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Four days of in-person classes on the table for OKC schools

Oklahoma City Public Schools is mulling a return to four-day-a-week schooling, as COVID-19 rates decrease and surrounding...

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After racial justice protests, Oklahoma lawmakers push pro-police, anti-protest bills

Following the death of George Floyd, thousands of Oklahomans took to the streets last year to advocate for racial justice...

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Tramel: Hailing the life of Oklahoma Hall of Fame football coach Joe Tunnell bonds Rush Springs, Lindsay

RUSH SPRINGS — Rush Springs High School band members crossed West Blakely Street and headed down the hill to the football...

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Oklahoma high school football: Del City names Robert Jones as next football coach, athletic director

DEL CITY – As soon as the job came open, the Del City community was vocal about who it wanted as the high school's next...

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'Vast majority' of Oklahomans eligible for COVID vaccine starting Tuesday

The “vast majority” of Oklahomans will be eligible for a vaccine beginning Tuesday, state health officials announced Monday....

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Chesapeake Energy settles Pennsylvania inquiry, suits for nearly $12 million

Chesapeake Energy agreed to pay nearly $12 million to settle an investigation into its Pennsylvania leasing activities and...

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CDC offers new guidance for fully vaccinated people, easing restrictions for small gatherings

Once someone is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, they can gather indoors with other fully vaccinated people without wearing...

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Cowboys brace for Big 12 opener

After a win over Oral Roberts earlier in the week, Oklahoma State suffered its first two losses of the season to baseball titan...

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Former OU football coach Bob Stoops takes new job with Fox pregame show

Bob Stoops is back in college football. Just not on the sidelines. The former OU coach is joining Fox’s college football...

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Data discrepancy: Oklahoma officials provided out-of-date look at coronavirus deaths

The Oklahoma State Department of Health for months presented the public with a COVID-19 death toll that had fallen far out of...

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Rural Oklahoma hit harder by COVID-19

When residents of Greer County started dying of COVID-19, they weren’t strangers to Staci VanZant. She and her husband own...

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Julius Jones' supporters in Oklahoma celebrate decision to move his commutation request forward

Applause and shouts of joy arose on Monday as people gathered at a prayer vigil learned that Julius Jones' commutation request...

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‘It’s too many this year’: Barry Switzer pained by recent deaths of his former OU football players

Barry Switzer took the stage at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, dozens of his players among the mourners at Grant Burget’s...

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Memo banning Afghan girls singing prompts #IAmMySong protest

KABUL, Afghanistan — A memo from Afghanistan’s education ministry banning girls 12 years old and older from singing at school...

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Oklahoma grand jury now involved in Epic Charter Schools investigation

The state's multicounty grand jury has begun hearing testimony about Epic Charter Schools. The grand jury's involvement was...

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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After a decade in exile, will earmarks rise again?

After 10 years in exile, congressional earmarks are poised for a comeback, as Democrats prepare to make home state projects a...

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Residents who dripped faucets to be rewarded

City water customers who dripped faucets during February’s cold snap are in line for a possible break on their March water...

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‘Unsexiest big-deal bill of the year’: Overhaul of state workers' HR system in the works

An overhaul of Oklahoma’s human resources system for state employees, a change critics say is years overdue, is in the works at...

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'Adapt and change.' Oil and gas manufacturers are pivoting to aerospace

Unpredictable swings of Oklahoma's energy industry have pushed some manufacturers into building parts for the aerospace...

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Hunters, lawmakers feud over public lands

State Sen. Casey Murdock, R-Felt, is public enemy No. 1 with many hunters in the state. Murdock, who has tried unsuccessfully...

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Del City ‘earned every bit’ of crown

TULSA — A swarm of Eagles collapsed in the lane as Sean Pedulla drove toward the basket. The senior at Edmond Memorial was...

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Marni Jameson: Eight ways to show your house you care

Let’s give it up for our houses. Over the past year, they have really been there for us. Like a good partner, they’ve provided...

