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Westbrook locks up historic third consecutive triple-double average

There can be a desensitization to what Russell Westbrook has accomplished in his last three seasons. There shouldn’t be. “I...

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Stitt addresses his party at state GOP convention

In addressing the state Republican Party on Friday, Gov. Kevin Stitt largely shied away from talking politics, even Republican...

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Kingfisher man accused of dismembering girlfriend

A 62-year-old man was arrested Friday after authorities said he admitted his girlfriend of nearly a decade was dead and he...

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Russell Westbrook, Dennis Schroder combine for 25 assists as Thunder beat Pistons 123-110

Moving at that speed down the court, Russell Westbrook shouldn’t have been able to spin on a dime the way he did. He shouldn’t...

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Expanded interview and video: Reba McEntire talks 'real country' album 'Stronger Than the Truth,' ACM Awards, Oklahoma roots and more

The Country Music Hall of Famer is releasing her new album “Stronger Than the Truth” Friday on Big Machine Records. As an...

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Former OU coach Billy Tubbs knows that times have changed in college hoops

I ran into Billy Tubbs back in February at the OU-Texas basketball game. We did a little commiserating. Earlier that week, we...

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Ozzy Osbourne postpones 2019 tour dates, including Rocklahoma

PRYOR - Ozzy Osbourne has postponed all of his 2019 tour dates, including his headlining gig at Rocklahoma, as he recovers from...

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Jussie Smollett: actor refuses to reimburse city for investigation costs

The city of Chicago says Jussie Smollett has refused to pay more than $130,000 to reimburse costs of investigating...

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    FBI searching for Yukon bank robber

    A man in a wig robbed the RCB Bank in Yukon Friday morning.

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    Russell Westbrook secures third consecutive season with triple-double average

    There can be a desensitization to what Russell Westbrook has accomplished in his last three seasons. There shouldn’t be.

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    Against 'The Wind': Filmmaker Emma Tammi's horror Western channels women's fears

    The affliction was known as “prairie madness,” with 19th-century settlers on the Great Plains suffering from depression,...

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    'Our country is full': Trump says migrants straining system

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Declaring "our country is full," President Donald Trump on Friday insisted the U.S. immigration system was...

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    Expanded interview and video: Filmmaker Emma Tammi channels women's experiences for horror Western 'The Wind'

    After premiering last year at the Toronto International Film Festival, Tammi’s feature film directorial debut, “The Wind,”...

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    State briefs for April 6

    Poison center warns about snakebite danger Spring's warmer temperatures and rain mean an increase in calls to the Oklahoma...

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    The pioneer of Oklahoma sportstalk radio is honored

    Eschbach has been around since the Bud Wilkinson days of Oklahoma football

    Downtown blooms in April

    BusinessApr 2, 2019

    For a moment, let’s step back, take a breath, and maybe celebrate our community. It’s not to say we’re done discussing serious issues of creating safer streets, addressing the needs of the less fortunate and those struggling just to get by day...

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    NCAA gymnastics: OU's Yul Moldauer soon to close college career almost as amazing as his personal journey

    NORMAN — Peter and Orsa Moldauer’s young son would scream so loudly the folks next door could hear him. Those neighbors lived a...

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    Movie review: Dark overtones dim uneven 'Shazam's' effervescent brightness

    But the tone of “Shazam” frequently shifts from a lighthearted reimagining of 1988’s “Big” as a superhero romp into a sad and...

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    Norman police announce arrest in racist graffiti incident

    NORMAN — A 45-year-old woman was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused by police of spray-painting racist and homophobic...

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    Readers raise questions about proposed Thunder Alley

    The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers during Friday's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's...

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    Find civil, useful, social media right Nextdoor

    Finally, the Nextdoor app has made itself useful to me. My wife and I downloaded it last summer when a neighborhood pup wound...

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    Legislative pages return to Capitol

    Oklahoma legislative pages returned to the state Capitol this week, but male and female pages will not serve together for the...

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    Jobs rebound drives US stocks higher for another weekly gain

    Wall Street closed out another solid week of gains Friday as the stock market hit its longest winning streak in a year and a...

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    Renovations begin at historic Walcourt building

    The Walcourt, an almost century-old landmark just east of downtown, is getting its first new roof in decades with long-awaited...

