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Hundreds staff state call center tracing spreading of coronavirus

In a cubicle farm in nondescript office space about four miles from the state Capitol, the Oklahoma State Health Department...

 
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As need grows for school counselors, Oklahoma's funding lags behind

When schools closed statewide this year, Sarah Kirk suddenly had hundreds of calls to make. Kirk is one of two school...

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Latinxlandia working as guide to showcase the full spectrum of community

You can’t be what you can’t see. That was a core principle for Lincka Elizondo-Sanchez when dreaming up how to make change...

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New solutions for a remote workforce

As working at home becomes more routine, many forward-thinking employers are taking extra measures to ensure employee...

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Former OU football coach John Blake remembered for compassion, humor: 'He was a great human being'

The booming voice on the other end of the line left no doubt who was calling. “What up, Freak?” the caller said as soon as...

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Marni Jameson: How to make cool bed in hot weather

August nights are hotter than stars. They make fans swirl like skirts at a square dance, and bed covers fly off like candy...

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OKC Thunder's Dennis Schröder, Billy Donovan named finalists for NBA postseason awards

Finalists for the NBA’s postseason awards were announced Saturday, and two Thunder candidates made the cut. Point guard Dennis...

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Tramel: What are we doing? How could college football possibly be played this fall?

I had the television off, my head down and my fingers working feverishly, typing out a really cool basketball story that now...

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New Oklahoma City commercial realty firm offers concierge-level service

Commercial real estate broker Nick Gray has launched Elevation Commercial Real Estate, 5530 N Western Ave., Suite C, with four...

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Eskimo Joe's sponsorship of OSU's Coaches vs. Cancer ended due to name, logo

STILLWATER — The American Cancer Society and National Association of Basketball Coaches’ partnership with Eskimo Joe’s has...

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Former pro looks to inspire young anglers through Varsity Fishing

Former pro angler Kenyon Hill of Norman is looking to instill a work ethic in youth through fishing. "You can teach them...

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NASCAR: Harvick denies Keselowski in overtime at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kevin Harvick raced to his fifth NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season, outlasting Brad Keselowski in...

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Neese loans campaign another $250,000

Republican Terry Neese loaned her congressional campaign another $250,000 last week as she faces state Sen. Stephanie Bice in a...

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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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Stretching her skills: Oklahoma teen Keagan Capps is competing on NBC's 'World of Dance'

Despite what you see on TV, Keagan Capps doesn't actually have extraterrestrial DNA. But the Oklahoma teenager's almost...

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Oklahoma City Museum of Art explores the stories behind pieces of its permanent collection in 'Art with a History'

“Art with a History” explores the back stories of 13 eclectic pieces from the museum's collection.

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OSU football: How Tylan Wallace used cat litter to help rehab torn ACL during pandemic

STILLWATER — During one of the most pivotal moments in his football career, Tylan Wallace found himself stuck at home. The...

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'Art with a History': OKC Museum of Art exhibit traces origins of works from its collection

The story of how Dutch master artist Rembrandt van Rijn's 1642 etching "The Raising of Lazarus" came to the Oklahoma City...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly bestsellers

Oklahoma bestsellers Fiction 1. “House of the Rising Sun” by Richard Cox (Night Shade Books) 2. “Mexican Gothic” by Silvia...

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Oklahoma rancher tackles grasshopper invasion, drought with video humor

Leave it to an Oklahoma rancher like Monte Tucker to find humor in a drought and a grasshopper infestation. He had more than a...

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Tuning in for Sunday, Aug. 9

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    OKC Zoo to celebrate World Elephant Day Sunday

    The OKC Zoo and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) are celebrating in August the second annual Asian Elephant...

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    Deaths

    BETHANY Koehn, Darrell E.: 83, died Aug. 2. No services (Affordable Cremation Service, Oklahoma City). Peterson, Glen Dean: 85,...

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    Coronavirus in Oklahoma: 825 new cases; 3 new deaths reported

    Oklahoma reported 825 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total number of positive cases since the pandemic began...

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    Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy talks first impression of ‘upbeat’ QB Dak Prescott

    More than 200 days in his tenure as head coach passed before Mike McCarthy shared a room with his starting quarterback. But Dak...