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Explosive Harry, Meghan interview reverberates across globe

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan’s explosive TV interview divided people around the world on Monday, rocking an...

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    Will Julius Jones move closer to getting off death row?

    A death row inmate who says he was framed for murder has formally asked the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board to consider new...

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    Mexican president defends record as women protest

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador tried to focus attention Monday on the high number of women...

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      Oklahoma high school basketball: OSSAA announces Classes 6A-2A state tournament brackets

      The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced Sunday brackets for the Classes 6A and 5A basketball state...

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      IRS releases details on when stimulus arrives

      Oklahomans should expect a third round of stimulus checks to hit their bank accounts soon, if they are eligible. In general,...

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      Slumping Sooners get old Big Eight foe

      NORMAN — OU’s late-season slide put the Sooners in a precarious position. Not only do the Sooners get a go-either-way matchup...

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      How to navigate your 2020 tax filing

      For starters, you may still be able to capture a tax deduction by contributing to a traditional IRA by the new deadline. If you...

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      OKC Mayor David Holt and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti teaming up to discuss influential Oklahoma artist Ed Ruscha and 4 more Oklahoma entertainment headlines you...

      Blake Shelton celebrates his 10th anniversary on "The Voice," Olivia Munn helps NYC police catch a suspect and an Oklahoma...

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      Shared Hope: Amid gloom, little reminders of life spring forth

      When I grow up, I want to write like my teacher, Carolyn Wall. She has made me a better writer, and often I enlist her help in...

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      OKC mayor gets one of 250K COVID-19 shots

      Roughly 250,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been given so far in Oklahoma City and Oklahoma County, leading the state in...

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      Jones hands Roland 1st loss for 1st title

      The Jones girls couldn't contain themselves on the sideline. As the clock winded down and the realization of what they had...

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      Alva high school student seeks city council seat

      ALVA – Joe Parsons has taken a liking to small-town politics. He’s never run for a publicly elected office before and he’s...

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      Sapulpa tops Tahlequah for 5th title

      TULSA — As soon as the gold ball touched her hands, Temira Poindexter wouldn’t set it down. Sapulpa’s senior star has been...

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      Documents show Stitt was urged to impose lockdowns

      As the coronavirus swept across Oklahoma and the nation last spring, Gov. Kevin Stitt's office was inundated with...

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      OU football: Sooners DB Bookie Radley-Hiles enters the transfer portal

      The Oklahoma Sooners have seen some success as of late with the NCAA’s transfer portal. The team added three players from...

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      US Poet Laureate, Oklahoma native Joy Harjo releases first album in a decade

      Tulsan Joy Harjo – the first Native American named Poet Laureate of the United States – digs deep into the indigenous red earth...

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      State, tribes ask Congress for help with jurisdiction

      As eastern Oklahoma’s transformation to Indian reservations took a leap forward last week, some state and tribal leaders...

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      The Vatican decrees that the Catholic Church cannot bless same-sex unions since God 'cannot bless sin.'

      VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican decrees that the Catholic Church cannot bless same-sex unions since God 'cannot bless sin.

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      Lyric Theatre is performing its entire 2021 season outside due to COVID-19 - find out what shows OKC's largest professional theater is staging

      Last September, Lyric was among the first professional theaters in the country to resume live performances by staging the...

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      Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for March 13, 2021

      • Hornbeek Blatt Architects, 3748 N Lincoln Blvd., recreation center, erect, $10,000,000. • Powers Brown Architecture, 3700 S...

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      Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for March 13, 2021

      Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $77 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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      Trump pressed Georgia investigator to look at Fulton County

      ATLANTA (AP) — While election officials in Georgia were verifying signatures on absentee ballot envelopes in one metro-Atlanta...

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      Adopt a pet: Time to get a springtime buddy

      Editor's note: Please contact area shelters before visiting. Some shelters may be closed, have adjusted hours of operation or...

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      Oklahoma City Museum of Art's 37th annual Omelette Party goes virtual

      The 37th Annual Omelette Party benefiting the Oklahoma City Museum of Art will look a little different this year. While the...