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    Russell Westbrook hosts ninth annual Why Not? Bowl

    Always assisting, Russell Westbrook stood behind his young son, Noah, and helped the almost two-year-old push a bowling ball...

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    Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for April 6, 2019

    NAI Sullivan Group reports these real estate transactions: • 1031 EZ Exchange LLC paid $2,755,000 to Memorial Self Storage LP...

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    Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for April 6

    Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $31 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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    Oklahoma teen with autism missing

    Authorities are asking for the public's help in locating an Adair County teenage girl with autism who went missing Tuesday...

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    Clayton Kershaw provides opening night like no other in Bricktown

    Marci Staude was in awe nearly two years ago at the crowd surrounding the Oklahoma City Dodgers bullpen to see a tall,...

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    OSU softball: Samantha Show is leading the Cowgirls with a new kind of emotion

    STILLWATER — The chemistry came neither instantly, nor smoothly. But pushing through the rough patches of Samantha Show’s...

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    Movie review: Psychological horror sweeps down the plains in horror Western 'The Wind'

    From the moment she steps out of Lizzy’s rugged cabin in the macabre opening scene, Gerard gives a phenomenal performance as...

    Oklahoma bill challenges alcohol distribution model

    BusinessApr 4, 2019

    Alcohol distribution is a point of contention — again. Oklahomans voted to change a decades-old distribution model as part of sweeping changes to the state’s alcohol industry included in State Question 792. Now, nearly six months since...

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    Lessons from Ramona’s workshop: 12 steps to re-cover barstool like a pro

    Within minutes of walking into my home, she’d flipped over four kitchen barstools with the moves of a wrestling champ, pulled...

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    OKC Dodgers: Catching prospect Will Smith gets big test behind plate for Clayton Kershaw

    With a little more than 2 hours until first pitch Thursday afternoon, Clayton Kershaw pulled up a chair next to Will Smith’s...

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    Thunder-Pistons boxscore

    THUNDER 123, PISTONS 110 FG FT Reb DETROIT Min M-A M-A O-T A Pf Pts Brown 20:28 2-3 1-1 0-2 2 1 5 Griffin 34:35 11-20 14-16 0-7...

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    'Napoleon Dynamite' stars to bring film and discussion to Oklahoma for autumn event

    TULSA - The stars of the 2004 cult-classic film "Napoleon Dynamite" - Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Efren Ramirez (Pedro) and...

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    Report says Missouri lawmaker created false affair rumor

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri House member engaged in "unbecoming" conduct by creating a false rumor that another...

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    Virginia governor signs 'Tommie's Law,' making animal cruelty a felony offense

    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Monday signed a bill into law that will make animal cruelty toward cats and...

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    OKC church with legacy of civil rights is marking 100 years

    An eye-catching Centennial Quilt tells a story of the hope of the past and the promise of the future from its place of...

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    Teacher fired over topless selfie plans to sue school district

    BELLPORT, N.Y. -- A middle school teacher from Long Island, New York, is planning to sue her former school district after she...

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    OKC Dodgers auction Clayton Kershaw jersey, raise $4,500 for charity

    Clayton Kershaw’s rehab start Thursday night brought big money for his charity. His signed No. 22 jersey from the game was sold...

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    Photos of Miley Cyrus raise concern about Joshua trees

    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Social media photos showing Miley Cyrus posing in a Joshua tree have drawn criticism from people...

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    Parents decry girl's death in suspected road rage shooting

    PHOENIX (AP) — The announcement Friday of an arrest in the fatal Phoenix road rage shooting of a 10-year-old girl in her...

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    Paul Bianchina, How to find the right contractor

    I’ve always been a big supporter of anyone who wants to undertake a DIY project. Doing things on your own has lots of...

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    New financial tools offer a boost to credit ratings

    WASHINGTON — Here's some good news for anyone whose credit scores aren't quite as high as they'd like them to be: Three new...

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    Movie review: Period drama ‘The Aftermath’ squanders promising premise on tawdry, shallow storytelling

    Despite the promising premise, interesting characters and sparking chemistry between two attractive leads, the post-World War...

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    The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for April 6, 2019

    The Listing of the Week is a roomy home on a corner lot in Moore. The 2,148-square-foot home at 3212 Blue Stem Blvd. has four...

