VIRUS DIARY: Life with an essential worker is a daily dance

ATLANTA (AP) — The daily dance begins when he arrives at the door. I meet him, prop the door open and quickly take a few steps...

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says the state's primary will move from June 2 to July 7 due to the coronavirus outbreak

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says the state's primary will move from June 2 to July 7 due to the...

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Louisiana responds to coronavirus with rare bipartisanship

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A simple gift from a bitter political rival — a medical mask emblazoned with Louisiana's state seal — has...

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Celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine has died at 73

John Prine, the ingenious singer-songwriter who explored the heartbreaks, indignities and absurdities of everyday life in...

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Fed eases limit on Wells Fargo to make more small biz loans

NEW YORK (AP) —The Federal Reserve is lifting its lending restrictions on Wells Fargo after some of the bank's thousands of...

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Report: Outbreak triggers drop in climate-changing emissions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite mocking the idea of climate change, President Donald Trump will preside over one of the country’s...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State-level first responders to get paid time off if they contract COVID-19, Stitt says

Gov. Kevin Stitt issued an executive order Wednesday guaranteeing paid time off for first responders working for state agencies...

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Confirmed COVID-19 cases up to 1,524 in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Wednesday there are now 1,524 confirmed coronavirus cases in Oklahoma.

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John Prine's wife remembers late singer, praises caregivers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The wife of celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine said she was able to sit with her husband in the...

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Edmunds: Safe ways to car shop during the pandemic

With the country effectively shut down and the economy upended by the coronavirus pandemic, buying a car is likely a low...

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Making plans, defiantly, amid the chaos and madness

As owners of a wedding and event-planning business, Karina Lopez and Curtis Rogers have always known how the best-laid plans...

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Coronavirus claims an unexpected victim: Florida vegetables

PALMETTO, Fla. (AP) — Mounds of harvested zucchini and yellow squash ripened and then rotted in the hot Florida sun. Juicy...

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Stitt says his safer-at-home order is the same as a shelter in place, is it?

Gov. Kevin Stitt said Friday his safer-at-home order is essentially the same as shelter-in-place orders issued by the governors...

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Video: OKC singer-songwriter Kale Dumas performs buoyant new song 'DNA'

Although "DNA" has not yet released, Dumas dropped last month a five-song EP titled "I Thought You Hated Parties?"

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Watch: Tulsa indie rockers CLIFFDIVER release lyric video for new single 'The Water Temple is Filled With My Tears and Now I Am Drowning in Sorrow'

The band was due to spend much of April on the road playing shows, culminating in a performance at the Norman Music Festival....

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Voting rights disputes in virus era spark court battles

Wisconsin's chaotic primary may just be the beginning. Both major parties are preparing for a monthslong, state-by-state legal...

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Volunteer retires from Hearing Helpers Room after more than 28 years

Longtime hearing loss advocate Nancy Landrum recently retired from Oklahoma City’s Hearing Helpers Room. Landrum served as a...

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Wisconsin voters forced to choose between health, democracy

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — If Wisconsin was a test case for voting in the age of the coronavirus, it did not go well for many...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Death toll hits 16 at nursing homes, long-term care facilities

Update: The Health Department Wednesday night revised downward to seven its count of the deaths at Grace Skilled...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Mask makers unite in grassroots effort

The CDC advises wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where it’s difficult to maintain social distancing. Several...

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Western Heights spars with state officials over ending meal service

State and city leaders have criticized a decision from Western Heights Public Schools to stop distributing free meals to...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Stitt says state's hospitalization rate is flattening

Gov. Kevin Stitt said Tuesday he is "cautiously optimistic" the rate of people being hospitalized from COVID-19 is starting to...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Hospital challenges include equipment, cash flow

Oklahoma hospitals are struggling to keep critical equipment in stock and some are having cash flow problems because elective...

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Six COVID-19 cases linked to Oklahoma County party

Two weeks before Oklahoma County reported its first case of COVID-19, the coronavirus circulated at a party in the county...

