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OKC reinstating some restrictions in response to spike

Mayor David Holt is issuing emergency orders, purposely ahead of the July Fourth holiday, in an attempt to short-circuit a...

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Vascular Disease

Vascular disease is a medical condition that impacts your circulatory system. When your heart beats it pumps blood through your body through arteries and veins.

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Gov. Kevin Stitt urges Oklahomans to wear masks in public

Gov. Kevin Stitt's mask matched his message Tuesday. For the first time, Stitt publicly encouraged Oklahomans to wear a face...

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HeartScan Calcium Score Screening

The best way to get ahead of heart disease is to scan for the presence of calcium in your arteries.

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Official: Too early to tie Trump rally to Tulsa virus cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It's still too early to directly link a June 20 campaign rally by President Donald Trump to an increase in...

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What You Should Know About Heart Scans

In honor of Heart Health Month, do you know whether you are at risk for heart disease? A simple heart scan can reveal your heart health and potential risks.

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Everything You Should Know About Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is more serious than many people think. Left untreated, it can cause cardiac arrest and possible death due to sudden drops in blood oxygen from an irregular heartbeat. Here's what you need to know.

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How California went from success story to virus hot spot

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Heading into Memorial Day weekend, California's mood was celebratory. The state had avoided dire...

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What is Heart Disease?

Dr. Jeff Sparling, a cardiologist with INTEGRIS Health, explains heart disease and the risk factors that can cause heart disease to occur.

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Coronavirus concerns freeze Vanilla Ice show

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Vanilla Ice has indefinitely postponed a Texas concert that drew fierce criticism due to the coronavirus...

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From big cities to backyards, July 4 not usual blowout bash

NEW YORK (AP) — The idea sounds almost un-American.The Fourth of July was always a time for communities to come together,...

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Supreme Court agrees to hear Nazi art case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to hear a case involving the descendants of a group of Jewish art dealers...

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Vanilla Ice indefinitely postpones a Texas concert that drew fierce criticism due to the coronavirus pandemic

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Vanilla Ice indefinitely postpones a Texas concert that drew fierce criticism due to the coronavirus...

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US unemployment falls to 11%, but new shutdowns are underway

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. unemployment fell to 11.1% in June as the economy added a solid 4.8 million jobs, the government...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State's Fourth of July plans change with the pandemic

Many venerable events have been canceled or postponed, while other celebrations are carrying on but with changes designed to...

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Texas woman spits on counter after being told to wear a mask

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman became verbally abusive and spit on the counter of a 7-Eleven after being told she...

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American and 4 other airlines reach loan agreements with US

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines and four smaller carriers have reached agreement with the government for billions more in...

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Officials: Students in Alabama threw COVID contest parties

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Several college students in an Alabama city organized “COVID-19” parties as a contest to see who would...

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Buttigieg, SC capital city mayor teaming up on COVID effort

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former South Bend, Indiana, mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has teamed up with the mayor...

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Atlantic City casinos reopen in a changed pandemic world

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Eager to hit the slot machines and table games after a 108-day absence, gamblers wore face masks 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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California reverses course from reopening amid virus surge

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It was a simple family get-together; a wedding gathering. About 30 people went out to dinner.Half...

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Confirmed total COVID-19 cases up to 14,539 in Oklahoma; deaths up to 395

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Thursday there have been 14,539 total coronavirus cases in Oklahoma.

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US long-term mortgage rates hit all-time low again

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week with the benchmark 30-year home loan hitting its lowest...

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Kansas governor orders masks to be worn in public, at work

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly issued an order Thursday directing Kansas residents to wear masks in public...

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Social media companies face revenue hit from boycotts

Verizon's decision to join the growing boycott against Facebook and Twitter risks hurting the social media giants where it...

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Tesla 2Q deliveries rise over 1Q despite factory shutdown

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla says it delivered more electric vehicles worldwide in the second quarter than it did in the first. The...

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Critics slam changes in ICU capacity reporting in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — A change in how Houston area hospitals report intensive care unit capacity during the coronavirus pandemic has...

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US trade deficit rises 9.7% in May to $54.6 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit rose for the third straight month in May. Both exports and imports fell as the...

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US adds 4.8 million jobs as unemployment falls to 11.1%

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a substantial 4.8 million jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 11.1%, as the...

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Unemployment falls to 11.1% as US added a record 4.8 million jobs in June, but pandemic dims outlook for further gains

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment falls to 11.1% as US added a record 4.8 million jobs in June, but pandemic dims outlook for...

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Why Missing College This Fall Is a Bad Idea

As colleges figure out how to structure classes this fall, many students are questioning whether to enroll at all. The idea of...

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Black-owned businesses see sales surge amid racism reckoning

BOSTON (AP) — When Mahdi Hashemian was looking for a bicycle for his 7-year-old daughter Zeynab last week, the Cambridge,...

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Red, white and 'cue: Cookouts offer safer alternative this Fourth

Community fireworks displays and local parades may be no-gos this Fourth of July, but that doesn’t mean you’re out of...

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Unemployment rate in 19-country eurozone edges up to 7.4% in May from 7.3% in April amid pandemic

BRUSSELS (AP) — Unemployment rate in 19-country eurozone edges up to 7.4% in May from 7.3% in April amid pandemic.

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Does wearing a mask pose any health risks?

Does wearing a mask pose any health risks?No, not for most people. Babies and toddlers should not wear masks because they could...

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Oklahoma voters approve Medicaid expansion at the ballot box

Oklahoma is poised to become the 37th state to expand Medicaid to cover more low-income residents after voters narrowly...

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Closing bars to stop coronavirus spread is backed by science

Authorities are closing honky tonks, bars and other drinking establishments in some parts of the U.S. to stem the surge of...

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Stonewall Jackson removed from Richmond's Monument Avenue

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Work crews wielding a giant crane, harnesses and power tools wrested an imposing statue of Gen. Stonewall...

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Trump says he looks like Lone Ranger in a mask and likes it

WASHINGTON (AP) — After long resisting wearing a mask in public, President Donald Trump said Wednesday he thinks it makes him...