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    OU men's gymnastics: A look at Yul Moldauer's unparalleled career

    Seven-time NCAA champion Yul Moldauer can leave OU as the most-decorated men’s college gymnast.

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    UK, US, and France warn Syria not to use chemical weapons

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Britain, France and the United States are warning the Syria against using chemical weapons on opponents of...

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    Church refurbishes vintage bus to continue youth ministry's legacy

    Ron Wheeler remembers riding a church bus in the 1940s, singing a children’s Bible song with as much gusto as his preteen voice...

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    Neighbors, artist cope with arrest of accused vandal

    NORMAN — Robin Hood Lane residents expressed disbelief Friday at the arrest of a neighbor accused by police of spray-painting...

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    Inner-city living space dominates this year's Architecture Tour

    Sean and Michelle Cobb’s Cottage District home was practically aglow, with expansive windows and the pale decor seeming to draw...

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    Malaysia won't join ICC over pressure from Muslim opposition

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Friday Malaysia won't ratify the Rome Statute of the...

    Parkinson's patients find joy in dance

    HealthApr 3, 2019

    NORMAN — The dancers are seated in a large circle as the music begins, one in a wheelchair. Their movements are slow at first — deep breathing, stretching, reaching. As the dance class progresses, so does the energy in the room. Torsos twist;...

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    Vanderbilt hires Grizzlies assistant Jerry Stackhouse

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt went outside college athletics for its new athletic director a few months ago, and now the...

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    7 who accused Cosby of sex abuse settle defamation suits

    Seven women who said Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them decades ago and then labeled them liars by denying it have settled...

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    The Latest: UN Security Council urges de-escalation in Libya

    BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The latest on developments in Libya (all times local):12:05 a.m. SaturdayThe U.N. Security Council is...

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    US adds oil-sector firms, ships to Venezuela sanctions list

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Friday added two companies involved in shipping oil from Venezuela to Cuba, along with...

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    Injured stars making mark at Final Four for MSU, Auburn

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Under different circumstances Joshua Langford might have had a throng of reporters around him as he sat in...

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    Drug tests then debate in Ukraine's presidential runoff

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The campaign for Ukraine's presidential election has taken a turn for the strange, but voters may find it...

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    US revokes visa for International Court prosecutor Bensouda

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Friday that her U.S. visa has been...

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    Black plaintiffs accept 2 new Mississippi Senate districts

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — African American residents who sued Mississippi say they are accepting legislators' plan to redraw two...

    Business

    Elon Musk, SEC told to meet for at least 1 hour about tweets

    DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge in New York has ordered Tesla CEO Elon Musk and U.S. securities regulators to meet for at least...

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    Germany urges EU to divvy up migrants stranded at sea

    MILAN (AP) — Germany has asked the European Union to find a safe port where a German humanitarian ship carrying 64 migrants in...

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    Court peels away layers of inmate's onion allergy claim

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A prison inmate in Pennsylvania who asked for an onion-free meal plan was denied his request after a...

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    Browns sign former Steelers S Burnett, ex-AAF QB Gilbert

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Discarded by Pittsburgh, veteran safety Morgan Burnett has landed in Cleveland.The Browns addressed one of...

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    UK police outside Ecuador embassy amid WikiLeaks tweets

    LONDON (AP) — British police stationed armed officers outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Friday after tweets from...

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    Environmental groups to sue Shell over climate change

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Climate activists delivered a court summons Friday to oil company Shell in a court case aimed at...

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    Feds: man jailed after claim has twice made similar claims

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of a man who allegedly claimed to be a long-missing child from Illinois (all...

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    Should the SAT be optional? Bribery scandal renews debate

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The most brazen abuses of standardized testing in the college bribery scandal could be chalked up to...

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    With Brexit, Britain is in crisis and not for the first time

    LONDON (AP) — Few would argue that Britain is in what is often referred to as a bit of a pickle. A crisis in fact, undoubtedly...

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    Recap: OKC Central Live Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

    The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer answered questions from readers Friday morning.

    Business

    Court extends new detention for Nissan ex-chair Ghosn

    TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court on Friday approved the detention of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn through April 14 after...

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    Greece's bailout lenders approve big debt relief payout

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's bailout creditors on Friday backed a payout worth more than $1 billion as part of a debt-relief...