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Lives Lost: A Louisiana grandmother 'took care of everyone'

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mary Louise Brown Morgan kept a garden full of rosebushes and just about every kind of fruit tree, from...

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Pandemic deals blow to plastic bag bans, plastic reduction

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Just weeks ago, cities and even states across the U.S. were busy banning straws, limiting takeout...

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Stuck at home, Alesso and Liam Payne still film music video

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus has halted many plans in the music industry, from tour cancellations to album pushbacks, but it...

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Trump challenges authority, independence of agency watchdogs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is moving aggressively to challenge the authority and independence of agency watchdogs...

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Computer issues at SBA said to hold up small business loans

NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners hoping for quick help from the government’s emergency $349 billion lending program were...

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Feds eye looser back-to-work guidance after virus exposure

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering changing its guidelines for self-isolation to...

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Twitter's Dorsey sets up $1B fund; consumers get some breaks

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

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Wisconsin voters wait for hours, others stay home amid virus

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Despite federal health recommendations, thousands of Wisconsin voters waited hours in long lines outside...

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Trump upends virus oversight, removing key official

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is moving aggressively to challenge the authority and independence of agency watchdogs...

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A representative for John Prine said the singer died Tuesday from complications of the coronavirus at 73.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A representative for John Prine said the singer died Tuesday from complications of the coronavirus at 73.

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Trump allies put unproven virus drug to work in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When a coronavirus outbreak hit a Texas nursing home, Dr. Robin Armstrong reached for an unproven...

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Trump shakes up press team as White House deals with virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shook up his communications team on Tuesday, replacing his press secretary and adding...

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Health, schools, social agency representatives join OKC council members' town hall

Three council members arrange the virtual community meeting.

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Celebrities reveal new sides during virus, but face backlash

Portia de Rossi has been teaching herself how to cook during the coronavirus lockdown. It's been an eye-opening experience for...

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Hal Willner, longtime 'Saturday Night Live' staple, has died

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hal Willner, a music producer and longtime “Saturday Night Live” music supervisor, has died. He was 64.Blake...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Inmate, five staff members test positive for COVID-19 at state Department of Corrections

An inmate at the Jackie Brannon Correctional Center in McAlester tested positive for COVID-19, the state Department of...

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Trump seeks $250 billion for payrolls in virus aid showdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress races to craft the next coronavirus rescue package, President Donald Trump's sudden request...

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Georgia governor weighs `new options' amid virus backlash

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's governor is “considering new options” after being criticized by local officials for his order...

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Oklahoma governor again calls for more virus testing

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday again called for more residents to be tested for the coronavirus...

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Both Republican and Democratic state lawmakers fired back at Gov. Kevin Stitt after he said Tuesday he believes 1-2% budget...

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Parties ready for court battles over virus-era voting rights

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Residents can sign up for text message alerts

Residents can now sign up to receive text message updates related to COVID-19 in Oklahoma City and Oklahoma County. To opt-in...

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Modeling coronavirus: 'Uncertainty is the only certainty'

SEATTLE (AP) — A statistical model cited by the White House generated a slightly less grim figure Monday for a first wave of...

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'Hawaii Five-0, 'Good Doctor' benefit from stay-at-homes

NEW YORK (AP) — Two television shows that were saying farewell last week — one permanently and the other for a few months — may...

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Navy boss resigns amid uproar over firing of ship captain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned Tuesday, bringing to a climax an extraordinary drama that he...

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Court allows Texas to ban most abortions during virus crisis

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court sided Tuesday with Texas in allowing it to ban most abortions while the state is...

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Trump says he will 'put a hold' on US funding to World Health Organization, says 'they missed the call' on pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says he will 'put a hold' on US funding to World Health Organization, says 'they missed the call' on...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Will Rogers World Airport in OKC sees sharp decline in flight schedule

Scheduled flights at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City are down nearly half compared to this time last year as the...

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Watch live: White House task force gives COVID-19 update

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is moving aggressively to challenge the authority and independence of agency watchdogs...

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Families protest as veterans nursing home emptied for virus

ATLANTA (AP) — With her husband's Veterans Affairs nursing home closed to visitors to guard against the coronavirus, Linda...

