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At town hall meetings, Oklahoma congressmen face questions about Trump and his policies

From a raucous marathon session in Norman to a low-key civics lesson in Yukon, congressional town hall meetings last week...

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Cannabisville, Oklahoma: The ZIP code with most business licenses

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Guns, parks, health care: Three initiative petitions circulating in OKC

Signature gatherers are out in full force in Oklahoma City trying to qualify three initiative petitions for a vote of the...

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High school football: Isaac Stoops starting coaching path early at Moore

MOORE — Sporting a black hat and a blue Moore Lions football T-shirt, Isaac Stoops has the day’s practice schedule printed and...

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CARE Center adds new bilingual interviewer to better serve abused children

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Broadway cast recording of reimagined 'Oklahoma!' released on CD

The cast recording includes the reimagined versions of the musical’s iconic songs like “I Cain’t Say No,” “Oh, What a Beautiful...

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White House reverses Trump on China 'second thoughts'

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday acknowledged having second thoughts about escalating a trade war with...

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OU football: Sooners bring blind fan even closer to his father

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Dove hunting could be more challenging this year

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Board of Juvenile Affairs to update state plan for juvenile detention

The Office of Juvenile Affairs and members of the agency's governing board are working to update the state plan for juvenile...

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Sunday Morning: Aug. 25, 2019 - Helen Ford Wallace

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Making the list: CityRep opening season with Oklahoma professional premiere of 'Every Brilliant Thing'

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George posted career highs in most statistical categories, all while playing with two bum shoulders

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Listen: Tulsa-born St. Vincent collaborates with Taylor Swift on 'Lover' track 'Cruel Summer'

Swift’s “Lover” has surpassed 2 million global consumption since its release Friday.

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High school football: Douglass wins All-City Preview

Shannon Watford knows how pivotal Friday's three victories were for his program.Douglass, which is one of the state's most...

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University of Oklahoma collaborates with other scientists to improve geothermal well drilling efficiencies

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CASA streetcar tour features community partners, stresses need for donations

A few special guests climbed aboard the pink Oklahoma City Streetcar for a ride Thursday as it splashed through downtown during...

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Star quarterback Andrew Luck has told the Indianapolis Colts he is retiring from the NFL, according to a report by ESPN’s Adam...

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'Ms. Marvel' will bring first Muslim superhero to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The Pakistani-American hero will join "She-Hulk" and "Moon Knight" in next wave of live-action Disney+ series.

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Season preview: Jewel Box Theatre launching 62nd season despite uncertainty at First Christian Church

The Jewel Box is moving ahead with its plans for a new three-show autumn “mini-season” that will run through December at the...

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    Amazon, a company valued last month at $1 trillion and led by the richest man in modern history, recently declined a request by...

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    NASA astronaut Anne McClain's former partner has accused her of committing identity theft from the International Space Station,...

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    High school cross country: Mustang's Gabe Simonsen wins The Field Run Classic

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    Hate Skip Bayless? Meet the woman who not only loves him but also married him

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    OKC art collective Factory Obscura partnering with Santa Fe’s Meow Wolf for fall ‘Mix-Tape’ attraction

    Factory Obscura has announced that Phase 2 of its successful “Mix-Tape” experience will open on Sept. 21, when the collective...

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    Man wanted in connection to Oklahoma lemonade stand robbery arrested

    Tulsa police arrested a man wanted after he reportedly stole money from a child’s lemonade stand in north Tulsa in June.

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    'Our bigger enemy': Trump escalates attack on Fed chief

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    Oklahoma Scene: Soul Bowl rivalry selected for 2019 Great American Rivalry Series

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    NFL Notebook: Kyler Murray shows promise in Cardinals' third preseason game

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    OBU students Serve Shawnee during Welcome Week

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    Syrian troops surround Turkish post in country's northwest

    MOREK, Syria (AP) — A heavily fortified Turkish observation post in the northwestern village of Morek stood surrounded on all...

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    Oklahoman's garden calendar

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    College football notebook: UCF QB Milton says he has 100% recovered from nerve damage

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    Video: Oklahoma artist Kris Kanaly creates official grand opening poster for OKC's Scissortail Park

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    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — At the Walt Disney Company's biannual D23 convention, a faint image of the "Star Wars" character Emperor...