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    Target Black Friday shopping: Stores to close on Thanksgiving

    Target stores will be closed on Thanksgiving due to the coronavirus pandemic, but plan to start rolling out its...

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    Rally held in support

    A group of protesters marched to the state Capitol Saturday in support of Pamela Smith's long-running claims of sexual abuse in...

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    Rodd Moesel: July showers bring August flowers, veggies

    July rains, less punishing summer daytime heat and pleasant, relatively cool summer evenings have resulted in some beautiful...

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    Oklahoma County officials confident in jury trial safety plan

    Jury trials in Oklahoma County resume Aug. 17, and court officials say they are confident in the effectiveness of their...

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    Video: Happy birthday to Oklahoma native BJ Thomas, celebrating the 50th anniversary of his hit 'Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head'

    A five-time Grammy Award winner and Grammy Hall of Fame inductee, BJ Thomas has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide with...

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    Opinion: Giving it the old college try

    Just imagine the experiences the current generation of college students will one day reminisce about. Hey, do you still...

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    Baby elephant dies at St. Louis zoo weeks after his birth

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A baby elephant has died several weeks after it was born at the St. Louis Zoo.Zoo officials said the Asian...

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    Grizzlies' 29-point win shows OKC Thunder 'a totally different team without' Dennis Schröder

    As Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s shots fell short and Chris Paul’s minutes piled up, Billy Donovan surely would’ve turned to Dennis...

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    Vote-by-mail worries: A ‘leaky pipeline’ in many states

    BOSTON — Brace yourself for what’s expected to be the first U.S. presidential election conducted mostly by mail. It could be...

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    Coronavirus effect: What does it take to be rich? Less than before

    Chalk up yet another way the COVID-19 pandemic has upended lives and perceptions: The crisis has changed the way...

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    Hotels using robots for delivery, cleaning amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Picture this: You use your hotel's app on your phone to ask for extra towels. Your phone rings and you hear that your delivery...

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    Panel votes to raise speeds on portions of some toll roads across Oklahoma

    OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority on Tuesday voted to raise the maximum speed limits to 80 mph on rural...

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    Canterbury Voices announces 2020-2021 season, including delayed world-premiere performance

    The three-concert lineup at the Civic Center Music Hall also will include a Brahms classic with an Oklahoma opera star as...

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    Quail Springs Mall then and now

    When construction started on Quail Springs Mall in January 1979, the area was on the edge of town, surrounded by hundreds of...

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    At his New Jersey golf club, Trump finds supportive audience

    BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — They hustled down the stairs, the rain dabbing their polo shirts and golf attire, as they dashed inside...

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    OKC Thunder vs. Wizards: Lineups, tip-off time, how to watch

    Thunder vs. Wizards When: 11:30 a.m. Sunday Where: AdventHealth Arena in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma (Cox...

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    The Latest: UN says cybercrime hindering pandemic response

    UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations’ counterterrorism chief says a 350% increase in phishing websites was reported in the first...

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    Dreams of home(s): Festival of Homes features new construction over two weekends

    With houses in short supply and home remodeling booming, more traffic than usual is expected at the Festival of Homes this...

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    Energy FC falls to San Antonio FC 3-0 in chippy contest

    Energy FC’s struggles continued on Saturday as they lost to San Antonio FC 3-0 in a chippy match. The Greens were held...

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    Oklahoma churches continue back-to-school efforts during pandemic

    Despite the pandemic or maybe because of it, several churches are continuing their longstanding tradition of providing...

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    OK Justice Circle will host virtual town hall

    The OK Justice Circle will host a virtual town hall from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Jon Middendorf, one of the justice...

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    Resources available to cover housing costs during COVID-19 pandemic

    A coalition of community leaders on Friday urged Oklahomans to take advantage of the millions of dollars available to those who...

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    Shot in the arm: Tech jobs hold much of the post-pandemic future in Oklahoma City, Tulsa

    Technological innovation alone can't save Oklahoma City from the economic ravages of the coronavirus, but the growing...

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    Plane skids off runway in India; 17 killed, including pilots

    NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 17 people were killed and 123 injured when a special return flight for Indians stranded abroad...