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KNOT Offshore Partners LP Announces First Quarter 2020 Cash Distribution and Provides Update on Business Operations

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Stitt is 'cautiously optimistic' the state's hospitalization rate is flattening

Gov. Kevin Stitt said he is "cautiously optimistic" that the rate of people being hospitalized from COVID-19 symptoms is...

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Prominent Ohio Democrat Brown endorses Biden for president

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio’s most prominent Democrat on Tuesday endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president, with his...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Midwest City extends ordinance on commercial enterprises

MIDWEST CITY — An ordinance extending restrictions on Midwest City businesses amid the COVID-19 outbreak has been signed by...

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Coronavirus pandemic breeds Washington lobbying boom

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has gut-punched global markets, put 6.6 million Americans out of work and raised the...

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Pulitzer Prize announcement to be postponed due to pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — The Pulitzer Prize Board will postpone the announcement of this year's winners because some board members have...

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Trump removes watchdog tapped for $2T virus rescue oversight

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has removed the inspector general tapped to chair a special oversight board for the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Edmond City Council amends declaration of emergency

EDMOND — The Edmond City Council has amended its declaration of emergency to build upon previous community measures combating...

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Cellphone towers attacked as conspiracy theory connecting 5G and coronavirus gains steam

An attack on cellphone towers in the United Kingdom over the weekend comes as conspiracy theory connecting 5G to the spread of...

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Mnuchin: additional $250 billion sought for small businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will seek an additional $250 billion to support a program designed to help small...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Local mask making group expands operation

Friends and neighbors in Oklahoma City's Crown Heights have formed a group known as the 405 Mask Makers, and they're asking for...

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15 gifts to give essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic

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Trump gets win in executions case, but more litigation ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — An appeals court sided with the Trump administration Tuesday in its effort to resume executions of federal...

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Holdout governors: Some states don't need stay-at-home order

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Even as most Americans are under orders from their governor to stay at home to slow the spread of the...

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Border wall workers in New Mexico spark coronavirus anxiety

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some residents of a southern New Mexico village, immigrant advocates and others are raising concerns...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Local mental health nonprofit offering free therapy to workers on front line

The Green Shoe Foundation, a local mental health nonprofit, is offering free telehealth therapy sessions to medical...

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Correction: Virus Outbreak-REI story

SEATTLE (AP) — In a story April 6, 2020, about furloughs at outdoor retailer REI due to the coronavirus outbreak, The...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Canadian County Democrats to host first Facebook Live meeting April 13

YUKON — In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, Canadian County Democrats’ Vice Chair Dennis...

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Paul recovered from coronavirus; volunteering at hospital

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said Tuesday that he has recovered from the coronavirus and has started volunteering...

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Confirmed COVID-19 cases up to 1,472 in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Tuesday there are now 1,472 confirmed coronavirus cases in Oklahoma.

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Financial hits pile up for colleges as some fight to survive

Colleges across the nation are scrambling to close deep budget holes and some have been pushed to the brink of collapse after...

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New York records 731 new coronavirus deaths in its worst day yet of the outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) — New York records 731 new coronavirus deaths in its worst day yet of the outbreak.

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One fortunate 90-year-old survived COVID-19, and offers hope

Anna Fortunato, a 90-year-old survivor of COVID-19, has a message for the rest of us:Do not be afraid. Do not despair.“Keep on...

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Split families make pacts, duel over custody amid virus

As the country hunkered down to fend off the coronavirus, Carolina McAuley expected her middle school-age kids would continue...

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Employers posted solid job openings before virus shutdowns

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted a healthy number of job openings in February, evidence that the job market was in...

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Tasked with schoolwork help, many US parents lack English

Since her daughters' school closed for the coronavirus outbreak, Mariana Luna has been thrust into the role of their primary...

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Spirit AeroSystems announces temporary layoffs

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Thousands of Spirit AeroSystems employees in Wichita and other locations are being furloughed for three...