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    Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh making longshot GOP challenge to Trump

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    North Korea tests new 'super-large' rocket launcher

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    Lightning strike at Tour Championship causes 6 injuries

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    Brazilian troops begin deploying to fight Amazon fires

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday were deploying in the Amazon to fight fires...

    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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    Son of ex-NFL player accused of murdering parents arrested

    LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say the son of a former NFL lineman wanted on murder charges in Minnesota for the...

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    Israel says it thwarts imminent Iranian attack from Syria

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military attacked targets near Damascus late Saturday in what it said was a successful effort to...

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    Kovalev stops Yarde to retain WBO light heavyweight title

    CHELYABINSK, Russia (AP) — Sergey Kovalev knocked out Anthony Yarde on Saturday to retain the WBO light heavyweight title in...

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    Multiple people struck by lightning at PGA Tour Championship

    ATLANTA (AP) — Multiple people have been struck by lightning at the PGA Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

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    Texas man accused of fatally shooting boss after being fired

    HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities allege a 22-year-old suburban Houston man fatally shot his boss after being fired.Jatraveous...

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    Villanova tops Colgate 34-14 behind arm of Danny Smith

    HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) — Danny Smith threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, leading Villanova past Colgate 34-14 on...

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    Oregon defends past nonunanimous jury verdicts to high court

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's criminal justice system would be "overwhelmed" if the U.S. Supreme Court rules in an upcoming case...

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    12-year-old boy shot at Georgia elementary school

    CONYERS, Ga. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy has been wounded in a shooting at an elementary school in Georgia and another child is in...

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    Author Ray Bradbury honored with Illinois hometown statue

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago-area hometown of the late famed science fiction writer Ray Bradbury marked his birthday with...

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    Funeral held for 9-year-old Detroit girl killed by dogs

    DETROIT (AP) — A private funeral Mass has been held for a 9-year-old Detroit girl who was killed by three dogs while she rode...

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    Tennis champ, trailblazer Althea Gibson honored at US Open

    NEW YORK (AP) — Althea Gibson basked in a ticker-tape parade in New York a decade before Arthur Ashe won the 1968 U.S....

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    Even before photo op of G-7 allies, sharp elbows come out

    BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The posturing by leaders of the G-7 rich democracies began well before they stood together for a summit...

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    Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalates

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Escalating his trade fight with China, President Donald Trump has raised retaliatory tariffs and ordered...

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    Hong Kong police and protesters clash, ending violence lull

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong protesters threw bricks and gasoline bombs at police, who responded with tear gas, as chaotic scenes...

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    Pathmaker Gala to celebrate history of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County

    The 30th annual Pathmaker Awards Gala to honor people who have made historic contributions to Oklahoma City and Oklahoma County...

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    State rebranding effort continues with OklaX summit

    Oklahoma is one step closer to having a cohesive brand. Roughly 150 advertising, marketing, public relations, and creative...

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    OKC Central Live Chat: MAPS 4 to include bus rapid transit, 500 new shelters, additional bus fleet

    Steve Lackmeyer was joined by Councilwoman JoBeth Hamon and EMBARK Director Jason Ferbrache on OKC Central Live Chat on Friday...

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    Dwindling Oklahoma County jail staff leads to suspension of tours, "non-essential" programming

    The Oklahoma County sheriff’s office will suspend facility tours and “nonessential” programming due to a recent surge of jail...

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    Septemberfest shelved as work gets underway at Governor's Mansion

    A popular free fall festival is being shelved as long-awaited work gets underway at the Oklahoma Governor’s Mansion....

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    MAPS 4 goes to the council

    Mayor David Holt says the outline for MAPS 4 he will present to the city council on Tuesday “takes MAPS and the power of MAPS...

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    Soccer stadium, new fairgrounds arena among MAPS 4 proposals

    The Oklahoma City council will consider a MAPS 4 proposal Tuesday that includes several sports-specific improvements for the...

    Felton had a generally positive effect on the Thunder

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    Felton didn't play much through two thirds of the season but then joined the Thunder rotation

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    Career planning the new norm for Oklahoma public schools

    At the end of the 2019-20 school year, high school graduates will leave Oklahoma public schools with a diploma and a plan. All...

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    N. Korea test-fires missiles again after joint drills end

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Saturday in the...