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Michigan governor closes indoor bars, allows to-go cocktails

LANSING, Mich (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday that she was closing indoor seating in bars in parts of the...

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Bars, restaurants pay price for California virus surge

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California took a big step back in reopening its economy on Wednesday as Gov. Gavin Newsom shut down...

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Mississippi bans abortion based on race, sex, genetic issues

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed a law Wednesday that bans abortion based on the race, sex...

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Movement for Black Lives plans virtual national convention

NEW YORK (AP) — Spurred by broad public support for the Black Lives Matter movement, thousands of Black activists from across...

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New Zealand's health minister resigns after virus blunders

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's health minister resigned Thursday following a series of personal blunders during...

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Alaska oil checks smaller, but they help pay virus bills

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Downtown Anchorage street musician Cal Austermuhl had good reason to be singing the blues Wednesday,...

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Official suggests Kansas blew chance for coronavirus respite

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' top public health official predicted Wednesday that the state will face steeper increases in...

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Congress extends relief program for COVID-slammed businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday easily passed a temporary extension of a subsidy program for small businesses slammed...

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US signals it will resist freeing detained migrant families

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government said Wednesday that it should not have to automatically release immigrant parents detained...

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Oklahoma City restaurant, bar workers required to wear masks

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Workers at Oklahoma City restaurants and bars will be required to wear masks after the mayor announced new...

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Yellowstone park to reconsider controversial bison plan

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials plan to reconsider how they manage Yellowstone National Park's famous wild bison...

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Workers: Tesla threatens firing if they don't return to jobs

DETROIT (AP) — Some Tesla workers and labor activists say the company is threatening to fire employees who haven’t returned to...

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Census door knockers starting in 6 states later this month

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Homes in six states across the U.S. can expect to get knocks on their doors from census takers in two...

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Group says it has ample signatures to get pot on ballot

PHOENIX (AP) — Proponents of legalizing recreational marijuana in Arizona said Wednesday they turned in 420,000 petition...

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Cases spike in Sunbelt, other states back off on reopening

PHOENIX (AP) — California closed bars, theaters and indoor restaurant dining all over again across most of the state Wednesday,...

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US transfers care for towns polluted with asbestos to state

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — State regulators are taking over maintenance of a decades-long environmental cleanup in two northwestern...

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Pence backs Arizona business closures in coronavirus hotspot

PHOENIX (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday implored people in Arizona to wear masks and support business closures as...

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Minnesota Senate GOP spotlights damage after Floyd's death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Republican-controlled Minnesota Senate opened hearings Wednesday on the unrest that rocked the state...

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Trump supports new round of direct coronavirus payments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he supports a fresh round of government payments to individuals to...

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Judge sides with Disney in case of autistic accommodation

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A judge has sided with Walt Disney World in ruling that the theme park resort wasn't being unreasonable...

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Fed minutes show concerns about severity of downturn

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials last month expressed concerns about the severity of the economic downturn triggered...

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Death Cafes help ease grief, loss in the time of coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — Panic attacks, trouble breathing, relapses that have sent her to bed for 14 hours at a time: At 35, Marissa...

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Trump at Rushmore: Jets and fireworks, but masks optional

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — When President Donald Trump speaks at the Mount Rushmore national memorial before the first fireworks...

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Background checks, a metric for gun sales, hit all-time high

Historic numbers of background checks to purchase or possess a firearm were done in June, a trend in a year marked by...

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AP PHOTOS: NYC's restaurants get creative for street eating

NEW YORK (AP) — Street food doesn’t usually look like this.Outdoor dining has bloomed around New York City in the last couple...

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Oklahoma family rejects coronavirus as cause of loved one's death

Jack Dake was a loving father, husband, military veteran and lifelong blue-collar worker. That’s how his family remembers him....

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Hot news cycle leads CNN to best ratings in 40 years

NEW YORK (AP) — An extraordinary stretch of news with the coronavirus pandemic and racial reckoning triggered by George Floyd's...

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Governor closes indoor bar service in parts of Michigan due to COVID-19 concerns; signs bills allowing cocktails-to-go

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Governor closes indoor bar service in parts of Michigan due to COVID-19 concerns; signs bills allowing...

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5 things to watch for in Thursday's jobs report for June

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the viral outbreak worsening and unemployment at Depression-era levels, the government on Thursday will...

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21 Savage launches free online financial program for youth

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper 21 Savage will be launching a free online financial literacy education program for youth sheltered at...

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Dems: Government's 'deadly delay' devastated nursing homes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration was slow to comprehend the scale of COVID-19's impact on nursing homes and a...

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US manufacturing bounces back in June on reopenings

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. manufacturing rebounded in June as major parts of the country opened back up, ending three...

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NYC delays resumption of indoor dining at restaurants

NEW YORK (AP) — Indoor dining at New York City restaurants will be delayed out of fear it would cause a spike in coronavirus...

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Insurer Centene plans 3,200 jobs at new N.C. regional hub

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Government health insurance provider Centene Corp. said on Wednesday it will build an East Coast campus in...

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Little evidence that protests spread coronavirus in US

NEW YORK (AP) — There is little evidence that the protests that erupted after George Floyd’s death caused a significant...

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Jay-Z's Made in America festival canceled due to pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z’s annual festival in Philadelphia, Made in America, won’t take place Labor Day weekend due to the...

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Confirmed total COVID-19 cases up to 14,112 in Oklahoma; deaths up to 389

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Wednesday there have been 14,112 total coronavirus cases in Oklahoma.

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6 Do’s and Don’ts When Saving Money During a Crisis

Probably the last thing you want to think about during a crisis is working on healthy financial habits like saving money. But...

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Austin City Limits music festival canceled as virus surges

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin City Limits has joined the ranks of major music festivals to be canceled because of the...

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Army quarantines 90 soldiers with coronavirus at Fort Bragg

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Army has quarantined 90 soldiers and instructors who tested positive for the coronavirus...