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    US sanctions pro-China leader of Hong Kong, other officials

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Friday imposed sanctions on Hong Kong officials, including the pro-China leader of the...

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    LSU adds Missouri, Vanderbilt in revamped SEC schedule

    Defending Southeastern Conference and national champion LSU will host Missouri and visit Vanderbilt in its expanded...

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    Liberty U's Falwell takes leave after social media uproar

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jerry Falwell Jr. took an indefinite leave of absence Friday as the leader of Liberty University, one of...

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    Pompeo rejects Congress' subpoenas for IG, Biden probe info

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday rejected congressional subpoenas issued for him and for the State...

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    More charges for man accused of preying on homeless women

    PHOENIX (AP) — More victims of a man accused of luring homeless women with the promise of food and shelter only to sexually...

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    State chief justice blasts small-time thief's life sentence

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man caught with stolen hedge clippers decades ago must continue to serve his life sentence, despite a...

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    Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Brent Scowcroft, who played a prominent role in American foreign policy as national security adviser to...

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    Capital One fined $80 million in data breach

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department has fined Capital One $80 million for careless network security practices that...

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    Loan program ends, hard-hit businesses hope for 2nd chance

    NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses are in limbo again as the coronavirus outbreak rages and the government’s $659 billion relief...

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    Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has ordered a sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of popular...

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    Israeli team's massacre overshadows sports at 1972 Olympics

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The 1972 Munich Olympics were marked by historic achievements and unprecedented controversy but will be...

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    Recap: OKC Central Live Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

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

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    Board reviews plans for center to honor local civil rights icon

    MAPS 4's Clara Luper Civil Rights Center is envisioned as a campus dedicated to the legacy of the Oklahoma City civil rights...

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    County commissioners to vote on $1.5 million eviction mitigation program

    Oklahoma County Budget Board members voted to recommend the county use $1.5 million of its CARES Act funding for an eviction...

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    'Still in shock': Beirut explosion hits home for OKC restaurateur

    Richard Moorad's family has lived through a lot in Beirut, but Tuesday's explosion that killed at least 137 and wounded 5,000...

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    Outside group plans new attack on Sen. Stephanie Bice

    A Washington, D.C group that spent heavily against state Sen. Stephanie Bice in the 5th Congressional District Republican...

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    $77 per person: Oklahoma cities, counties to get federal relief funds based on population.

    Gov. Kevin Stitt’s office announced on Wednesday a change to the distribution process for CARES Act funding going to cities and...

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    DeWine tests negative after positive test before Trump visit

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday after testing positive earlier in the day...

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    Republicans push Kanye 2020. But will it really hurt Biden?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Kanye West's unlikely White House bid is getting help qualifying for presidential ballots in key states from...

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    Scooters Coffee set for NW 13 and Classen

    When OnCue successfully sought zoning to build a new station at NW 13 and Classen last year, those opposing it included Safdar...

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    Oklahoma announces up to $250M for local coronavirus costs

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, the first governor in the nation to test positive for the...

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    Survivors mark 75th anniversary of world’s 1st atomic attack

    HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Survivors of the world’s first atomic bombing gathered in diminished numbers near an iconic, blasted...

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    Applications open for second phase of small business assistance

    The second phase of Oklahoma City’s Small Business Continuity Program is accepting applications for assistance from small...

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    Leading Democratic VP contender Bass defends stance on Cuba

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Karen Bass, one of the top contenders to be Joe Biden's running mate, on Sunday defended her...

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    Facebook, citing virus misinformation, deletes Trump post

    Facebook has deleted a post by President Donald Trump for violating its policy against spreading misinformation about the...

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    FAA: Boeing pressured safety workers at SC aircraft plant

    Federal officials are seeking to fine Boeing $1.25 million, saying Wednesday that company managers pressured employees who were...

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    FBI raids California home of YouTube star Jake Paul

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — FBI agents including a SWAT team served a search warrant at the home of YouTube star Jake Paul on...

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    Negligence probed in deadly Beirut blast amid public anger

    BEIRUT (AP) — Investigators probing the deadly blast that ripped across Beirut focused Wednesday on possible negligence in the...