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      Learn about OKC bombing during spring break

      The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum has planned a week of educational activities during spring break. Daily events...

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      Celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary with The Oklahoman

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

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      Pet adoptions: Here's how you can help save lives at OKC Animal Welfare

      Oklahoma City Animal Welfare is coming off its best year in 2020. It was able to save 89% of all the animals entering the...

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      Records show Dallas officer was under investigation in 2017

      DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas police officer charged in an alleged murder-for-hire scheme was being investigated for longer than...

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      Russia to make Sputnik V vaccine in Italy, a first in EU

      MILAN (AP) — Russia has signed a deal to produce its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in Italy, the first contract in the European...

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      EU lawmakers lift the immunity of 3 Catalan separatists

      BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament on Tuesday lifted the immunity of the former president of Spain’s Catalonia region,...

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      Julius Jones commutation case moves forward, Pardon and Parole Board votes in favor of further review

      The state Pardon and Parole Board on Monday voted to further review the commutation application of Julius Jones, a death row...

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      The Latest: New Zealand opens 1st big vaccination clinic

      WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has opened its first large vaccination clinic as it scales up efforts to protect people...

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      Prescott and Cohen: Four things we're thinking about now

      1. Texas, open again Wow. That was fast. Earlier this week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced the state was ending masking...

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      High court revives ex-student's suit against Georgia college

      WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is reviving a lawsuit brought by a Georgia college student who sued school officials after...

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      GOP Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri won't seek reelection in 2022

      COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri said Monday he will not seek reelection, making him the fifth Republican in the...

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      Jury selection paused for ex-cop charged in Floyd's death

      MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jury selection for a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death was halted before it...

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      Fully vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC says

      NEW YORK (AP) — Fully vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social...

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      Achievers: OKC teacher recognized as an Elite 100 IXL Learning educator

      IXL Learning, the K-12 personalized learning program, recently announced its seventh annual Elite 100 list. The Elite 100...

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      Achievers: Former Moore student earns spot on 2021 UW-Whitewater gymnastics team

      Emily North, a native of Oklahoma City and graduate of Moore High School, will compete for the University of...

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      Apply for an Oklahoma State Fair Scholarship by March 26

      Oklahoma students have until March 26 to apply for a 2021 Oklahoma State Fair Scholarship. Graduating seniors attending an...

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      Are you qualified to be a special agent for the FBI?

      The FBI Oklahoma City Field Office will be hosting a virtual Diversity Agent Recruitment event to attract qualified candidates...

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      Oklahoma genealogy group to hear 'Letters from a Farm Boy'

      Growing up on a farm in Oklahoma in the 1930s and 1940s was a lot different from farming today. Yet, some might say it also was...

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      OKC council candidates oppose cuts to police funding

      A USA TODAY/Ipsos Poll published Friday shows Americans, by an 18-point margin, say it is more important to ensure law and...

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      Floyd's cause of death, ex-cop's force will be keys at trial

      MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer was swiftly fired and charged with murder after bystander video showed him...

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      AP Was There: Ali, Frazier and the Fight of the Century

      NEW YORK (AP) — They called it the Fight of the Century, and when Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier met for the first time a lot...

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      Biden, Dems prevail as Senate OKs $1.9T virus relief bill

      WASHINGTON (AP) — An exhausted Senate narrowly approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Saturday as President Joe Biden...

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      Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 still wait for advice

      More than 28 million Americans fully vaccinated against the coronavirus will have to keep waiting for guidance from federal...

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      Canada clears Johnson & Johnson vaccine, first to approve 4

      TORONTO (AP) — Canada is getting a fourth vaccine to prevent COVID-19 as the country's health regulator has cleared a Johnson &...

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      Jump in hiring fuels optimism for US economic recovery

      WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. hiring accelerated more quickly than expected last month, evidence that a year after the pandemic took...