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Headlights for Hope event planned for OKC hospital

A “Headlights for Hope” event to support medical personnel will take place at 8 p.m. Thursday at Integris Baptist Medical...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Legislature approves emergency declaration, gives Stitt unprecedented power

Oklahoma’s Legislature on Monday nearly unanimously approved giving Gov. Kevin Stitt sweeping powers to respond to the COVID-19...

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Millennial Money: 8 ways to switch up the new at-home normal

As COVID-19 sparks closures, cancellations and stay-at-home orders, household stressors are piling up. On top of health...

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Listen: Thomas Rhett's inspiring new song 'Be A Light' features Reba McEntire, Keith Urban, Hillary Scott and Chris Tomlin

Rhett initially released the song on his 30th birthday, which was March 30, pledging that some of the proceeds from the song...

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Winfrey chooses "Hidden Valley Road" for book club

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey's new book club pick is Robert Kolker's “Hidden Valley Road,” an in-depth account of a 1950s...

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Say hello to 'Trolls,' farewell to 'Modern Family' this week

This week's entertainment offerings have a decidedly familial feel to them, and not the Force Family Fun kind. On television,...

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Flaming Lips' 'The Soft Bulletin' to be showcased in Tim Burgess' #timstwitterlisteningparty

With the coronavirus pandemic confining many people around the world to their homes, the frontman of the alternative rock band...

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John Lewis, once Trump target, backs Joe Biden for president

ATLANTA (AP) — Civil rights icon and Georgia Rep. John Lewis is backing Joe Biden for president, giving the prospective...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Deaths triple in one week, but mortality rate shows little change

The number of deaths in Oklahoma from COVID-19 tripled in a week, but the mortality rate from confirmed cases of the disease...

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Guthrie mandates face coverings for essential activities

Guthrie mandates face coverings The Guthrie City Council on Monday voted unanimously to impose shelter-in-place restrictions...

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How to save on eyeglasses

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Medical research in the time of coronavirus

Adam’s Journal Here’s a question from a reader: How has the coronavirus affected research operations at the Oklahoma Medical...

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Cancer patients may find treatment challenging during pandemic

It’s a different world today for Mark Singer. The Oklahoma City resident still puts on a suit and tie every day and goes to...

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Oklahoma judge partially strikes down Stitt's abortion ban

An Oklahoma judge on Monday struck down part of Gov. Kevin Stitt's temporary, coronavirus-related abortion ban. In an order,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tens of thousands file for unemployment in one week

Nearly 69,000 Oklahomans filed initial claims for unemployment compensation during the week ending April 4. The estimate is a...

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AP PHOTOS: Virus haunts the destitute living on the margins

In a housing complex in the Moroccan city of Sale, over 900 people live in crowded rooms without running water or an income to...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Landmark day in state

In a landmark day for the state, the death toll from the pandemic climbed Monday above 50, Gov. Kevin Stitt was granted...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Central Oklahoma hospitals working together to prepare for COVID-19 surge

Spurred to action by fear of a potential surging tsunami of central Oklahoma COVID-19 cases, doctors and administrators at...

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165 VIPs urge 20 economic powers for billions for COVID-19

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Many former global leaders and other VIPs urged the world’s 20 major industrialized nations to approve $8...

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Hackers' new target during pandemic: video conference calls

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ceri Weber had just begun to defend her dissertation when the chaos began: Echoes and voices interrupted her....

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Lives Lost: A mismatched pair's love story ends with virus

He was a by-the-book, buttoned-up conservative whose opinions could be quick and blunt. She was a free-thinking,...

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Congress, White House reach high for next virus bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders are jolting ahead with another coronavirus rescue package as President Donald Trump...

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Wisconsin moves forward with election despite virus concerns

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Voters in Wisconsin will face a choice Tuesday of participating in a presidential primary election or...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Death toll at 13 at nursing homes, long-term care facilities

Thirteen residents at Oklahoma nursing homes and long-term care facilities have died after testing positive for COVID-19, the...

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Legislature approves broad new powers for Oklahoma governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature on Monday granted sweeping new powers to the governor to respond to the...

