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Downtown Renaissance Hotel flag set to travel one block east

The Renaissance Hotel flag is set to travel one block east as the former host is turned into a Wyndham Grand and the new...

 
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Cherokee Nation to open hunting, fishing reserves for its tribal members in Oklahoma

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma will open the tribe’s first hunting and fishing reserves for its citizens later this year....

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Metro schools warn patrons about chocolate milk recall

Local schools districts are urging patrons who received meals from the districts late last week to throw out milk products...

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Carlson: Tired of Alabama, Ohio State and Co. always in College Football Playoff? Here's a fix

A week has passed since the college football season came to a close with Alabama and Ohio State playing for the national...

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Omni ready to add four new places for downtown diners

The new Omni Oklahoma City Hotel next to Scissortail Park opens its 605-guest room convention center on Jan. 26, promising...

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OU football: Sooners LB Nik Bonitto says he is returning for 2021 season

Just two days after Oklahoma’s best defensive player Ronnie Perkins announced he would be heading to the NFL, a key...

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Tramel: Tennessee's firing of Jeremy Pruitt reminds us that college football job security is shaky

Good jobs don't mean just prime opportunity; job security should matter, too

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Oklahoma senator, preacher George Young ties scripture, text from Martin Luther King Jr. speech

"The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim...

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Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame in Tulsa files for bankruptcy

TULSA — The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame has filed for bankruptcy. The news broke in the middle of an eviction hearing before a...

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Oklahoma City's new overnight winter shelter opens, will be 'literally lifesaving'

For the last few months of winter, people experiencing unsheltered homelessness in Oklahoma City will be able to stay in a new...

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An OKC artist planned to show her work in Washington, D.C., until the Capitol riot changed her plans. But she still has Sundance.

A statement piece that took three years and 36 artists to create, "Her Flag" commemorates the Aug. 26, 1920, adoption of the...

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Shalynne Jackson named city of Oklahoma City's first diversity officer

Shalynne Jackson, a University of Oklahoma graduate, has been named the city of Oklahoma City's first Chief Diversity and...

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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How to watch OU vs. Kansas State men's basketball: Live stream, TV channel, game time, lineups

OU vs. Kansas State When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, Dish...

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National Park Service shuts down access to Washington Monument until Jan. 24, citing threats surrounding inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — National Park Service shuts down access to Washington Monument until Jan. 24, citing threats surrounding...

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Opinion: Saints' Drew Brees shows his age while Bucs' Tom Brady marches on

NEW ORLEANS The NFC divisional round playoff game between the victorious Tampa Bay Buccaneers and defeated New Orleans Saints...

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State reports 1,837 new COVID-19 cases, and seven additional deaths

Oklahoma's COVID-19 cases, deaths, hospitalizations and other information related to pandemic are tracked here each day.

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Opinion: Never push back from table of opportunity

We are in difficult times — and when times are difficult, individuals, business, and even entire states have to do things...

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Opinion: Reigning WNBA MVP A'ja Wilson gets statue for work on and off court

Wilson, 24, joins a select few women to be commemorated in such a permanent way, including trailblazing tennis legend Althea...

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Opinion: My life as a vaccine guinea pig, Part III

In most households, Christmas came on Dec. 25. For me, it was 11 days later. That was when I received the letter from the site...

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Poshmark's shares soar in debut to public markets

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Poshmark Inc. more than doubled in their stock market debut Thursday, a testament to investor...

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    Meghan seeks court ruling over 'serious breach' of privacy

    LONDON (AP) — Lawyers for the Duchess of Sussex asked a British judge on Tuesday to settle her lawsuit against a newspaper...

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    Word Balloons: Comics fight back despite challenging year

    The periodical comics market found itself in the midst of many unprecedented shifts in 2020. Weekly new comics, the lifeblood...

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      Russia expels 2 Dutch diplomats in quid pro quo move

      MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Foreign Ministry on Monday announced the expulsion of two Dutch diplomats in a quid pro quo move.In...

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      Watchdog: Fossil fuel firms need to curb climate gas leaks

      BERLIN (AP) — The International Energy Agency says oil and gas companies aren't doing enough to reduce the release of methane,...