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      Alaska Native group, Neiman Marcus settle lawsuit over coat

      JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Native cultural organization and the luxury department store Neiman Marcus have settled a...

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      Soccer eases law to allow accidental handballs before goals

      Accidental handballs in the buildup to a teammate scoring will no longer lead to the goal being ruled out after the law was...

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      No winners: UK waits for Harry, Meghan's take on royal split

      LONDON (AP) — The timing couldn’t be worse for Harry and Meghan.The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will finally get the chance to...

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      Creamery, brewery, bakery, restaurants and shops to anchor downtown Edmond ice house development

      A dairy to market creamery, brewery, urban farming and fruit trees will be showcased at the century-old former home of the...

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      Recap: OKC Central Live Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

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

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      Long Island doctor charged with murder in 5 opioid deaths

      NEW YORK (AP) — A Long Island doctor accused of writing prescriptions for massive quantities of opioids that led to the deaths...

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      Another Trump on the ballot? Lara Trump eyes Senate seat

      RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — A Trump may be on the ballot next year — but not Donald Trump.The former president's...

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      'Vile racist' taunts incite fight at Oklahoma high school basketball game

      After racial abuse of African American student-athletes by the Newcastle High School student section sparked a brawl at a...

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      How an OKC trust officer stole client money and paid for cars, vacations and a mortgage

      Jordan Glen Young was about a decade into his work helping clients manage their investments and estates when easy access to...

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      Detectives look at SUV's 'black box' from Tiger Woods crash

      LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detectives are looking at data from the “black box” of Tiger Woods' SUV to get a clearer picture of what...

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      Legislative leaders move to expel North Dakota House member

      BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republican and Democratic legislative leaders were finalizing a resolution Wednesday to expel a North...

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      Biden stands by May timeline for vaccines for all US adults

      WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccine for all adults by...

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      Greece: Tougher lockdown rules target exercise cheats

      ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece said Wednesday that police will target people making false exercise claims to...

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      Cuomo avoids public amid outcry over harassment allegations

      ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has avoided public appearances for days as some members of his own party call...

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      Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee to honor civil rights icons

      DETROIT (AP) — Bernard Lafayette Jr. was a young activist emerging from the 1961 sit-ins and Freedom Rides that fought for...

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      Achievers: Mount St. Mary High School earns diversity award

      Mount St. Mary Catholic High School has earned the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high...

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      Adopt a pet: Affectionate and friendly are a great combination

      Editor's note: Please contact area shelters before visiting. Some shelters may be closed, have adjusted hours of operation or...

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      Health official: Model predicts herd immunity likely with mask ordinance extension in Oklahoma City

      A public health official said predictive modeling shows local herd immunity to COVID-19 could be achieved in June. The...

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      When is your high school reunion?

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

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      Edmond, Putnam City restore classes to four days a week

      Two large metro-area school districts will return to face-to-face classes four days a week. After considering declining rates...

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      When is your 50th wedding anniversary? Celebrate with The Oklahoman

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

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      The Latest: Ontario seniors won't get AstraZeneca vaccine

      TORONTO — The health minister of Canada’s most populous province says Ontario seniors won’t receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca...

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      Pyrex and Pink Daisies: Midcentury cookware is fab again

      If you want to freshen up your kitchen, look no further than Grandma’s old casserole dishes.Vintage kitchenware is back in...

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      Publisher to appeal ruling that it invaded Meghan's privacy

      LONDON (AP) — A British newspaper publisher said Tuesday it plans to appeal against a judge’s ruling that it invaded the...

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      Kohl's reports mixed 4Q results but offers upbeat outlook

      NEW YORK (AP) — Kohl's reported mixed results for its fiscal fourth quarter, delivering a 30% increase in profits but a 10%...

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      Nigerian governor says 279 kidnapped schoolgirls are freed

      GUSAU, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of Nigerian girls abducted last week from a boarding school in the country’s northwest have been...

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      Sri Lanka approves new port development with India and Japan

      COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government said Tuesday it will allow India and Japan to develop a new container terminal...