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    Is Trump's economic team up for a trade war?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a trade war against China that has shaken the global economy, President Donald Trump gathered his most...

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    'Our bigger enemy': Trump escalates attack on Fed chief

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump launched a furious and highly personal Twitter attack Friday against the Federal...

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    Biden evokes '68, asks: What if Obama had been assassinated?

    CROYDON, N.H. (AP) — Joe Biden pondered a most serious, and awkward, question at a campaign stop Friday: What if Barack Obama...

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    Hong Kong protesters form human chains to call for democracy

    HONG KONG (AP) — Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement lined the streets and part of the city's harbor front Friday,...

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    Yukon school bus involved in accident

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    MAPS 4 marks a shift away from large downtown construction projects to neighborhood, 'human' needs

    The city council is to review Mayor David Holt's recommendations for MAPS 4 on Tuesday with an eye toward a December election.

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    Trump asks appeals court to reconsider Twitter-blocking case

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    Special prosecutor named to look into Jussie Smollett case

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    Billionaire conservative donor David Koch dies at 79

    NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire industrialist David H. Koch, who with his older brother Charles poured a fortune into right-wing...

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    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish emergency official on Friday likened the deadly lightning storm over the Tatra Mountains that...

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    Capitals star Kuznetsov banned from Russia team for 4 years

    GENEVA (AP) — Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov tested positive for cocaine at the world championship and has been...

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    Recap: OKC Central Live Chat with Steve Lackmeyer and special guests

    The chat kicks off at 9:30 a.m. but feel free to submit questions and comments now!

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    DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen is recalling about 679,000 cars in the U. S. to fix a problem that could let the cars roll away...

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    Baltics mark 30th anniversary of anti-Soviet human chain

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The three Baltic countries on Friday marked the 30th anniversary of the 1989 "Baltic Way," a historic...

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    China announces tariff hike on $75 billion of US goods in retaliation for Trump's Sept. 1 increase

    BEIJING (AP) — China announces tariff hike on $75 billion of US goods in retaliation for Trump's Sept. 1 increase.

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    Florida student accused of threatening to shoot up a school

    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Police have arrested a Florida high school student they say posted that he wanted to shoot up a school on an...

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    New lab trains welfare workers who probe child abuse claims

    CHICAGO (AP) — The troubling scene inside the dingy Chicago apartment seems real: dangling exposed wires, open pill bottles...

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    Japan leader says S. Korea ending intel deal damages trust

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said South Korea's decision to cancel a deal to share military intelligence,...

    Stitt signs bill lifting ban on ballot selfies

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    Ballot selfies will soon be legal in Oklahoma. Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday signed a bill that will allow Oklahoma voters to snap and share cellphone photos of their ballots. Voters will be able to take and share photos of their absentee...

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    Spain reports 2nd death in widening listeria outbreak

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say a second person has died in an outbreak of listeria from pork meat.The health spokesman...

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    Global stocks higher ahead of US Fed chairman's speech

    BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets rose Friday ahead of a closely watched speech by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman at a...

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    China criticizes Australian move to close language schools

    BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday criticized a decision by the government of Australia's New South Wales state to close...

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    Global worry over Amazon fires escalates; Bolsonaro defiant

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Amid global concern about raging fires in the Amazon, Brazil's government complained Thursday that it is...

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    Moving forward: Community, neighborhood the goal of Page Woodson developer

    Redevelopment of the former Page Woodson campus and surrounding property just east of downtown is set to enter into a third...

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    After 45 years, G-7 endures despite the Trump tweets

    BIARRITZ, France (AP) — For the 45th year in a row, seven of the most powerful people in the world will get together for an...

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    Australia, Vietnam concerned about China actions in sea row

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Australia and Vietnam on Friday expressed serious concern over tensions in the disputed South China Sea,...

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    Rapist will spend the rest of his life in prison

    A man who physically and sexually assaulted two young women in their homes for hours at knifepoint will spend the rest of his...

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    Man killed Wednesday is OKC's 49th homicide of year

    A man died Wednesday after being shot in a northwest Oklahoma City apartment complex. Around 3:30 p.m. officers responded to an...

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    Council asked to weigh in on gun law

    Oklahoma City Councilwoman JoBeth Hamon is proposing a resolution that, if approved by the council, would demonstrate the city...