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    Report: Texas Tech women's staff fostered culture of abuse

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech women's basketball players have accused coach Marlene Stollings and her staff of fostering a...

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    Biden won't go to Milwaukee to accept Democratic nomination

    Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept the Democratic presidential nomination because of concerns over the...

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    Facebook launches its new TikTok clone, Instagram Reels

    Facebook's Instagram is officially launching its answer to the hit short video app TikTok — Instagram Reels.The new Instagram...

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    Biden on cognitive test: 'Why the hell would I take a test?'

    ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden is pushing back at Republican assertions that he should take a cognitive test to disprove President...

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    Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

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

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    Canadian Valley Technology Center campuses will open Aug. 13

    Canadian Valley Technology Center will open Aug. 13 with students at all three area campuses. Administrators will follow...

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    Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

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

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    Deal could deepen Tinker-OKC ties

    Aging water and sewer systems at Tinker Air Force Base would be modernized under an agreement Oklahoma City officials believe...

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    Original activists from city's 1958 sit-ins to talk at Black Women Voices third panel

    Black Women Voices will host its third virtual panel next week to discuss the legacy of local Black women in the fight against...

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    Red Andrews Dinner organizer Betty McCord dies from COVID-19

    For more than 30 years, Betty McCord spent her Christmas holidays making sure thousands of Oklahoma City’s less fortunate got a...

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    Oklahoma County jail inmate dies after testing positive for COVID-19

    An Oklahoma County jail inmate who tested positive for COVID-19 has died, The Oklahoman has learned. Officials said inmate...

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    Putnam City delays first day of virtual schooling

    Putnam City Public Schools will delay its school year by a week. The district school board voted Monday evening to push the...

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    Achievers

    Thirty-one young professionals have been selected to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma's sixth Leadership Class. The class,...

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    Trump says generals feel Beirut blast was likely an 'attack'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said U.S. military generals have told him that they “seem to feel” the massive...

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    Massive Beirut blast kills more than 70, injures thousands

    BEIRUT (AP) — A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the city's port, damaging buildings across the...

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    From The Newsroom: Listen to The Oklahoman's daily podcast

    Welcome to the home of The Oklahoman's daily podcast dedicated to informing readers about the latest headlines, including the...

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    Malaysia police raid Al Jazeera's office, seize computers

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police raided the office of news broadcaster Al Jazeera and two local TV stations on...

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    Trump signs $3B-a-year plan to boost conservation, parks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed legislation Tuesday that will devote nearly $3 billion a year to conservation...

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    Neil Young sues Trump campaign, deriding use of famous tunes

    NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Young sued President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign Tuesday for copyright infringement, saying he...

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    Judge sentences ex-MSU coach to jail in Nassar-related case

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail for...

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    COVID-19 reshapes and reduces back-to-school spending

    NEW YORK (AP) — For Michelle Lynn England, back-to-school shopping always meant heading to Target and the local mall with her...

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    EU regulators investigating Google's plan to buy Fitbit

    LONDON (AP) — European Union regulators opened an in-depth investigation Tuesday into Google's plan to buy fitness tracking...

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    Booking.com cuts workforce by thousands as travel atrophies

    Booking.com is laying off a quarter of its workforce — more than 4,000 people — with the global pandemic snuffing out...

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    TCU's Patterson sorry for repeating racial slur to player

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU football coach Gary Patterson apologized for himself Tuesday for repeating a racial slur when...

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    Lackmeyer: Community rallies during tough times

    Relationships matter, and we’re reminded of the importance of such ties as we all continue to struggle to survive in the worst...

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    OCU president to retire in June

    The president of Oklahoma City University will retire next year. President Martha Burger announced Monday morning her final day...

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    Vehicle malfunction sparked Southern California wildfire

    BANNING, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire in mountains east of Los Angeles that has forced thousands of people from their homes was...

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    Shops closed, beaches deserted as Isaias nears the Carolinas

    NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Coastal shops and restaurants closed early, power began to flicker at oceanfront hotels and...

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    The Latest: Mainland China, Hong Kong report fewer new cases

    BEIJING — Both mainland China and Hong Kong reported fewer new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday as strict measures to contain new...