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      COVID-19 claims life of pioneering downtown OKC developer, civic leader

      Mark Ruffin, a pioneering downtown developer and supporter of Catholic Charities, Cristo Rey OKC Catholic High School, the...

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      Cousin of Bricktown shooting victim arrested in death

      An altercation between two cousins early Sunday in Bricktown led to one man dead and another facing a murder complaint, police...

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      Police reform: Candidates' views in Oklahoma City Council runoffs

      Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 123 planned a forum Monday night carried on Facebook Live with the city council candidates in...

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      Czechs send 30,000 police, soldiers to enforce travel limits

      PRAGUE (AP) — Police and military forces in the Czech Republic set up 500 checkpoints across the country as one of the European...

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      UN: Arbitrary detentions in Syria conflict may be war crimes

      GENEVA (AP) — Tens of thousands of civilians in Syria were “arbitrarily detained" in enforced disappearances during the...

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      AP Interview: Nepal worried about supply of COVID-19 vaccine

      KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal has had a successful start of its COVID-19 vaccination campaign, but authorities are worried...

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      OKC officials object to measure weakening local health department

      Mayor's experience shows Having a mayor with state legislative experience has its advantages. Mayor David Holt, a former state...

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      China not ready to allow the Boeing 737 Max back in the air

      BEIJING (AP) — Beijing isn’t ready to follow the United States in allowing Boeing’s 737 Max back into the air after a pair of...

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      Popular skywalk used to go to Thunder games closes, may not reopen

      A popular skywalk used by thousands of fans to travel between the Santa Fe garage and the Chesapeake Energy Arena is closed and...

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      Hungarian PM threatens to quit conservative political group

      BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's right-wing prime minister has threatened to pull his party out of its group in the European...

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      'We turn a blind eye': Boston's police remain largely white

      BOSTON (AP) — For years, Boston city leaders have vowed to diversify the police department so it looks more like the community...

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      Hundreds claim decades of abuse by 150 youth center staffers

      CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Abuse allegations against New Hampshire’s state-run youth detention center now span six decades, with 150...

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      Liz Weston: Worry about the right thing with estate taxes

      Death and taxes may be the only certainties in life, but death taxes are only a remote possibility for most people. The vast...

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      How a personal shopper could help with your wardrobe

      QUESTION: Are there personal shoppers in stores that could help me with my wardrobe? In a couple of weeks, I go to work for a...

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      OKC police surprised by local unrest after George Floyd death

      Police were caught off guard when a racial-justice demonstration escalated into an hours-long confrontation in front of police...

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      J&J’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine

      WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday...

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      14-year-old Michigan girl charged in grandmother's killing

      CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl has been charged with killing her grandmother in suburban Detroit, authorities...

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      Biden: Strikes in Syria sent warning to Iran to 'be careful'

      WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Friday that Iran should view his decision to authorize U.S. airstrikes in Syria as a...

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      Missouri AG : No charges in 2017 death of Black jail inmate

      O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced Friday that no charges will be filed in the 2017 death of...

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      Owners of company involved in crash that killed 7 charged

      The owners of the truck involved in a crash in New Hampshire in June 2019 that killed seven motorcyclists are facing charges of...

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      Sabres injuries mount; Skinner's status remains uncertain

      BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres enter the weekend dealing with injuries to two key players and uncertainty as to...

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      Ex-Scottish leader testifies as sex case tears party apart

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      France to play All Blacks in opener of 2023 Rugby World Cup

      PARIS (AP) — Three-time champion New Zealand and three-time runner-up France will square off in a blockbuster opening match of...

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      Oklahoma House lawmakers vote to keep 'ghost students' at bay, expand school transfers

      House lawmakers voted to expand transfers between public schools and to limit the “ghost students” that could appear as a...

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      Oklahoma lawmakers to oppose $1.9 trillion bill, while Holt urges passage

      As the House prepares to consider a $1.9 trillion spending package that includes more direct payments and unemployment...