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Macy's rethinks Black Friday bonanza in era of pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's is refashioning what the Black Friday sales bonanza events will look like in a pandemic.Macy's CEO Jeff...

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Pfizer reports encouraging, very early vaccine test results

The first of four experimental COVID-19 vaccines being tested by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech showed encouraging...

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Zoom got big fast. Then videobombers made it rework security

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Back in March as the coronavirus pandemic gathered steam in the U.S., a largely unheralded...

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Midwest Economy: June state-by-state glance

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Institute for Supply Management, formerly the Purchasing Management Association, began formally...

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US construction spending fell 2.1% in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending fell 2.1% in May with both home building and nonresidential activity declining.The...

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Launch of NASA Mars rover delayed again, 2 weeks left to fly

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has delayed the launch of its newest Mars rover yet again — to the end of July at the earliest...

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Borgata president one of few Black women to run a US casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Melonie Johnson is making history as the first Black woman to hold the title of president of an...

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Hollowed out public health system faces more cuts amid virus

The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront the worst health crisis in a...

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Survey: Companies added 2.4 million jobs in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies added nearly 2.4 million jobs in June, according to a private survey, a large gain that still...

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Look at method used to assess state of public health system

To assess the state of the public health system in the United States, KHN, also known as Kaiser Health News, and The Associated...

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Gun-toting restaurateur upsets 5-term Colorado congressman

DENVER (AP) — A pistol-packing restaurant owner who has expressed support for a far-right conspiracy theory has upset five-term...

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VIRUS DIARY: Moving closer to grandsons they can barely see

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A child's swing twists forlornly in the breeze beneath the behemoth maple tree that shades our home. It's...

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AP-NORC poll: White Democrats grow more critical of police

DETROIT (AP) — As a national reckoning over racism and policing grips the nation, white Democrats are far more likely now than...

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Six takeaways of the KHN/AP public health investigation

Local and state public health departments in the United States work to ensure that people have healthy water to drink, their...

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Downright Dickensian: Pandemic offers plenty of twists for local dining

After an abundance of caution three months long, Livegrass Butcher and Bistro opened on Tuesday, the same day En Croute closed...

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Interfaith group: No Buddhist or Hindu statues in nightclubs

BOSTON (AP) — America’s nightclubs are largely closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but that isn’t stopping an...

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Oklahoma voters narrowly approve Medicaid expansion

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters narrowly decided on Tuesday to expand Medicaid health insurance to tens of thousands...

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Oklahoma sets new daily record for COVID-19 cases, with 585

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma set a record daily high for confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, however the governor said the...

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NYC passes austere budget that cuts $1B from NYPD

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers approved an austere budget early Wednesday that will shift $1 billion from policing to...

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Horn handily captures Democratic nod in closely watched race

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn easily dispatched her lone opponent Tuesday to capture the Democratic nomination in...

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Republicans, with exception of Trump, now push mask-wearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Republican circles — with the notable exception of the man who leads the party — the debate about masks is...

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Coronavirus' spread in GOP territory, explained in 6 charts

Coronavirus first spread in the United States as a mostly coastal and big-city scourge, sparing many rural areas, small towns...

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Arizona faces new closures as hospitals prep for virus surge

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona hospitals are hiring out-of-state nurses, squeezing in more beds and preparing for the possibility of...

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Senate extends small business coronavirus relief program

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats drove a temporary extension of a popular subsidy program for small businesses through the...

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US Rep Horn easily captures Democratic nod in 5th District

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn easily dispatched her lone opponent Tuesday to capture the Democratic nomination in...

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Analysis: Virus surge forces Arizona gov's hand on masks

PHOENIX (AP) — After telling Arizonans that many public places were again being closed amid a surge of coronavirus cases, Gov....

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Striking shipbuilders are losing health coverage in pandemic

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The stakes are growing in a strike against Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works during a global pandemic as...

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Biden and Trump agree: November election could be corrupt

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump and his challenger, Joe Biden, have found something they agree on: The November election...

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Fauci, CDC chief raise concerns about full airline flights

The government’s top experts in infectious diseases on Tuesday criticized American Airlines' decision to pack flights full...

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FedEx reports a loss, but revenue tops Street expectations

FedEx Corp. flipped to a $334 million loss in its fiscal fourth quarter, but its revenue and adjusted profit beat Wall Street...

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Funeral held for Black man found hanging from tree

LITTLEROCK, Calif. (AP) — A 24-year-old Black man found hanging from a tree at a park in Southern California was remembered...

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Tennessee: Some first-time voters can't cast absentee ballot

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say they plan to enforce a requirement that first-time voters who register by mail...

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Cornell says in-person learning is best for public health

As colleges around the country grapple with how to reopen in the fall, Cornell University's president on Tuesday announced that...

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Doctors urge GOP to halt Texas convention as virus surges

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As the Texas GOP presses ahead with plans for a July convention amid a surge in coronavirus cases, the...

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McGrath wins Kentucky Dem primary; McConnell showdown awaits

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former Marine pilot Amy McGrath overcame a bumpier-than-expected Kentucky primary to win the Democratic...

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Toronto makes masks mandatory, citing US problems

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s largest city has made masks mandatory in public indoor spaces.“You have told us you don’t want to see a...

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SpaceX launches Air Force's newest GPS satellite

SpaceX launched the military’s newest, most accurate GPS satellite Tuesday after a two-month delay due to the pandemic.A Falcon...

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As virus roars back, so do signs of a new round of layoffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The reopening of Tucson’s historic Hotel Congress lasted less than a month.General manager Todd Hanley on...

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Missouri high court says state must pay Planned Parenthood

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that lawmakers violated the state constitution when they tried...

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No smoking, drinking or eating as Atlantic City casinos open

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City tried Prohibition once before. It worked so well that Nucky Johnson, the legendary...

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Leader of scheme that caused bank collapse set for release

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The leader of a fraud scheme that precipitated the collapse of Bank of the Commonwealth nearly a decade ago...

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Gov. Stitt addresses coronavirus in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt held a press conference this afternoon to discuss the state's response to the surging numbers of...