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    Red pandas on parade

    The Oklahoma City Zoo's 2-month-old red panda cubs, Khyana, front, Ravi peek out of their den in Oklahoma City on Thursday. The...

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    Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center planning nine exhibitions for first year in new downtown OKC home, opening in January

    The inaugural exhibition will be titled “Bright Golden Haze,” taken from the first line in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s iconic...

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    Recap: The Oklahoman's Readers' Choice Awards ceremony

    Oklahoma City's best will be honored at The Oklahoman's annual Readers' Choice Awards ceremony at 8 p.m. Thursday.

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    Sanders touts $16 trillion climate plan in fire-ravaged town

    PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released a $16.3 trillion climate plan on Thursday...

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    Sanders campaign boss concedes he may not win New Hampshire

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The campaign manager for Bernie Sanders emphasized Thursday that New Hampshire is a critical...

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    Live updates: Storms moving across parts of Oklahoma

    Follow current weather conditions in Oklahoma.

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    Texas governor expresses concern about private gun sales

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday raised concern about private firearm sales but didn't commit...

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    Sarah Sanders heads to Fox News as a contributor

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, long an ardent defender of President Donald Trump, is joining...

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    Walmart to revamp, reopen El Paso store after mass shooting

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Walmart plans to reopen the El Paso store where 22 people were killed in a shooting earlier this month,...

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    Trump awards Medal of Freedom to NBA star Bob Cousy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump presented 91-year-old basketball legend Bob Cousy with the Presidential Medal of...

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    Man arrested after standoff at Norman mobile home park

    An armed man who barricaded himself inside a mobile home was arrested Thursday after an hourslong standoff, Cleveland County...

    Patrick Patterson remained a 'complete pro' as his role shrunk on the Thunder

    SportsMay 17, 2019

    Before Markieff Morris arrived in Oklahoma City, Billy Donovan had a conversation with Patrick Patterson. Patterson had already given his starting spot to Jerami Grant. Now, he was about to lose his spot in the rotation. “Patrick was a...

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    Mayfield, Browns head to Tampa Bay; Lions host Bills

    Baker Mayfield wants to play half of Cleveland's third exhibition game at Tampa Bay on Friday night."But it's not my call," the...

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    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announces run for 3rd term

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who has ended his climate change-focused 2020 presidential bid, announced...

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    Man killed Wednesday, OKC's 49th homicide victim in 2019

    A man died Wednesday after being shot in a northwest Oklahoma City apartment complex. Around 3:30 p.m. officers responded...

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    First-round fireworks: Serena, Sharapova to meet at US Open

    NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will finally meet in the U.S. Open, and they'll do it in their very first...

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    Foot on table: British PM at home in French president palace

    PARIS (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson apparently wasn't sweating it despite the high stakes subject of his talks...

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    Clashing statements expose rift in Iraqi paramilitary force

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The head of Iraq's paramilitary forces supported by Iran on Thursday walked back a statement by his deputy the...

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    Danish ex-PM attacks Trump for comments on defense spending

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A former Danish prime minister on Thursday lashed out at U.S. President Donald Trump for his tweet...

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    Season preview: Carpenter Square Theatre's 36th season to include OKC premieres, move into new downtown home

    Although work has already started on its new home, Carpenter Square will open its 2019-2020 season Sept. 6 at its current...

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    Report shows US deficit to exceed $1 trillion next year

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    UK's Johnson presses for fresh Brexit talks in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — France joined Germany on Thursday in challenging British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to show he can come up with...

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    Trial in former NBA player's slaying postponed by judge

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    Epstein may have gamed the system from beyond the grave

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The will that Jeffrey Epstein signed just two days before his jailhouse suicide puts more than...

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    Hamon seeks resolution supporting effort to halt permitless carry

    Ward 6 Councilwoman JoBeth Hamon plans to introduce a resolution that, if approved by the council, would demonstrate the city...

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    Global stocks subdued as investors seek more clues on Fed

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    Report: 2 Iranian lawmakers arrested for 'disrupting' market

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    Morris was disenchanted with the Thunder, but at least it didn't fester

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    Setting the stage: Carpenter Square Theatre launches 36th season while readying bigger downtown home

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    Ex-city councilman pleads guilty to tax evasion

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    Plans advance for eight-story mixed-use tower next to new convention center, Omni hotel

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