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      DEATHS

      CUSTER CITY Zerby, Vonda Verlane: 83, piano teacher, died Jan. 16. Private services, Mound Valley Cemetery, Thomas (Lockstone,...

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      OKC sports on TV for Monday, Jan. 18

      MONDAY NHL 11 a.m. Columbus at Detroit NBCSN (Cox 251) 4 p.m. Boston at N.Y. Islanders NBCSN (Cox 251) 6:30 p.m. Buffalo at...

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      Michelin France stars awarded in virtual ceremony

      PARIS (AP) — France's Michelin Guide, which has long served as a bible for foodies, is adapting its awards ceremony in Paris...

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      How to watch OU at Iowa State women’s basketball: Live stream, game time, lineups

      OU at Iowa State When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa Streaming: ESPN+ Radio: KOKC 1520 AM, KREF 99.3...

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      How Oklahoma film fans can see the documentary 'Unapologetic,' showcasing Black activists

      Oklahoma City's deadCenter Film has partnered with Film Festival Alliance on Saturday, in its first Film Festival Day of 2021,...

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      Where will Oklahoma's energy industry go from here? The likely answer could surprise you

      Presidential administrations and Congresses throughout the past 40 years undoubtedly worked to nudge the nation’s energy and...

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      Downtown tract could be developed for MAPS 4 Diversion Hub

      Philanthropist Sue Ann Arnall intends to donate a 1.6-acre tract downtown for the MAPS 4 Diversion Hub, a gift that could be...

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      OKC window tinting shop rolls up national franchise

      A couple of years ago, Greg Goodman realized the auto window tinting business he'd been in for 30-plus years was not all it was...

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      Coronavirus in Oklahoma

      The number of positive COVID-19 tests reported Sunday by the Oklahoma State Department of Health increased by 3,314 to 354,979....

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      After losing Mahomes, Chiefs and Henne hold off Browns 22-17

      KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs had lost Patrick Mahomes to a concussion and were in danger of losing the game. Then...

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      Mets fire GM after he sent explicit texts to female reporter

      NEW YORK (AP) — Jared Porter went from rising star to unemployed — literally overnight.Just more than a month after joining the...

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      When is your class 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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      Share your 50th wedding anniversary announcement

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

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      Adopt a pet: Someone special is waiting to meet your family

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

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      Dubai, party haven amid pandemic, faces its biggest surge

      DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Masks off the minute you step inside. Bars packed and pulsing like it’s 2019. Social media...

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      European aviation agency: 737 Max to be cleared next week

      BERLIN (AP) — The Boeing 737 Max will be approved to resume flights in Europe next week, following nearly two years of reviews...

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      4 hurt in string of shootings in Pennsylvania's Poconos

      MOUNT POCONO, Pa. (AP) — Authorities early Tuesday lifted a shelter-in-place order hours after a string of shootings left at...

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      Group: Billion in aid needed to help Afghan kids in 2021

      KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Some 10 million children in war-ravaged Afghanistan are at risk of not having enough food to eat in...

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      Tokyo Olympics Q&A: 6 months out and murmurs of cancellation

      TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics are to open in six months on July 23 and organizers have no public program planned to mark the...

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      Spain's rising cases give pandemic hospital a second chance

      MADRID (AP) — As soon as the lifeless body is silently pushed away on a stretcher, a cleaning battalion moves into the...

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      Japan urges South Korea to drop wartime compensation demands

      TOKYO (AP) — Japan's foreign minister accused South Korea on Monday of worsening already strained ties by making “illegal”...

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      Biden says his advisers will lead with 'science and truth'

      WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — In a dig at the outgoing Trump administration, President-elect Joe Biden introduced his slate of...

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      In time for MLK Day, a new OKC interdisciplinary art exhibit showcases Black resilience

      The exhibit is on view free to view at the Crystal Bridge Conservatory in the Myriad Botanical Gardens.

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      UK seafood trucks protest at Parliament over Brexit red tape

      LONDON (AP) — Trucks owned by U.K. shellfish firms descended on Britain's Parliament Monday to protest the Brexit-related red...