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Fauci: US 'going in wrong direction' in coronavirus outbreak

The U.S. is “going in the wrong direction” with the coronavirus surging badly enough that Dr. Anthony Fauci told senators...

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NY adds states to quarantine list, sends monitors to NYC

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is urging travelers from eight additional states to self-quarantine for 14 days as it awaits a...

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Confirmed total COVID-19 cases up to 13,757 in Oklahoma; deaths up to 387

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Tuesday there have been 13,757 total coronavirus cases in Oklahoma.

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Supreme Court: Booking.com can trademark its name

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says travel website Booking.com can trademark its name, a ruling that also impacts other...

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Drive-up US citizenship eases backlog, but new threat looms

DETROIT (AP) — A 60-year-old U.K. citizen drove into a Detroit parking garage on a recent afternoon, lowered the window of her...

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Global Meta Xylene Industry (2019 to 2027) - Market Trajectory & Analytics - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 30, 2020--The "Meta Xylene - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to...

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Supreme Court's abortion ruling raises stakes for election

NEW YORK (AP) — Supporters of abortion rights are elated, foes of abortion dismayed and angry, but they agree on one...

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US consumer confidence rises to 98.1 in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence rose in June, reflecting the partial re-opening of the country but the concern is...

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2 of Stitt's key cabinet members on coronavirus resign

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two of Gov. Kevin Stitt’s key cabinet members at the forefront of the state’s response to the coronavirus...

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US home prices increase 4% in April

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices gains accelerated in April even as sales have stumbled, a sign the coronavirus outbreak has...

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Californian brings toys for birthday kids isolated by virus

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — When coronavirus lockdowns came to his California mountain town, businessman Craig Fierro realized there...

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Careers hang on mail-in ballots for 2 House Democrats

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Democrats Eliot Engel and Carolyn Maloney have cruised to reelection through most of their decades in...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Metropolitan Library System moves LitFest online, prepares for next phase of reopening

In addition, the Metropolitan Library System is slated to begin Monday the next phase of its reopening following its...

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ConocoPhillips Provides Update on Production Curtailment Activities

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 30, 2020--ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) today announced its estimated production curtailment impacts...

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Millennial Money: 4 expert tips to get hired from home

Job hunting has always been a little stressful. OK, a lot stressful. A global pandemic certainly hasn’t remedied that.Rather,...

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Changes in military recruiting may endure after pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — With his Army recruiting office shuttered due to the coronavirus, Staff Sgt. Anthony Holt has had to be...

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Savvy Senior: Why high blood pressure is even more dangerous in the COVID-19 era

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Are people with high blood pressure at increased risk of getting coronavirus? — Hypertensive Helen DEAR...

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How risky is flying during the coronavirus pandemic?

How risky is flying during the coronavirus pandemic?Flying can increase your risk of exposure to infection, but airlines are...

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Oklahomans urged to wear a mask to vote Tuesday

Oklahoma election officials strongly recommend voters wear a face mask when they head to the polls Tuesday. Election workers,...

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Two Stitt Cabinet secretaries leading pandemic response resign

Two members of Gov. Kevin Stitt's Cabinet who have played a key role in the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic announced...

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Former state health commissioner Gary Cox returning to OU

A recently replaced commissioner of the Oklahoma Health Department is expected to become an associate dean at the University of...

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Wildfire burns homes in Southern California desert town

NILAND, Calif. (AP) — A wind-driven wildfire destroyed homes and forced evacuations as it tore through a rural Southern...

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Distancing from Trump? Some Republicans step up critiques

WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than three years, President Donald Trump instilled such fear in the Republican Party's leaders that...

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Roberts a pivotal vote in the Supreme Court's big opinions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The biggest cases of the Supreme Court term so far have a surprising common thread.On a court with five...

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Fed's program for loaning to Main Street off to slow start

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Haith, owner and CEO of a Denver-based restaurant chain called Teriyaki Madness, is in an unusual...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Yukon's Iron Thistle Scottish Festival rescheduled for fall

Tickets already purchased for the April dates will be honored at the rescheduled autumn dates, which were announced today.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum reopening this week

The museum announced today that guests also will be required to wear masks.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Broken Arrow's Scotfest canceled for first time in 40 years

The Celtic music festival and Highland games showcase was planned for Sept. 18-20 in in Broken Arrow.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC Zoo reopens more attractions

Attraction capacity still will be limited daily to allow social distancing among guests. Guests can pre-purchase tickets for...

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UPDATED - Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Movie theaters around the state begin reopening after COVID-19 closures

While Gov. Stitt's Open Up & Recover Safely Plan allowed for movie theaters to begin reopening May 1, many of them are just...

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Serious coronavirus-linked condition hit 285 US children

At least 285 U.S. children have developed a serious inflammatory condition linked to the coronavirus and while most recovered,...

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In about-face, Arizona shuts bars, pools again to curb virus

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s governor ordered bars, nightclubs and water parks to close again for at least a month starting Monday...

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Lululemon buys at-home exercise startup for $500 million

NEW YORK (AP) — Athletic apparel maker Lululemon Athletica Inc. said Monday it's acquiring at-home exercise startup Mirror for...

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Critics slam country artists for playing for unmasked crowds

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fellow musicians and fans alike are criticizing country artists who performed at outdoor concerts this...

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Key Stitt cabinet members on coronavirus stepping down

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two of Gov. Kevin Stitt’s key cabinet members at the forefront of the state’s response to the coronavirus...

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Face shields, gloves, wipes: Texas votes as virus rages

PLANO, Texas (AP) — As coronavirus cases skyrocket in Texas, Regina Greenwell showed up to vote Monday bent on minimizing the...

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Musk tells Tesla employees breaking even in 2Q will be tight

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — With one day left before the second quarter closes, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is telling employees that...

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'White power' flare-up in retirement haven reveals tensions

THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — There has always been a low-boil tension in The Villages retirement community between the Republican...