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Trump, Biden spoke by phone about coronavirus outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he had a “really wonderful, warm conversation” with Joe Biden on Monday about the...

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Trump slams watchdog report on hospitals engulfed by virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday disputed the veracity of a federal survey that found hospitals faced severe...

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US judge won't block gun store closures in Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday refused to block Los Angeles officials from shutting down gun stores as...

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What to know about malaria drug and coronavirus treatment

Some politicians and doctors are sparring over whether to use hydroxychloroquine against the new coronavirus, with many...

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Businesses wait for word, money after applying for SBA loans

NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners hoping for quick loans from the government were in a holding pattern Monday — waiting on...

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My job was to cover the coronavirus pandemic, until I became part of it

I know how to prepare for a disaster. But nothing could have prepared me for the pandemic we’re now experiencing, including my...

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Caught in video mashup, Pinsky apologizes for virus comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Celebrity doctor Drew Pinsky has apologized for a series of statements unspooled in a recent video where he...

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California lends 500 ventilators to 4 states, 2 territories

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The White House said Monday that 500 ventilators on loan from California will be shipped to Nevada,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State test count rises by 11,000 as negative results received

After receiving thousands of reports from private labs of negative COVID-19 results, the Oklahoma State Department of Health...

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White House: States need to better calibrate supply requests

The White House said Monday that some states are requesting far more medical supplies than they need to fight the coronavirus...

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ACLU seeks release of federal prison inmates where 5 died

A class-action lawsuit filed Monday seeks the release of hundreds of high-risk inmates at a federal lockup in Louisiana where...

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AP Interview: LA mayor could curb travel if virus cases soar

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday that he's encouraged by a slowing rate of corornavirus...

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Kids leave hospital after eating THC candy from donation

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Utah children have been released from the hospital after ingesting THC-infused candy that was in...

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Rate of deaths, illness among black residents alarms cities

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor pledged an aggressive public health campaign aimed at the city's black and brown communities...

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Wisconsin Supreme Court rules that governor cannot postpone Tuesday's presidential primary, despite virus outbreak fears

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court rules that governor cannot postpone Tuesday's presidential primary, despite virus...

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Ohio, Oklahoma courts rule abortions can continue amid virus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Court decisions in two U.S. states Monday allowed abortions to continue after the procedure was caught in...

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Homeowners hurt by COVID-19 can delay mortgage payments, but some say they’re anxious and confused about the real cost

"I feel like I’m in this odd Catch-22. I can get some immediate relief from postponing a mortgage payment, but the cost of that...

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The Last Responder: A day with an NYC funeral director

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Cheeseman's phone rang at 3 a.m. Friday, soon after returning home from one of the worst days he's seen in...

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US travelers wait days to leave cruise ship with virus cases

MIAMI (AP) — Dozens of Americans aboard a cruise ship that docked last weekend in Miami with coronavirus cases still waited...

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After virus fades, service industries may be changed forever

WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, personal trainer Amanda Tikalsky didn’t have to worry much about her job. The U.S. economy’s...

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Fort Sill puts hold on new recruits for basic training

Fort Sill implemented a "tactical pause" in accepting new recruits at its basic training courses Monday.

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Watch live: White House gives COVID-19 update

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his administration kept up their out-sized promotion Monday of an anti-malaria...

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US stocks surge 7%, building on a global rally, on early signs that rate of increase in virus deaths could be slowing

NEW YORK (AP) — US stocks surge 7%, building on a global rally, on early signs that rate of increase in virus deaths could be...

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Proclamation, plan for temples unveiled at Mormon conference

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints presented a new proclamation and announced the opening of...

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Coronavirus: Stressed, depressed, and feeling bad? You’re not alone. Where to get free help online

As this whole shelter-in-place order stretches into its third and four weeks for many of us, it seems we’ve reached a new level...

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Coronavirus prompts government to loosen rules on tapping retirement savings

If your emergency savings fund is running low, it may make sense for you to use your 401(k) to ride out the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gaga raises $35M for virus fight, curates all-star TV event

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga and advocacy organization Global Citizen have raised $35 million to fight the coronavirus and will...