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      OKC police officer charged with manslaughter in shooting death of Black man with history of mental illness

      An Oklahoma City police officer has been charged with first-degree manslaughter in the deadly shooting of a 60-year-old...

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      Baking part of recipe for diversion program for moms re-enter workforce

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      Olympics gymnastics coach kills himself after being charged

      LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar killed himself...

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      State high court upholds ending adult trials for some youths

      SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the state's 2018 law barring 14- and 15-year-olds...

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      Boeing will pay $6.6 million to settle FAA allegations

      Federal regulators have imposed $5.4 million in civil penalties against Boeing for violating terms of a $12 million settlement...

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      House votes to expand legal safeguards for LGBTQ people

      WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-led House passed a bill Thursday that would enshrine LGBTQ protections in the nation's labor...

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      Brazil death toll tops 250,000, virus still running rampant

      RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll, which surpassed 250,000 on Thursday, is the world’s second-highest for the...

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      Arkansas lawmaker's ability to participate remotely halted

      LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas lawmaker who was censured this month for cursing at a colleague temporarily lost her...

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      Biden directive expands jobless aid to more unemployed

      WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployed Americans who have turned down job offers because they feared their prospective employers weren't...

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      Death-row inmate's supporters petition to spare his life

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      Community leaders highlight racial disparities in Oklahoma’s COVID vaccine distribution

      Community leaders, health experts and elected officials gathered at the Oklahoma State Capitol on Wednesday to call attention...

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      The Latest: Pac-12 to allow players’ family at tournaments

      The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Pac-12 will allow players’ family...

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      Iowa Republicans approve fast-track dramatic election bill

      DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa House Republicans cast the final vote needed Wednesday to send a bill to the governor that sharply...

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      Students protest as Utah lawmakers resist changing 'Dixie'

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      The Latest: Kentucky urges Black citizens to get vaccinated

      LEXINGTON, Ky.: The Rev. Jim Thurman counts himself among the converts who recognize the importance of taking a COVID-19...

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      White nationalist gets prison over rape threat, extortion

      CONCORD, N.H (AP) — A self-proclaimed white nationalist was sentenced Wednesday to nearly three-and-a-half years in federal...

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      Canisius, Niagara meet in conference play

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      Virginia GOP to choose nominees at convention in Lynchburg

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      States pass their own virus aid, not waiting on Washington

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      Achievers: Harding Charter Prep senior receives newspaper award

      Harding Charter Preparatory High School senior Katie Hillemeyer recently was awarded the Best of School Newspapers Online award...

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      Achievers: Patriot award presented to Oklahoma businessman

      Eric Magley, vice president at BankOnIT, recently received the Service Member Patriot Award in recognition of his support of a...

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      Apply by March 5 if you want to attend an OKC Public Schools application school

      Students wanting to apply to attend an Oklahoma City Public Schools application school have until March 5 to submit required...

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      Do enchiladas and homemade tortillas sound good right now?

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      Achievers: Rose State College professors recognized

      Rose State College professors Chuang Shao and Steven Fowler were announced as one of two winners of the Oklahoma Association of...

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      New owner of former Bricktown Chelinos faces challenges

      Marcelino Garcia spent 25 years operating what was the flagship of his Chelino’s chain in Bricktown and has fond memories of...

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      Longtime OKC broadcaster dies from COVID-19

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      Prosecutor warned OKC mayor, police chief about terrorism suspect amid summer unrest

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      Adopt a pet: OKC Animal Shelter extends half-price dog and puppy adoptions through Feb. 27

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      When is your high school reunion?

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      Ditch those winter blues with trip to OKC Zoo

      The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden has ended its seasonal winter schedule early and is now open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m....

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      Celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary with The Oklahoman

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

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      The Latest: Tennessee probe finds wasted vaccines

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      Judge needs more time for thorny issues in Flint water case

      DETROIT (AP) — A judge overseeing misdemeanor charges against a former Michigan governor in the Flint water scandal said...

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