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      EU defends Portugal trip as ministers, officials quarantine

      BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s executive arm on Monday defended a decision to send a team of senior officials to Lisbon...

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      2 Syrians charged with terrorism over army officer's killing

      BERLIN (AP) — Two Syrians have been charged in Germany for alleged links to a terrorist organization on suspicion they were...

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      Russia ready for quick extension of last arms pact with US

      MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow is ready for a quick deal with the incoming administration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to extend the...

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      Israel moves to rein in rights group over 'apartheid' use

      TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's education minister says he is banning groups that call Israel an “apartheid state” from...

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      When teasing goes too far

      QUESTION: Is it proper to tease people? Should you know their insecurities before you throw out a teasing remark? Sometimes...

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      Phil Spector, famed music producer and murderer, dies at 81

      LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of...

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      Kremlin critic Navalny detained after landing in Moscow

      MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested Sunday at a Moscow airport as he tried to enter the country...

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      Dog and goat serving as mayor raise money for a playground

      FAIR HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — A goat and a dog who were each elected mayor have helped raise money to renovate a Vermont community...

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      Rep. Stephanie Bice on US Capitol riot: 'There's a lot of blame to go around'

      Last weekend, home in Oklahoma after her first week in Congress, Republican Rep. Stephanie Bice heard from one of her...

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      Biden outlines 'Day One' agenda of executive actions

      WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first hours as president, Joe Biden plans to take executive action to roll back some of the most...

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      Far-right personality 'Baked Alaska' arrested in riot probe

      WASHINGTON (AP) — Far-right media personality Tim Gionet, who calls himself “Baked Alaska,” has been arrested by the FBI for...

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      After COVID closure, downtown OKC's Carpenter Square Theatre opens Season 37 with comedy

      "From Door to Door" is the first in-person show Carpenter Square has staged since its Feb. 21-March 14 production of Scott Z....

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      Journalists prepare for protests where they could be targets

      NEW YORK (AP) — While monitoring online chatter about protests at state capitols in advance of next week's presidential...

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      Trump administration carries out 13th and final execution

      TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The Trump administration early Saturday carried out its 13th federal execution since July, an...

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      OKC elementary schools to reopen next week

      Oklahoma City elementary schools are on track to reopen Tuesday for the first time in two months. Students in pre-K through...

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      Navy names ship for Muscogee (Creek) Nation

      A new Navy vessel will be named for Oklahoma's Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Acting Under Secretary of the Navy Greg Slavonic, an...

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      BancFirst making move to new downtown tower

      The fencing is down and blue lanterns rise up from a rebuilt plaza surrounding the BancFirst Tower main entrance welcoming...

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      Oklahoma school districts to keep quarantines, not on board with new state policy

      Multiple Oklahoma school districts say they won’t adopt a new state policy allowing students and staff to skip quarantines....

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      A 200,000-square-foot kitchen? It's for Mom's Meals, coming to Oklahoma City

      Mom's Meals, which produces refrigerated home-delivered meals in the health care market — and which caused some southern...

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      National Guard troops flooding in as Washington locks down

      WASHINGTON (AP) — All through downtown Washington, the primary sound for several blocks was the beeping of forklifts unloading...

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      Unions: Passenger rails need better security, no-ride list

      OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two major railroad workers unions have asked the Department of Homeland Security to beef up security on...

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      A day to remember: London nursing home greets virus vaccine

      LONDON (AP) — In 1948, John Peake won a silver medal at the Olympic Games in London. In 2021, also in London, he struck what...

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      Key moments in Flint, Michigan’s lead-tainted water crisis

      FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Flint water crisis began in 2014 when the city began taking water from the Flint River without treating...

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      Oklahoma sends National Guard troops to Biden's inauguration

      OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — About 400 Oklahoma National Guard soldiers and airmen are expected to head to Washington, D.C. this week...

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      Oklahoma City's growth: A path that's unsustainable

      Oklahoma City is implementing an unprecedented series of actions to slow sprawl, require developers to help pay for costs...

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      School funding slashed in most Oklahoma districts as virtual enrollment soars

      Nearly 86% of Oklahoma school districts will see their state funding cut this month as state dollars shift to rapidly growing...