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    Parents struggle as schools reopen amid coronavirus surge

    DALLAS, Ga. (AP) — Putting your child on the bus for the first day of school is always a leap of faith for a parent. Now, on...

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    Kids getting caught in crossfire as US gun violence surges

    CHICAGO (AP) — July in Chicago ended as it began: Mourning the death of a child whose only mistake was venturing outside to...

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    Prosecutor seeking Trump's taxes cites probe of his business

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City prosecutor fighting to get President Donald Trump’s tax returns told a judge Monday he was...

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    House panel calls new postal chief to explain mail delays

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight Committee has invited the new postmaster general to appear at a September hearing to...

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    Afghan forces retake prison after deadly attack by IS group

    JALALABAD, Afghanistan (AP) — Militants affiliated with the Islamic State group stormed a prison in eastern Afghanistan in a...

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    Google buys $450M stake in ADT to give Nest a new perch

    SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Google is paying $450 million for a nearly 7% stake in longtime home and business security provider...

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    Q&A: TikTok saga continues with Microsoft talks. Now what?

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest twist in the TikTok saga is an especially strange turn in a tale filled with strange turns....

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    SpaceX capsule and NASA crew make 1st splashdown in 45 years

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two NASA astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown, their...

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    Nuclear bailout tied to bribery scandal was years in making

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A $1 billion bailout for Ohio’s two nuclear plants that’s now entangled in a state bribery scandal had...

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    Man fatally shot at 8-year-old son's funeral; suspect held

    DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A suspect has been arrested and charged after a man was fatally shot in the parking lot of an eastern...

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    John Hume, who worked to end N. Ireland violence, dies at 83

    LONDON (AP) — John Hume, the visionary politician who won a Nobel Peace Prize for fashioning the agreement that ended violence...

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    With loan money gone, restaurants are at mercy of virus

    NEW YORK (AP) — The check has arrived and beleaguered restaurant owners across America are looking down on their empty...

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    'If not now, when?': Black women seize political spotlight

    MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — The little girl ran up to her, wide-eyed and giddy.“Are you Charisse Davis?” the fourth grader asked.Davis...

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    Business leaders say economy still improving after reopening

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economy continues to recover in nine Midwest and Plains states, but businesses are still cutting jobs...

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    As US milk sales rise amid pandemic, "Got milk?" ads return

    The dairy industry has a familiar question for you: “Got milk?”Six years after the popular tagline was retired, “Got milk?” ads...

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    Koepka's biggest challenge is history in bid for 3 in a row

    Peter Thomson might have been up to his old tricks. He once described the Americans as the “greatest collection of golfers in...

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    20-40-60 ETIQUETTE: On fashion-coordinating masks, social-distancing clothing

    QUESTION: As people are returning back to work, are previous dress codes still in place? Will there be a more casual...

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    OKC Civic Life for Monday, Aug. 3, 2020

    Rafting park bids exceed estimate The low bid to finish the second floor of the MAPS 3 whitewater rafting park's main building...

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    Oklahoma County Jail Trust faces problems during first month managing county jail, many still hopeful

    With surging COVID-19 cases, sanitation problems and delays with new vendors, the first month of managing the Oklahoma County...

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    Advances in treatments reducing COVID-19 deaths, doctors say

    Though confirmed cases of coronavirus in Oklahoma rose by more than 22,000 in July, there were fewer deaths last month from...

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    Microsoft confirms talks seeking to buy US arm of TikTok

    NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft confirmed Sunday it is in talks with Chinese company ByteDance to acquire the U.S. arm of its popular...

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    City assistance sends millions to small businesses hit hard by pandemic

    In just three months after being launched, the first phase of allocations from Oklahoma City’s Small Business Continuity...

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    RNC: Decision on private Trump renomination vote not final

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The vote to renominate President Donald Trump is set to be conducted in private later this month, without...

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    El Paso marks Walmart shooting anniversary amid pandemic

    When Stephanie Melendez, her husband and two young daughters tested positive for the coronavirus, the person she most wanted to...

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    East Side, Capitol Hill scarce on applications for city small business assistance

    The pandemic economic crash came quickly for Demetra Bailey’s catering business and event center. For the past 18 years Bailey...