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Arizona governor orders bars, nightclubs, gyms, movie theaters and water parks to close for at least 30 days over virus

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona governor orders bars, nightclubs, gyms, movie theaters and water parks to close for at least 30 days...

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Dems push campaign-season health care bill through House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats pushed a package expanding “Obamacare” coverage through the House on Monday, a measure that's...

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Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas Strip mainstay, filing for bankruptcy protection amid coronavirus

Cirque du Soleil announced Monday it is filing for bankruptcy protection as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rattle the...

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Senate Democratic primary heads to finish line in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — One of Kentucky's most unpredictable political races in years is headed toward the wire Tuesday, but...

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A how-to: BET pulls off artistic, virtual, political success

NEW YORK (AP) — You’d think trying to produce the 2020 BET Awards during the coronavirus pandemic would be filled with...

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Astronaut says losing mirror on spacewalk was 'real bummer'

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The commander of the International Space Station said Monday that losing a mirror during last...

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Powell says US economy facing heightened uncertainty

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the outlook for the U.S. economy is “extraordinarily uncertain”...

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Survey finds confusion among public about pandemic news

NEW YORK (AP) — For a story that has dominated the news during the past four months, a survey out Monday illustrates the...

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McConnell: 'No stigma' in wearing masks for virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has become the highest-ranking Republican in Congress to encourage...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's Plaza District Festival canceled

Although it has been cancelled, the Plaza District is still encouraging people to visit the district and partake of its many...

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Billions of dollars in aid for small businesses go unclaimed

NEW YORK (AP) — Billions of dollars offered by Congress as a lifeline to small businesses struggling to survive the pandemic...

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Confirmed coronavirus cases surpass 13,000 in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma has surpassed 13,000 with more than 200 additional...

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AMC pushes back movie theater reopening by 2 weeks

AMC Theaters, the nation’s largest chain, is pushing back its plans to begin reopening theaters by two weeks following the...

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Cuomo says Trump should wear mask and require them in public

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday called on President Donald Trump to sign an executive order...

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Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection in Canada

MONTREAL (AP) — Cirque du Soleil filed for creditor protection in Canada on Monday while it develops a plan to restart its...

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Despite pandemic, MTV VMAs to take place Aug. 30 in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will still go ahead despite the coronavirus pandemic.An MTV spokesperson...

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Broadway shutdown due to virus extended again until January

NEW YORK (AP) — The shutdown on Broadway has been extended again — until at least early January.Although an exact date for...

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Missouri governor will not appeal ruling for abortion clinic

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson will not contest the license issued to the state’s only abortion clinic...

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July Fourth celebration will include East Coast flyovers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military planes will conduct flyovers in a handful of major cities along the East Coast as part of this...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Paseo Arts District brings back First Friday Gallery Walk in July

All guests are asked to wear masks, follow directional signage, practice social distancing and use the provided hand sanitizer,...

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Tracking coronavirus cases proves difficult amid new surge

HOUSTON (AP) — Health departments around the U.S. that are using contact tracers to contain coronavirus outbreaks are...

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Band's pandemic diversion leads to every-night gig in park

NEW YORK (AP) — What started as a way for two musicians to get out of the house during the pandemic has turned into nightly...

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UPDATED: Edmond's Armstrong Auditorium to showcase new Irish dance production 'Celtic Throne'

"Celtic Throne—The Royal Journey of Irish Dance" explores the ancient origins of Irish step dance and celebrates the...

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Adjusting to COVID, Sundance to expand footprint nationwide

NEW YORK (AP) — The Sundance Film Festival, held annually at altitude in the snowy reaches of a Utah ski town, is expanding...

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Confirmed total COVID-19 cases up to 13,172 in Oklahoma; deaths remain at 385

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Monday there have been 13,172 total coronavirus cases in Oklahoma.

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Tips for homemade wedding cakes? Plan and `don't go wild'

Even in a pandemic, folks are getting married. And where there's a wedding — even a small one in the backyard — there's usually...

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OSU football: 14 players test positive for COVID-19

STILLWATER — Fourteen Oklahoma State football players have tested positive for COVID-19 throughout the past month, according to...

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Supreme Court upholds prostitution pledge for AIDS funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has upheld a provision of federal law that requires foreign affiliates of U.S.-based health...

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Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion clinic law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment...

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US pending home sales see record-breaking rebound in May

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rebounded a record 44.3% in May after a...

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Beyoncé’s message, epic performances stand out at BET Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyoncé used her platform Sunday while accepting the BET humanitarian award to relay a direct appeal to...

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Liz Weston: Some taxpayers face a desperate wait for refunds

As a 58-year-old woman on disability, Robin Short of Wallingford, Connecticut, relies on her tax refund to catch up on bills....

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Global Virtual Power Plant (VPP) Market Report 2020: Historic and Forecast Analysis Over the Period 2012-2027 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 29, 2020--The "Virtual Power Plant - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added...

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'Better prepared': OU medical students work to improve LGBTQ health care

Students and educators at the OU College of Medicine are marking Pride month by helping future health care providers better...

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This Week: Consumer confidence, Macy’s earns, June hiring

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Timeline: How Medicaid expansion ended up on your June 30 ballot

On Tuesday, Oklahomans will on Medicaid expansion. Click through our timeline to see how Medicaid expansion ended up on your...

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BET Awards highlight Black voices as artists turn political

NEW YORK (AP) — The BET Awards served as an extension of the voices of Black people protesting in the streets about the...

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A list of winners at the 2020 BET Awards

A list of winners at the 2020 BET Awards, which aired virtually Sunday because of the coronavirus pandemic.____— Video of the...

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In NYC, marking 50th anniversary of Pride, no matter what

NEW YORK (AP) — There were protests, rainbow flags and performances — it was LGBTQ Pride, after all.But what was normally an...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma Youth Orchestras planning online fundraiser Play It Forward: LIVE!

The event will feature several musical performances from the outstanding students, interviews with alumni and special guests...

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Reported death toll in coronavirus pandemic exceeds 500,000, Johns Hopkins University researchers say

ROME (AP) — Reported death toll in coronavirus pandemic exceeds 500,000, Johns Hopkins University researchers say.