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Hopeful birdsong, foreboding sirens: A pandemic in sound

NEW YORK (AP) — Hopeful birdsong and foreboding sirens. Chiming church bells and bleating ferry horns.The coronavirus crisis...

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Virus puts event planning industry on brink of devastation

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona caterer Pat Christofolo has been orchestrating high-end events for over a quarter-century: A lavish...

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CBS' 'All Rise' to produce coronavirus episode at a distance

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS' courtroom drama series “All Rise” is resuming production with an episode reflecting the coronavirus...

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Virus is mostly mild and rarely fatal for US kids, data show

The first national data on COVID-19 in U.S. children suggest that while the illness usually isn’t severe in kids, some do get...

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Governors seize spotlight amid states' coronavirus response

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Across America, as families are stuck in their homes anxious and isolated by the new coronavirus, a new...

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Confirmed COVID-19 cases up to 1,327 in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Monday there are now 1,327 confirmed coronavirus cases in Oklahoma.

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Hugs and kisses, deferred: Pandemic cuts physical contact

To the lengthy, sorrowful list of losses from the pandemic, add these: hugs unexchanged, visits unmade, hands unheld.Just when...

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SeaWorld CEO resigns five months into job, cites board

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld Entertainment's chief executive has resigned only five months into his job, becoming the third...

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Dancing alone: A senior center keeps clients up and moving

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dance instructor Lola Jaramillo switches the radio to an uplifting salsa song.“My students love this one,”...

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Stocks open 4% higher on Wall Street as traders grasp at some early signs of hope in battling the coronavirus outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks open 4% higher on Wall Street as traders grasp at some early signs of hope in battling the coronavirus...

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2020 Watch: Can Trump avoid blame amid deaths, weak economy?

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign:___Days to...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Plaza District planning a virtual party, raising money to support retail and restaurant employees

The Plaza Support Fund aims to raise $16,000, with 100% of the proceeds going to workers in the district.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Legislature convenes

Gov. Kevin Stitt is calling Oklahoma legislators into a special session to approve his declaration of a statewide health...

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Anne Tyler talks Baltimore, her new book and social distance

NEW YORK (AP) — After more than 20 books, Anne Tyler still finds ways to challenge herself.Her new novel, “Redhead By the Side...

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Liz Weston: What to do when you can't pay your bills

The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic could be profound. Many people are already losing jobs, with unemployment...

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US company poised to start COVID-19 vaccine safety test

A second U.S. company is poised to begin a small safety test of a vaccine against the new coronavirus.Inovio Pharmaceuticals...

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AP-NORC poll: Pandemic impact varies by age, income level

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are increasingly taking preventative measures, including staying away from large crowds and...

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AP-NORC poll: Americans increasing effort to avoid infection

CHICAGO (AP) — Americans in overwhelming numbers are actively avoiding others as much as possible and taking additional steps...

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Video: Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani perform 'Nobody But You' at home in Oklahoma on 'ACM Presents: Our Country'

The two-hour special Sunday night filled the time slot reserved for this year's Academy of Country Music Awards, as the awards...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: A&E professionals can apply for assistance

Statewide arts and entertainment organizations are stepping up to make a difference to Oklahoma’s creative industry...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: After distributing $105,000 in grants, Red Dirt Relief Fund focuses on distributing information, reimagining Bob Childers' Gypsy...

Before the end of a week, the fund's original pledge of $50,000 had been doubled by community contributions and a donation from...

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Trump tempers officials' grave assessments with optimism

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. surgeon general says that Americans should brace for levels of tragedy reminiscent of the Sept. 11...

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Trump sees limits of presidency in avoiding blame for virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is confronting the most dangerous crisis a U.S. leader has faced this century as the...

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Tiger at NYC's Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known...

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After virus, how will Americans' view of the world change?

As the coronavirus spread across the world and began its reach into the United States, an assortment of Americans from the...