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      James Harden headed to Nets in blockbuster multiteam deal

      James Harden is heading to Brooklyn, joining old teammate Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to give the Nets a potent trio...

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      Midtown Oklahoma City apartments sell for record amount

      Neither a pandemic or economic downturn could stop yet another record-setting sales price being set for downtown apartments....

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      Asian shares mixed after lackluster day on Wall Street

      Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Thursday after a lackluster day on Wall Street, where major indexes spent the day drifting...

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      Premier League players told to stop hugging by government

      LONDON (AP) — The British government is increasingly troubled by soccer players hugging and kissing in celebrations, risking...

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      Airbnb to block, cancel DC bookings ahead of inauguration

      NEW YORK (AP) — Airbnb said Wednesday it will be blocking and canceling all reservations in the Washington, D.C., area during...

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      President Donald Trump impeached by US House for incitement of insurrection at Capitol; 1st US president impeached twice

      WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump impeached by US House for incitement of insurrection at Capitol; 1st US president...

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      Kansas game warden frees tangled deer with single gunshot

      WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas game warden is getting attention for a video that shows him firing a single shot from a handgun...

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      Lawsuit seeks more protection for endangered right whales

      SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Conservation groups filed suit Wednesday against the federal government, saying it has taken too long to...

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      Biden picks Samantha Power, former UN envoy, for US aid post

      WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden announced Wednesday that he has picked Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the...

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      German regional spy chief fired over Christmas attack probe

      BERLIN (AP) — The domestic intelligence chief in Germany's northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania has been fired...

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      Watchdog: More than 80 dead in new massacre in Ethiopia

      NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said Wednesday it has received information that over 80 civilians...

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      Liz Weston: Start 2021 off strong with these money moves

      After the train wreck that was 2020, you may well question whether it’s worth trying to plan anything. But knocking off a few...

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      Oklahoma City Community College names interim president

      Oklahoma City Community College has named Jeremy L. Thomas as its interim president. Thomas assumed the role on Jan. 2 and will...

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      Achievers: OSSM graduate recognized for accomplishments in Chemistry Olympiad

      As a high school junior, Aaron Xue was chosen in 2019 to be one of 20 top high school students from across the nation to attend...

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      Achievers: Moore-Norman tech center earns certification

      Henry Dumas, Moore Norman Technology Center Small Business Management coordinator, has earned the Master Certified Coach (MCC)...

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      How can you use Ancestry.com to build your family tree?

      The Oklahoma Home and Community Education Genealogy Group will host Pam Kirkland at 10 a.m. Jan. 20 for a look at how...

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      Achievers: Moore Norman Tech graduates first basic peace officer class

      Moore Norman Technology Center’s first Basic Peace Officer Academy class recently graduated during a socially distanced...

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      Oklahoma waives quarantines for students, school staff exposed to COVID

      Going forward, schools with a mask requirement and COVID-19 safety protocols will not have to quarantine students and teachers...

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      Add your high school reunion to this list

      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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      Adopt a pet: Make an addition to your family

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

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      House urges Pence to help oust Trump; impeachment next

      WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House rushed ahead Tuesday toward impeaching President Donald Trump for the deadly Capitol attack,...

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      The Latest: House urges Pence to remove Trump from power

      WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the attack of the U.S. Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times...

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      Bars granted reprieve from curfew until July in case against Stitt

      Citing a lack of evidence from the state that a curfew on bars would slow the spread of COVID-19, an Oklahoma District Court...

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      Top military leaders remind troops of limits of free speech

      WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid worry about renewed violence on Inauguration Day, the military's top leaders issued a written reminder...

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      As pandemic worsens, most US states resist restrictions

      PHOENIX (AP) — As the U.S. goes through the most lethal phase of the coronavirus outbreak yet, governors and local officials in...

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      FBI: QAnon backer from Iowa was among 1st to breach Capitol

      IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A right-wing conspiracy theorist from Iowa was among the first to break into the U.S. Capitol during...

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      US shifts to speed COVID shots as cases and deaths rise

      WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a slower-than-hoped coronavirus vaccine rollout, the Trump administration abruptly shifted gears...

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      US Chamber says some legislators will lose campaign funding

      WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is threatening to withhold campaign funds from politicians who railed against...