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    House Dems seek to hold suburbs as Trump's slide worries GOP

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a suburban Houston congressional district that backed President Donald Trump in 2016, a twice-elected...

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    Clock is ticking on Trump comeback as early voting nears

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s getting late early.President Donald Trump is privately reassuring Republicans anxious about his deficits...

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    Debate begins for who's first in line for COVID-19 vaccine

    Who gets to be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine? U.S. health authorities hope by late next month to have some draft...

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    Coronavirus surging in Oklahoma City’s Hispanic community

    Jess Olivo survived cancer twice. But it still didn’t prepare her for her family’s struggle with COVID-19. Olivo, 34, and...

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    Nearly $300,000 available to Black-led organizations in the metro to advance racial equity

    The OKC Black Justice Fund announced Friday it has raised $290,000 and is ready to process grant applications from Black-led...

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    Beaux Arts Ball Party/Debutantes/Escorts - Helen Ford Wallace

    BEAUX ARTS BALL CELEBRATES 75 YEARS Party for art: Parents of the 2020 Beaux Arts Ball debutantes and escorts got together for...

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    Isaias weakens; may strengthen on path to virus-hit Florida

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Isaias snapped trees and knocked out power as it blew through the Bahamas on Saturday and churned...

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    Dumba kneels, NHL puts focus on Black Lives Matter movement

    Minnesota’s Matt Dumba became the first NHL player to kneel during the U.S. national anthem when he did so before the opening...

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    Hurricane Isaias churns through Bahamas as Florida prepares

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Forecasters declared a hurricane warning for parts of the Florida coast Friday as Hurricane Isaias...

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    Vietnam reports 2nd death, more cases linked to hospital

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A second person died of coronavirus complications in Vietnam, officials said Saturday, a day after the...

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    Murder defendant captured after escaping Oklahoma County jail

    Two cellmates fashioned bedsheets into a rope more than 100 feet long and made a daring escape Friday morning from the 12th...

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    Deadline is Aug. 13 for OKC nonprofits to apply for grants

    Reviews begin Aug. 13 of applications for federally funded COVID-19 relief for nonprofits that serve low- to moderate-income...

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    Bank and restaurant latest additions to former downtown car dealership development

    Stride Bank and a Hal Smith restaurant are set to join a mix of financial services, high tech and creative firms moving to the...

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    Florida teen arrested as mastermind of Twitter hack

    MIAMI (AP) — A Florida teen was identified Friday as the mastermind of a scheme earlier this month that commandeered Twitter...

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    Marine vehicle deep under sea, complicating rescue search

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A military seafaring assault vehicle that sank off the coast of Southern California is under hundreds of feet...

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    Court overturns Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence

    A federal appeals court Friday threw out Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, saying the...

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    US astronauts pack up for rare splashdown in SpaceX capsule

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two U.S. astronauts about to make the first splashdown return in 45 years said Friday they'll have...

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    James Murdoch resigns from news publisher News Corp's board

    News Corp founder Rupert Murdoch’s son James is resigning from the family-controlled publisher’s board over content appearing...

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    Pac-12 sets Sept. 26 start for 10-game football schedule

    The Pac-12 set Sept. 26 as the start date Friday for its 10-game, conference-only football schedule, joining the Southeastern...

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    Indiana girl, 2, dies 2 days after being caught in crossfire

    A 2-year-old girl died Friday, two days after she was caught in crossfire and shot in the head while sitting in a car with her...

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    Officials declare Allegiant Stadium in Vegas almost complete

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials declared “substantial completion" of Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas after nearly 1,000 days were...

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    Agency probed abuse reports months before Kansas girl slain

    BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas child welfare agency determined Friday that a 3-year-old girl whose battered body was found...

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    'Building bridges': How Bass became a leading VP contender

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's leaders were deadlocked and on the verge of financial catastrophe in 2008. Five...

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    Tech giants lead gains as S&P 500 closes 4th winning month

    NEW YORK (AP) — Big Tech continues to steamroll through the pandemic, and strong gains for some of the market’s most...

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    Road trip? Quarantines mess with Americans' travel plans

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Families trying to squeeze in a summer vacation before school starts better do some homework on COVID-19...

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