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Music emergency: How the nonprofit Red Dirt Relief Fund mobilized in response to the coronavirus pandemic

The Red Dirt Relief Fund was built for speed. "We like to consider ourselves kind of economic first-responders to the music...

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New commissioner made SUV, chairs among his first purchases at Oklahoma Health Department

Weeks before a novel coronavirus began killing people first in China and then around the world, the new health commissioner for...

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Stitt, Trump get majority approval on coronavirus response, though partisan divide is deep

A majority of likely Oklahoma voters approve of the way President Donald Trump and Gov. Kevin Stitt have handled the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: In pain from COVID-19, attorney was OK with dying

Feverish and in agonizing pain from COVID-19, Oklahoma City attorney Chris Sloan thought three or four times at the hospital...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: In McLoud, volunteers and restaurant deliver lunch to Mabel Bassett Correctional Center staff

McLOUD — Around 10 a.m. Friday, a white van from Mabel Bassett Correctional Center parked in front of Clara Belle’s Restaurant....

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ASL interpreter crucial for deaf, hard of hearing amid virus

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Swerving in and out of traffic, Jimmy Mitchell made a mad dash to get to the Oklahoma state Capitol.After...

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How to make your own face mask to help stop the spread of the coronavirus

The CDC recommends you cover your mouth to protect yourself and others from the coronavirus. Here's a pattern and instructions...

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Governors plead for food stamp flexibility amid pandemic

PHOENIX (AP) — Yvonne Knight, who has respiratory problems that make her especially vulnerable in the coronavirus pandemic,...

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Intelligence official 'disappointed' after ouster by Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ousted inspector general of the intelligence community says he is “disappointed and saddened” that...

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Chaos and scrambling in the US oil patch as prices plummet

NEW YORK (AP) — In Montana, a father and son running a small oil business are cutting their salaries in half. In New Mexico, an...

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At home with kids, pets and spouses, country stars play on

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music’s biggest stars should have been on the carpet of the Academy of Country Music Awards on...

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Florida mayor: 1 more death tied to virus-stricken cruise

MIAMI (AP) — Fourteen people from a cruise ship that docked in Florida over the weekend with coronavirus victims aboard were...

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NY's death count nears 4,200, but there's a glimmer of hope

NEW YORK (AP) — A slight dip in new coronavirus deaths in New York over the last 24 hours may be a glimmer of hope that the...

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Washington state returns ventilators for use in New York

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Sunday that the state will return more than 400 ventilators of the 500 it...

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UN chief urges end to domestic violence, citing global surge

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday night that there has been “a horrifying global surge...

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Mormon leader: World will conquer the coronavirus

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A high-ranking member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Sunday that the world will...

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Boeing to continue production shutdown due to coronavirus

SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing said Sunday it will continue its shutdown of production indefinitely at its Seattle area facilities due...

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Virus cancels anniversary event for deadly mine explosion

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A planned public gathering was shelved on the 10th anniversary of the worst U.S. mining disaster in...

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Esper defends firing of Navy ship captain over virus warning

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the military under broad pressure to step up its coronavirus response, Defense Secretary Mark Esper on...

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Canadian actress and activist Shirley Douglas dies at age 86

TORONTO (AP) — Shirley Douglas, the impassioned Canadian activist and veteran actress who was mother to actor Kiefer Sutherland...

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Island mayor battles Georgia governor over virus limitations

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A small coastal city in Georgia that thrives on tourism closed its beach, fearing carefree crowds of...

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Virus now claims 46 Oklahoma lives, more than 1,200 cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of coronavirus cases in the state surpassed 1,200 Sunday and four more people died of COVID-19,...

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Premier infuriated by Trump, says Canada helped US amid 9/11

TORONTO (AP) — The premier of a Canadian province that sheltered thousands of stranded American airline passengers after the...

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Liberal groups: Allow extended voting in Wisconsin election

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats and liberal groups on Sunday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand an extended absentee...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Andrew Bird's April OKC tour stop postponed

Since The Jones Assembly is temporarily closed, the staff of more than 125 people is now without work, and the venue is asking...