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      Oklahoma governor pushes for return to in-person schools

      OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday announced a new policy that he said will allow more in-person...

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      COVID fears grow in Capitol as three lawmakers test positive

      WASHINGTON (AP) — Within a span of about 24 hours, three House Democrats announced they tested positive for COVID-19, prompting...

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      Divers recover crashed Indonesian plane's data recorder

      JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian navy divers searching the ocean floor on Tuesday recovered the flight data recorder from a...

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      Chuck Norris manager says actor was not at U.S. Capitol riot

      NEW YORK (AP) — Chuck Norris' manager says the “Walker, Texas Ranger” star was not present at last week’s deadly riot at the...

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      Help us share your news with The Oklahoman's readers

      The Oklahoman is interested in sharing news about upcoming events, as well as metro-area residents' honors and awards. To have...

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      The power of words in crisis: Who hits mark, and who misses?

      WASHINGTON (AP) — In moments of crisis, of war and terror, of loss and mourning, American leaders have sought to utter words to...

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      Share your 50th wedding anniversary with The Oklahoman's readers

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

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      Volkswagen triples electric car sales ahead of climate rules

      FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's push into electric cars is gathering speed — despite the pandemic.Automaker Volkswagen...

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      More rental assistance could be coming to Oklahoma County

      Oklahoma County officials are applying to receive some of the $25 billion in rental assistance recently set aside by the...

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      7 credit card perks to prioritize in 2021

      As you lay the groundwork for 2021 financial resolutions, take inventory of your credit cards to see if they’re still in line...

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      AP PHOTOS: Children learn Spain’s deadly art of bullfighting

      MADRID (AP) — Holding the red cape outstretched, one boy practices making an elegant swivel as his fellow pupil slowly sweeps...

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      Interpol issues notices over Lebanon's massive port blast

      BEIRUT (AP) — Interpol has issued a wanted notice for two Russians and a Portuguese man over explosive material that had been...

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      Emergency imposed in Malaysia over virus is reprieve for PM

      KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has declared a coronavirus emergency that will suspend Parliament at least until August...

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      Oklahoma City garage adds 1,100 parking spaces

      The 1,100-space Convention Center Garage is open and crews are wrapping up installation of a colorful mural portraying modern...

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      Sunday blaze shuts down Sauced on Paseo indefinitely

      Up until now, Sauced on Paseo, 2912 Paseo, has managed to endure through coronavirus pandemic, but a weekend fire will keep it...

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      Discovery of pipe bombs in DC obscured by riot at Capitol

      WASHINGTON (AP) — As thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, federal agents...

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      Twitter without Trump tumbles along with other tech shares

      Shares of social media and other tech companies slid Monday, hit by fallout from the siege on the U.S. Capitol by supporter of...

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      Army investigating officer who led group to Washington rally

      CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Army is investigating a psychological operations officer who led a group of people from North...

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      Got questions about Oklahoma's COVID vaccine rollout? Let us know

      What questions, comments or concerns do you have about the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in Oklahoma? Take our survey and share...

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      50 countries vow to protect 30% of land and sea by 2030

      PARIS (AP) — At least 50 countries committed to protecting 30% of the planet, including land and sea, over the next decade to...

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      Biden chooses veteran diplomat Burns as CIA director

      WASHINGTON (AP) — William Burns, a well-known figure in diplomatic circles around the world, is President-elect Joe Biden’s...

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      PGA Championship leaving Trump National in '22 tournament

      KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — The PGA of America cut ties to President Donald Trump when it voted Sunday to take the PGA Championship...

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      Israel announces new settler homes, risking Biden's anger

      JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Monday advanced plans to build 800 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, a move that could...

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      Asia Today: Virus rules tightened in province near Beijing

      BEIJING (AP) — Chinese health authorities say scores more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Hebei province...

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      India cricket captain, Bollywood star announce birth of baby

      NEW DELHI (AP) — Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma has given birth to a baby girl, her husband and captain of the country’s...

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      Liz Weston: 4 financial ‘experts’ who could steer you wrong

      None of us knows everything we need to know about money, so we may turn to experts for help. But some money professionals who...