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Virus death toll drops to 5 in NY, once the US epicenter

NEW YORK (AP) — Five people died Saturday from the coronavirus in New York state, the lowest daily death toll the state has...

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Black candidates push race debate into GOP-held districts

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — It was a scene Jeannine Lee Lake never would have imagined when she first ran against Greg Pence, Vice...

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Average US gas price up 6 cents over 2 weeks to $2.22/gallon

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline increased by 6 cents over the past two weeks, to...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma update: 302 new cases; one new death

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 302 new cases of COVID-19 in the state on Sunday, bringing the total since the...

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Confirmed coronavirus cases approach 13,000 in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Oklahoma is nearing 13,000 with more than newly reported...

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Amid pandemic, Oklahomans to vote on Medicaid expansion

Amid a public health emergency unlike anything in recent history, Oklahomans will decide whether to expand Medicaid to cover...

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Richmond Fed chief: With outlook hazy, economy needs support

WASHINGTON (AP) — As president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond since 2018, Tom Barkin is a member of the Fed's powerful...

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Businesses weigh reopening - or close again - as cases rise

It’s not the reopening businesses were hoping for.After months of shutdown, restaurants, stores and even amusement parks...

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Courts straining to balance public health with public access

After her son was arrested for allegedly throwing rocks at police during a protest over racial injustice, Tanisha Brown headed...

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Construction halted for Aon Center observatory in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Construction of an observatory atop Chicago's third-tallest skyscraper will not start for almost another year...

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New rule means more steps for parents seeking to exempt children from vaccinations

Gov. Kevin Stitt will allow the state Health Department to make it slightly more complicated for parents to exempt their...

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World leaders, stars unite at event aimed at fighting virus

LONDON (AP) — A summit that included a star-studded virtual concert hosted by Dwayne Johnson has raised nearly $7 billion in...

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Now playing: Oklahoma movie theaters reopening following coronavirus closures

The handsome new seats the Oklahoma City Museum of Art unveiled back in February in its historic Samuel Roberts Noble Theater...

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Pence cancels some political events because of virus spikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence called off campaign events in Florida and Arizona this coming week as the states...

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Oklahoma reports 299 more COVID-19 cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma reported 299 more cases of the coronavirus on Saturday and seven additional deaths.The Oklahoma...

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:ABC's “This Week" — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Gov. Asa...

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Nurses, doctors feel strain as virus races through Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) — They saw the ominous photos: Crowded hospitals, exhausted nurses, bodies piling up in morgues. It was far away,...

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Bar owners worry as virus surges in their workplaces

HOUSTON (AP) — The din of conversation and music that normally fills The Cottonmouth Club in downtown Houston fell silent last...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma update: 299 new cases; seven new deaths

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 299 new cases of COVID-19 in the state on Saturday, bringing the total since...

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Governors face competing voices as reported virus cases rise

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As Nevada prepared to start reopening parts of its economy last month, a team of medical experts recommended...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma State Fair's cancellation leaves a big hole in 2020 calendar

The Oklahoma State Fair's Board of Directors announced Friday that the fair has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Young novice protest leaders help drive US wave of dissent

Before George Floyd stopped pleading for air beneath a police officer's knee, 19-year-old Weidmayer Pierre was planning to work...

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Virus visitor bans renew interest in nursing home cameras

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Visitation bans at nursing homes have renewed interest in legislation that would allow families to put...

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What to wear: Feds' mixed messages on masks sow confusion

Forgive the American people if they're in a fog about face masks. President Donald Trump and the federal government have done a...

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Advocates, experts warn against polling place reductions

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) — With only one polling place open on election day this week in Louisville, Kentucky, voting went...

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Events scheduled for those needing help with unemployment claims

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission has scheduled two Oklahoma City events for people needing help processing their...

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Jobless Oklahomans seeking benefits share their stories

The line at the Will Rogers Building at the Capitol wrapped around three sides of the office at 7 a.m. on Friday morning, and...

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OKC Zoo cuts 12 positions due to pandemic

The Oklahoma City Zoo has eliminated 12 staff positions after financial setbacks caused by COVID-19. The zoo said "many" of the...

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Oklahoma County judge tests positive for COVID-19

Oklahoma County District Judge Natalie Mai has tested positive for COVID-19, The Oklahoman has learned. Mai notified the...

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Hard-hit tribe takes strict steps as virus surges in Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — People in the deserts of Arizona flee to the White Mountains when the triple-digit heat is too much to...

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Coronavirus task force briefs — but not at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — There was no presidential appearance and no White House backdrop when the government's coronavirus task force...

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Daytime Emmys: 'The Young and the Restless' wins best drama

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Young and the Restless” won best drama at the first virtual Daytime Emmys along with three acting...

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Q&A: Overturning 'Obamacare' during a pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — The decade-old health care law that has divided Americans even as it expanded coverage and protected people...

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Democrats renew health care attacks on GOP as virus builds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are intensifying their attacks on President Donald Trump and his Republican allies over health...

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Judge: US must free migrant children from family detention

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered the release of children held with their parents in U.S. immigration jails and...

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Judge: Alaska corporations can get tribal virus relief money

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Alaska Native corporations are eligible for a share of coronavirus relief funding set aside for tribes,...

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Florida bans bar alcohol consumption as coronavirus spikes

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida banned alcohol consumption at its bars Friday as its daily confirmed coronavirus cases...

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Arizona attorney general warns church where Trump had rally

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s chief attorney has issued a cease-and-desist letter to a company touted by a church where President...

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Trump administration to give Congress full virus loan data

WASHINGTON (AP) — After prodding from Democratic lawmakers, the Trump administration has agreed to give Congress — but not the...

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'Mulan' follows 'Tenet' to August, ending Hollywood's summer

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood's hopes for salvaging its summer season have effectively ended after the releases of both Christopher...

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Reporter at Trump's Tulsa rally tests positive for COVID-19

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A journalist who attended President Donald Trump's rally in Tulsa last week said Friday he has tested...