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Trump uses coronavirus crisis to push his broader agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is taking an old political adage to heart: Never let a crisis go to waste.The...

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Coronavirus interrupted our lives. Now it's invading our dreams

In the age of coronavirus, dreams have taken on new meaning.

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Video: Lauren Alaina, Terri Clark and Ashley McBryde play 'John Deere Green' in honor of Joe Diffie on the Grand Ole Opry

The three women kicked off the show with some of their own solo favorites before performing a medley of classic country female...

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States lack key data on virus cases among medical workers

SEATTLE (AP) — Experts and health officials who are trying to plan a response to the coronavirus outbreak are missing a...

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Daughter of MLK named to Georgia coronavirus outreach group

ATLANTA (AP) — One of the daughters of The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will help lead a new outreach committee in Georgia as...

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Amid coronavirus pandemic, black mistrust of medicine looms

NEW YORK (AP) — Just as the new coronavirus was declared a global pandemic, gym members in New York City frantically called the...

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Mormons unveil new official logo at crowd-less conference

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sat 6 feet apart inside an empty room as the...

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Confirmed COVID-19 cases up to 1,252 in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Sunday there are now 1,252 confirmed coronavirus cases in Oklahoma.

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'Surreal': NY funeral homes struggle as virus deaths surge

NEW YORK (AP) — Pat Marmo walked among 20 or so deceased in the basement of his Brooklyn funeral home, his protective mask...

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'I cried on the truck': Fatigued NY workers forge ahead

Josh Allert’s days are a blur and a battle.His mental and physical stamina are constantly put to the test as the 22-year-old...

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Doctors, nurses leave homes to protect families from virus

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Lisa Neuburger was caring for a patient with the coronavirus when the person's ventilator tube became...

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Biden raises idea of Democrats holding an online convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden said Sunday that the Democratic National Convention, already delayed until August because of the...

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Adapting aloha: Virus forces changes to Hawaii customs

WAIANAE, Hawaii (AP) — Glen Kila has long greeted people in the traditional Native Hawaiian way.Foreheads touching, he breathes...

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No COVID-19 testing at home yet but quicker options coming

WASHINGTON (AP) — Home testing for the new coronavirus may sound like a good idea, but U.S. regulators say it's still too...

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Sidewalk notes bring smiles to hospital staff during virus

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The messenger is anonymous — but the messages are heartfelt, and appreciated.In recent days, workers at New...

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Coronavirus pandemic disrupts Appalachian Trail dreams

COSBY, Tenn. (AP) — When Alexandra Eagle first mentioned plans to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alongside her new husband,...

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In years before outbreak, investment in public health fell

In the decade before Michigan and its largest city became the latest hot spot for the deadly coronavirus, officials were...

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Set list announced for tonight's 'ACM Presents: Our Country,' to feature Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and more

Tishomingo resident Blake Shelton and his girlfriend Gwen Stefani, Checotah native Carrie Underwood, former Tishomingo resident...

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Outlook 2020: 'We must stay aware of the shortness of life, using it well,' Jeanne Hoffman Smith says

Name: Jeanne Hoffman Smith, 90, arts patron. Current community boards: Oklahoma City University trustee; OCU Center for...

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Oklahomans testing positive for COVID-19 surpasses 1,000

The number of Oklahomans who have tested positive for COVID-19 topped the 1,000 mark Saturday — one day after another major...

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Coronavirus crashes wedding plans, causes Oklahoma couples to reschedule

LINDSAY — It was like something out of a movie. A cheerleader, Tailor Finney, ran across the football field and jumped into...

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How Oklahoma City reacted to the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic

Churches, schools and many businesses were shuttered and the streets were mostly empty. People were asked to avoid crowds....

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Isolation could lead to alcohol consumption issues, expert says

Dr. Kimberlee Wilson is already thinking about the next wave of patients she might see once the surge of coronavirus cases dips...

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The bands play on: Oklahoma musicians and venues stream shows during coronavirus pandemic

About 8:30 a.m. Monday, Travis Linville decided to do a little busking. On a piano, from his house, via Facebook. "I...