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    Ex-US Congressman's Russian bank stripped of license

    MOSCOW (AP) — A small Russian bank owned by former U.S. congressman Charles Taylor was stripped of its license Friday after...

    Local storm chaser charged with child molestation

    NewsApr 3, 2019

    An Oklahoma storm chaser and photographer has been charged with inappropriately touching a 15-year-old boy. Lawrence Robert McEwen, 28, of Noble, is facing three counts of lewd molestation or indecent proposal to a child and one count of...

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    Talks to avert teacher's strike in Poland stalled

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish teachers may be going on strike next week after last-ditch talks with the government over their...

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    US envoy says China activities near Philippines 'of concern'

    BANGKOK (AP) — The presence of large numbers of Chinese vessels near islands and islets occupied by the Philippines is "a...

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    Bennett and Belafonte among those honored at Apollo gala

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Bennett had few words to say, but many more to sing.Bennett was among the honorees Thursday night at "A...

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    Enable Midstream Partners pays to equip innovation space at John Rex Charter School with STEM gear, curriculum

    Enable Midstream Partners’ CEO joined students at John Rex Charter School on Wednesday to unveil the Enable Innovation Space...

    Business

    With transportation a major obstacle, grant is aimed at helping families

    A Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization has been selected to lead a four-year pilot project geared toward reuniting...

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    The Latest: Chicago to sue Smollett after he refuses to pay

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Jussie Smollett case (all times local):5:55 p.m.The City of Chicago says...

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    The Latest: False ID is 'like reliving the day,' family says

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on efforts to confirm the identity of a person who told police he is Timmothy Pitzen, an Illinois...

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    Chicago to sue Jussie Smollett for costs of investigation

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett has refused to pay more than $130,000 to reimburse Chicago investigative costs and the city said...

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    White House pushes back on request for Trump tax forms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Thursday that Democratic efforts to obtain President Donald Trump's tax records are...

    Business

    Russia revamps Arctic military base to stake claim on region

    SEVERNY KLEVER MILITARY BASE, Russia (AP) — Missile launchers ply icy roads and air defense systems point menacingly into the...

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    Mormons ease opposition to same-sex couples and their kids

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Thursday repealed rules that banned baptisms for...

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    Trump choice of Herman Cain for Fed board could face hurdles

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he intends to nominate Herman Cain, a conservative political ally...

    Business

    Ethiopian report says faulty sensor data led to jet crash

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A doomed Ethiopian Airlines jet suffered from faulty readings by a key sensor, and pilots followed...

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    Congress invokes powers to challenge Trump on war in Yemen

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rejecting a plank of President Donald Trump's foreign policy, the House on Thursday invoked never-before-used...

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    Amazon's Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie finalize divorce

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Thursday that founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has finalized his divorce with wife MacKenzie, who will...

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    Georgia latest state to legalize needle exchange to stop HIV

    ATLANTA (AP) — James Lane has a backpack full of syringes slung across his shoulder as he goes to exchange used needles for...

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    Judge delays sentencing for ex-CIA man on spy conviction

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge has delayed sentencing for an ex-CIA officer accused of spying for China.A jury convicted Kevin...

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    Judge considers whether terror watchlist is unconstitutional

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge says he will rule in the near future on the constitutionality of a government watchlist...

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    Maryland newspaper shooting trial delayed until November

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A judge delayed the trial of a man charged with killing five people at a Maryland newspaper office until...

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    Pope names moderate Gregory as Washington, DC, archbishop

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Archbishop Wilton Gregory promised Catholics he would "rebuild your trust" after Pope Francis on Thursday...

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    Georgia Gov. Kemp signs new touchscreen voting machines bill

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has quietly signed a wide ranging elections bill authorizing the statewide...

    Thunder's plunge off the cliff continues in bewildering loss to Mavericks

    SportsApr 1, 2019

    Russell Westbrook air-balled a 3-point shot on the Thunder’s first possession, though in all fairness, it might have been a pass. The way Westbrook shoots, you can’t always tell. On the next possession, Paul George made made one of those...

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    Can redevelopment finally purge an old orphanage's demons?

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An imposing Italianate-style building that looms over part of Vermont's largest city had such a troubled...