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Supreme Court doesn't wade into Texas mail-in voting battle

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected a request by Texas Democrats to allow all of the state's 16...

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Isolate on arrival: NYC region is latest to try quarantine

Welcome to New York! Now don’t come near us for two weeks.New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are the latest states to enact...

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American Airlines will book flights to full capacity

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines will start booking flights to full capacity next week, ending any effort to promote social...

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NBA, NBPA support plan to resume season in Florida

Despite growing numbers of COVID-19 cases in Florida and Orange County, the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association...

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Low-key 75th anniversary of UN's birth because of pandemic

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations marked the 75th anniversary of its birth with a scaled-down event Friday because of...

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Texas shuts down bars as hospitalizations surpass 5,000

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars in Texas again on Friday and scaled back restaurant dining, the...

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Judge blocks 25% capacity rule for religious services in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Friday blocked New York state from enforcing coronavirus restrictions limiting indoor...

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Annual Michigan boat party threatens social distancing rules

GULL ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — Hundreds of boats congregated Friday around a small island in Lake St. Clair in an annual celebration...

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3 die in New Mexico from drinking hand sanitizer

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Three people have died, three others are in critical condition and one person is permanently blind after...

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As virus grows, governors rely on misleading hospital data

Governors in places seeing huge spikes in coronavirus infections often cite statewide data to assure the public they have...

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Nike, JPMorgan fall; Gap, CoreLogic rise

Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Friday:Nike Inc., down $7.73 to $93.67.The sneaker and apparel company...

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Even before virus, communities feeling loss of newspapers

NEW YORK (AP) — If Penelope Muse Abernathy can take any solace in her grim work of counting how many newspapers across America...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa cancels for the first time in history

Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa welcomes upwards of 60,000 people annually to River West Festival Park in a five-day celebration of the...

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Oklahoma health officials confirm 395 new coronavirus cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Fair on Friday canceled the heavily attended annual event, citing a surge in confirmed...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma update: 395 new cases; two new deaths

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 395 new cases of COVID-19 in the state on Friday, bringing the total since the...

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Novelist Patchett has Nashville bookstore customers swooning

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville bookstore that opened and thrived while others were closing their doors is once again...

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Florida bans alcohol consumption at its bars as confirmed daily coronavirus cases approach 9,000

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP) — Florida bans alcohol consumption at its bars as confirmed daily coronavirus cases approach 9,000.

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Watch live: Vice President Pence holds coronavirus task force briefing

Watch live: Vice President Pence holds coronavirus task force briefing.

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Microsoft to permanently close all physical stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft said Friday it is permanently closing nearly all of its physical stores around the world.Like other...

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Global Floating Power Plants Market Outlook 2020-2027 and the Potential Impact of COVID-19 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 26, 2020--The "Floating Power Plants - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added...

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SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Election-year retirement unlikely

WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time a Supreme Court justice announced his retirement in a presidential election year, most of the...

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US consumer spending up 8.2%, partly erasing record plunge

WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers increased their spending by a record 8.2% in May, partly erasing huge plunges the previous...

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Cabot Completes Placement of All Major Air Emission Control Equipment at Franklin, Louisiana Site

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 26, 2020--Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT), the first carbon black producer to collaborate with the...

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As COVID cases rise, White House seeks to scrap 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP) — As coronavirus cases rise in more than half of the states, the Trump administration is urging the Supreme...

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Governors who quickly reopened backpedal as virus surges

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Texas began lifting coronavirus restrictions, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott didn't wear a mask. He...

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Dueling Trump-Biden events offer contrasting virus responses

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A presidential campaign that has largely been frozen for several months because of the coronavirus is...

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Global Oil & Gas EPC Market Outlook (2019 to 2027) - Featuring Petrofac, Saipem & Samsung Engineering Among Others - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 26, 2020--The "Oil & Gas EPC - Global Market Outlook (2019-2027)" report has been added to...

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The World Market for Solar Batteries, 2020-2027 Outlook - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 26, 2020--The "Solar Batteries - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to...

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Trump wants federal hiring to focus on skills over degrees

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is preparing to direct the federal government to overhaul its hiring to prioritize a...

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Trump zeroes in on base to overcome reelection obstacles

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is sharpening his focus on his most ardent base of supporters as concern grows inside...

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Norman considering options as COVID-19 cases rise

NORMAN — The City of Norman, in response to a spike in positive COVID 19 cases, is asking residents if they're willing to wear...

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Stitt dismisses idea of closing down economy as cases continue to surge

Despite a relentless surge in COVID-19 cases and rising hospitalizations, Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday dismissed the...

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OU implements masking policy effective immediately

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma, citing a "substantial increase" in new COVID-19 cases, is implementing a university-wide...

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House passes sweeping police overhaul after Floyd's death

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a far-reaching police overhaul from Democrats in a vote heavy with emotion and...

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Fed stops big banks from buying back stock, caps dividends

NEW YORK (AP) — A worst-case scenario for the U.S. economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic would cause the nation’s 34...

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Despite pandemic, Trump administration urges end to ACA

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to...

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LGBTQ Pride at 50: Focus shifts amid pandemic, racial unrest

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — LGBTQ Pride is turning 50 this year a little short on its signature fanfare, after the coronavirus...

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In Wisconsin, Trump boasts of 'aptitude for manufacturing'

MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — Despite enormous economic headwinds and sky-high unemployment numbers, President Donald Trump sought to...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: American Banjo Museum's Americana Fest goes virtual

This year’s lineup will be headlined by Oklahoma’s own Byron Berline Band.

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Birthday party leaves 18 in Texas family with coronavirus

CARROLLTON, Texas (AP) — A surprise birthday party that resulted in 18 people testing positive for the coronavirus has left a...

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Virus whistleblower alleges retribution has only intensified

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government whistleblower ousted from a leading role in battling COVID-19 alleged Thursday that the Trump...

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House Democrats pass sweeping police overhaul, Senate stalls

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats approved a far-reaching police overhaul Thursday, a vote heavy with emotion and symbolism as...