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      OKC council candidate posts pro-Trump rhetoric; has never voted in a city election

      Council candidate repeated election fraud claims An Oklahoma City Council candidate acknowledged Friday he posted a...

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      Should good manners still be on the table during a pandemic?

      QUESTION: We have tried to maintain good dinner table manners during the pandemic. We ask that our children come to the dinner...

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      Trump to honor Belichick with Presidential Medal of Freedom

      WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will present one of the nation's highest civilian honors to Bill Belichick, the...

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      Capitol police were overrun, 'left naked' against rioters

      WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite ample warnings about pro-Trump demonstrations in Washington, U.S. Capitol Police did not bolster...

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      Anti-abortion faith leaders support use of COVID-19 vaccines

      In a growing consensus, religious leaders at the forefront of the anti-abortion movement in the United States are telling their...

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      Artist seeks to restore glory of OKC banking hall murals

      New York artist Jeff Greene has spent the past 30 years chasing after one special job in Oklahoma City. He repeatedly visited...

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      Indonesian divers find parts of plane wreckage in Java Sea

      JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities said they determined the location of the crash site and black boxes of a Boeing 737-500...

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      How Oklahoma teachers talked about the Capitol riot with students

      Watching the news from his social studies classroom, Taft Middle School teacher Eric Parker realized he’d have to scrap the...

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      Ball youngest in NBA with triple-double, Hornets top Hawks

      CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LaMelo Ball became the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double with 22 points, 12...

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      Trump supporters, counter-protesters clash in San Diego

      SAN DIEGO (AP) — Supporters of President Donald Trump clashed with counter-protesters in San Diego on Saturday, prompting...

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      Pompeo voids restrictions on diplomatic contacts with Taiwan

      WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Saturday that the State Department is voiding longstanding...

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      Trump to visit U.S.-Mexico border to laud border wall

      WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to travel to the U.S.-Mexico border on Tuesday to highlight his...

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      Trump pressured Georgia to 'find the fraud' in earlier call

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

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      'Brian did his job': Family remembers fallen Capitol officer

      SOUTH RIVER, N.J. (AP) — From his early days growing up in a New Jersey hamlet, Brian Sicknick wanted to be a police officer.He...

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      More arrests in Capitol riot as more video reveals brutality

      Police charged more Capitol rioters on Saturday, including a man who carried off the House speaker’s lectern, as more graphic...

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      Pitch perfect: Adele-singing 6th-tier team stuns in FA Cup

      Straining to reach the high notes of an Adele ballad, Chorley's footballers have become the part-timers heard around the world...

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      State lawmaker charged with entering Capitol in riot resigns

      A West Virginia state lawmaker resigned Saturday as he faces charges of entering a restricted area of the U.S. Capitol after he...

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      EXPLAINER: Who has been charged in the deadly Capitol riot?

      Dozens of people have already been arrested and prosecutors across the U.S. have vowed to bring to justice those who stormed...

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      Unusual snow kills 4, brings much of Spain to a standstill

      MADRID (AP) — A persistent blizzard blanketed large parts of Spain with an unusual amount of snow on Saturday, killing at least...

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      Kickapoo Turnpike open between I-40 and Turner Turnpike

      The southern half of the new Kickapoo Turnpike opened this week, creating a connection between the Turner Turnpike and...

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      The Latest: Seattle probes officers about Washington rally

      WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times...

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      Haley: Trump was 'badly wrong' in stoking crowd before riot

      COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, often mentioned as a possible 2024 GOP presidential contender, is...

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      Colorado officers won’t be charged for detaining Black girls

      DENVER (AP) — Suburban Denver police officers won’t be charged after detaining four Black girls by gunpoint this summer and...

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      Stock market shakes off a slump to reach more record highs

      Wall Street notched more milestones Friday as the market largely shrugged off another discouraging jobs report amid...

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      US sanctions prominent Iraqi politician over rights abuses

      BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. Treasury on Friday imposed sanctions on a prominent Iraqi politician and security official, accusing...

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      Cyprus to return to lockdown conditions to stem virus spread

      NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus is returning to lockdown for the remainder of the month, including daytime restrictions on...

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