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    Brexit compromise may rest on UK odd couple May and Corbyn

    LONDON (AP) — She is the strait-laced daughter of an Anglican priest who has championed conservative values all her life; he...

    Business

    What students can learn from the days before college loans

    College tuition was less than what today's students pay for textbooks when Caron and Jack Knopoff attended Chicago's Wright...

    Business

    Twitter stops blocking French government's ad campaign

    PARIS (AP) — Twitter said Thursday it has stopped blocking French government ads calling on people to vote after it came under...

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    China providing services to woman arrested at Mar-a-Lago

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese diplomats have been informed of the arrest of a Chinese woman at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago...

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    New Jersey stops training police dogs to sniff out weed

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has halted training state police dogs to sniff out pot.Attorney General Gurbir Grewal told...

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    Man accused of abducting teen, beating her until miscarriage

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A 20-year-old West Virginia man is accused of abducting a teenager, holding her hostage for about a...

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    Arrest revives security concerns at Trump's Florida estate

    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As palm trees swayed in the ocean breeze, Yujing Zhang approached Secret Service agents in the...

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    Keeneland spring meet opens Thursday for 1st time since 1959

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Keeneland's spring meet opens on a Thursday for the first time in 60 years and kicks off 16 racing days...

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    Application deadline nearing for Central Oklahoma chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America scholarships

    The application deadline is nearing for two $1,000 scholarships offered by the Central Oklahoma chapter of Hearing Loss...

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    Baker Hughes opens Motor Center of Excellence at its supercenter in north Oklahoma City

    Baker Hughes on Wednesday celebrated the opening of a new division in Oklahoma City. The company's BHGE Motor Center of...

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    Oklahoma City panel takes step to preserve First Christian Church

    Oklahoma City’s Historic Preservation Commission agreed Wednesday to begin a process, known as a proposal for designation, that...

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    Carpenter Square's production of 'Death Tax' pulls few if any punches

    A dark comedy about dealing (not very well) with death and taxes kept spectators guessing and sometimes in stitches (without...

    Business

    Brad Paisley breaks ground on free grocery shop in Nashville

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Brad Paisley took the controls of a backhoe to dig up the first pile of dirt in the space...

    Business

    As celebs hit court in bribe case, 1 parent to plead guilty

    BOSTON (AP) — A packaged-food entrepreneur from California became the first of the 33 parents charged in the college bribery...

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    Live weather updates: Storms moving across Oklahoma

    Get live weather updates as storms move across Oklahoma.

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    Los Angeles honors Jane Goodall on her 85th birthday

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles city leaders honored the lifetime achievements of famed primatologist Jane Goodall by singing...

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    Kraft's attorneys attack prostitution investigation

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for Robert Kraft on Wednesday attacked a Florida police investigation that led to the...

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    The Latest: UK lawmakers vote to avert 'no-deal' Brexit

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local):11:20 p.m.Britain's House of Commons...

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    People living with incurable cancers urge more research

    ATLANTA (AP) — Tom Smith hesitated to buy light bulbs guaranteed for up to 10 years, thinking they'd outlast him. Terry...

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    O'Rourke plays catch-up to Sanders, Harris in 2020 cash race

    A handful of Democratic presidential candidates are touting the amount of money they've raised in the first fundraising period...

    Catholic Charities offers new employee loan program

    BusinessApr 3, 2019

    As executive director of the Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, Patrick Raglow is all too familiar with the perils of payday loans. Many of the low-income families his nonprofit serves fall prey to the typical two-week, exorbitantly...

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    Gun possibly used by Van Gogh to kill himself up for auction

    PARIS (AP) — A Paris auction house says it's selling a revolver that was possibly used by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh to...

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    Trump signs memorandum to stem counterfeit goods trafficking

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a presidential memorandum on Wednesday to rein in what the administration calls...

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    Car in police chase crashes into gate at Taylor Swift's home

    WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — A stolen car crashed into the gates of Taylor Swift's beachfront home in Rhode Island following a police...

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    O'Rourke, Castro talk reparations at civil rights conference

    NEW YORK (AP) — On the opening day of a gathering of black leaders and voters in New York, two Texans seeking the 2020...

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    Severe weather possible for much of Oklahoma Wednesday

    Much of Oklahoma has a low risk for severe weather as storms are set to track through the state Wednesday evening and through...

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    With transportation a major obstacle, grant is aimed at helping families whose children are in foster care

    United Way says transportation needs are among top three concerns for clients of its partner agencies.

    Business

    Correction: Lyft Shares story

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story April 2 about Lyft's stock price falling, The Associated Press misquoted Steven Fox, managing...

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    Polish priest apologizes for burning of 'Harry Potter' books

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A priest in northern Poland who led a public burning of books that included titles from the "Harry...

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    Prosecutor says ex-Malaysian PM abused his 'absolute power'

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak sat in the dock Wednesday at the start of his...

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    Mom changes abduction tale, says man may have just been nice

    BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A sensational case of an attempted child kidnapping in a West Virginia shopping mall may have been...

    Business

    Survey: Businesses add jobs at slowest pace in 18 months

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies added the fewest jobs in 18 months in March, a private survey found, suggesting employers may have...

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    Rome mayor promises race-hate probe after Roma protest

    ROME (AP) — Rome's mayor on Wednesday pledged an investigation into possible inciting racial hatred against the organizers of a...

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    Venezuelan FM visits anti-US allies in Mideast

    BEIRUT (AP) — Venezuela's foreign minister, meeting with anti-U.S. allies in the Middle East, said Wednesday that opposition...

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    Bomb injures at least 18 people in southern Philippine town

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A bomb injured at least 18 people Wednesday in a southern Philippine town in an attack believed to...

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    World shares advance ahead of US-China trade talks

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Global shares rose Wednesday ahead of the resumption of trade talks between the U.S. and China in Washington...

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    Malaysia to sell yacht at center of 1MDB scandal for $126M

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government said Wednesday that a luxury yacht allegedly bought with money stolen from...

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    Alabama bill would outlaw abortion as lawmakers aim at Roe

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is the latest Republican-leaning state seeking to enact a strict abortion ban as conservatives...

    Life

    Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage

    Here are some of the Oklahoma couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage. To contribute information: Send an email to...

    Life

    Oklahoma City Association of Black Lawyers to host annual scholarship and awards dinner

    The Oklahoma Association of Black Lawyers will host its annual scholarship and awards dinner at 6 p.m. April 11 at the Oklahoma...

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    Achievers

    The Oklahoma Bar Association’s Indian Law Section has awarded the G. William Rice Memorial Scholarship to two recipients...

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    Achievers

    Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School selected Alexandra Parrott as the March Student of the Month. Alex was nominated by her...

    Promoting baseball runs in Mike Veeck's blood

    SportsApr 4, 2019

    Mike Veeck learned baseball from his dad. Bill Veeck was a baseball pioneer. Ran three franchises over the course of four decades and eventually made the Hall of Fame as the game’s greatest promoter. And father taught son a simple truth....

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    Achievers

    Three metro-area teens have earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank within the Boy Scouts of America program. Talon...

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    Achievers

    EDMOND — Three individuals and one metro organization were recognized for their contributions to diversity efforts in Oklahoma...

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    Pets & People to hold electronics recycling fundraiser April 6

    YUKON — Pets & People Humane Society will be collecting unwanted electronics from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 1000 Garth...

    Life

    Frontier forts of Oklahoma to be discussed at anthropological meeting

    Frontier forts of Oklahoma will be discussed during the April meeting of the Central chapter of the Oklahoma Anthropological...

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    Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

    Bethany Animal Control Shelter, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month,...

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    OKC Railroad Expo draws fans of all ages to State Fair Park

    It's easy to get intrigued by the scaled landscapes, train tracks and railway cars set in their own miniature railway world....

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    Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

    Anadarko Anadarko High School class of 1964 is looking for classmates for a 55th reunion June 14-16. For information, email...

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    State briefs for April 3

    OKLAHOMA CITY OSU-OKC receives $25K grant for driving classes Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City received a $25,000 grant...

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    India declines comment on NASA's anti-satellite criticism

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Wednesday declined to comment on a statement by a U.S. space official that India's recent test of an...

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    Lightfoot wins Chicago mayor race; pledges end to corruption

    CHICAGO (AP) — Former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot easily won the Chicago mayor's race Tuesday, earning support from every...

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