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Coronavirus surge in Oklahoma continues with 438 new cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The president of the state medical association on Thursday called for Oklahoma to require that face masks...

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Pandemic forces some patients to phone in doctor visits

Video telemedicine took off earlier this year as the coronavirus paused in-person doctor visits. Earl Egner missed that...

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Families of 3 deceased workers sue Tyson over Iowa outbreak

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The families of three workers who died after contracting the coronavirus in an Iowa meat plant outbreak...

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US health officials estimate 20M Americans have had virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials estimate that 20 million Americans have been infected with the coronavirus since it first...

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Oregon county rescinds racial profiling mask exception

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — A coastal county in Oregon has rescinded a face mask policy that made exceptions for people of color...

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Texas putting reopening on 'pause' as virus cases soar

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Faced with surging coronavirus cases and hospitalizations that have made Texas one of the nation's virus...

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Audit: US sent $1.4B in virus relief payments to dead people

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 1.1 million coronavirus relief payments totaling some $1.4 billion went to dead people, a government...

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Dodging virus, Navy ships break record for staying at sea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two U.S. warships in the Middle East weren't aiming to break a record.But when the coronavirus made ship...

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Audit finds Oklahoma agency failed to verify Medicaid income

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An audit of Oklahoma’s Medicaid agency released on Thursday found income eligibility was not verified for...

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U.S. officials change virus risk groups, add pregnant women

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's top public health agency on Thursday revamped its list of which Americans are at higher risk for...

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Florida again reports more than 5,000 new coronavirus cases

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — For the second consecutive day, Florida has reported more than 5,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in...

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Pandemic takes a bite, Chuck E. Cheese files for bankruptcy

Chuck E. Cheese - where kids could be kids while parents nursed headaches - is filing for bankruptcy protection.The 43-year-old...

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Watchdogs: Trump's Independence Day gala in 2019 cost $13M

President Donald Trump’s Fourth of July gala in the nation’s capital last year cost taxpayers more than $13 million, twice as...

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KB Home, Walt Disney fall; Rite Aid, Accenture rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Thursday:Rite Aid Corp., up $3.42 to $16.29.The drugstore...

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Think that extra $600 in unemployment benefits will last until the end of July? Think again.

Many out-of-work Americans counting on receiving an extra $600 a week through the end of July may be surprised to discover that...

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US Cybercom virtual war game girds against increased threats

Foreign hackers are taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to undermine institutions and threaten critical...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Jewel Box Theatre offering live drive-in comedy experience

A parking space will be left between each car to allow for social distancing.

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'It's gone': What the loss of summer camp means for kids

NEW YORK (AP) — It wasn’t just the leadership opportunities or seeing his best friends or even escaping months stuck at home...

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Watch: Gov. Stitt, state auditor discuss results of Medicaid enrollment audit

Watch live as Gov. Kevin Stitt and State Auditor & Inspector Cindy Byrd discuss the results of a Medicaid enrollment audit the...

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US job market's modest improvement may be stalling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of laid-off workers seeking U.S. unemployment aid barely fell last week, and the reopening of...

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HHS whistleblower Rick Bright files complaint alleging ongoing retaliation for revealing failures in COVID response

WASHINGTON (AP) — HHS whistleblower Rick Bright files complaint alleging ongoing retaliation for revealing failures in COVID...

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Booker leads McGrath but most Kentucky votes not yet counted

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Progressive candidate Charles Booker pulled ahead of Amy McGrath on Thursday in his bid for an upset in...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma Art Crawl to feature artists across the state

More than 225 artists in 33 cities will be showing their stuff in their yards, under their carports and in their driveways.

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AP-NORC poll: Support for restrictions, virus worries wane

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of steady progress, new confirmed cases of COVID-19 climbed to near record levels in the U.S....

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Campaigning finds a new normal as door-knocking resumes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Across much of America, the coronavirus pandemic isn’t fading away. But political campaigns are still forging...

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DeVos issues rule steering more virus aid to private schools

The Trump administration on Thursday moved forward with a policy ordering public schools across the U.S. to share coronavirus...

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Missouri's only abortion clinic gets license

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's health department on Thursday issued another license to the state's only abortion clinic following...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma update: 438 new cases; three new deaths

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 438 new cases of COVID-19 in the state on Thursday, bringing the total since...

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US GDP fell at 5.0% rate in Q1; worse is likely on the way

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy shrank at a 5.0% rate in the first quarter and a vastly worse performance is expected in the...

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Arizona politician condemned for using Floyd's last words

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A city council member in suburban Phoenix is drawing criticism from the governor and others after...

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VIRUS DIARY: A film writer goes back to the movies

DORMONT, Pa. (AP) — “The Goonies” wouldn’t have been my first choice, but options were limited.It had been 96 days since I had...

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Where's Markey? Senator misses dozens of votes in pandemic

BOSTON (AP) — When the U.S. Senate gathered to debate a major, bipartisan bill aimed at spending nearly $3 billion on...

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Review: HAIM hits its stride in confident, creative album

HAIM, “Women In Music Pt. III” (Columbia Records)The group HAIM — composed of sister trio Este, Danielle and Alana Haim — has...

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‘Antebellum’ brings racial justice call to reopened theaters

NEW YORK (AP) — Back in March, filmmakers Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz gathered their artist friends and a few journalists...

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Rite Aid 1Q loss shrinks, helped by pandemic-inspired sales

Customers pumped up Rite Aid sales of sanitizers, wipes and liquor, helping the drugstore chain deliver a better-than-expected...

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Macy's cuts corporate headcount by 3,900 as virus takes toll

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's said Thursday it's laying off 3,900 people corporate staffers, roughly 3% of its overall workforce, as...

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Mail-in ballots thrust Postal Service into presidential race

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service's famous motto — "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these...

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Wall Street-owned loans tricky for hoteliers in virus era

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Hotel owner and developer Danny Gaekwad survived steep drops in business after the 9/11 attacks and the...

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Orders for US big-ticket factory goods surge 15.8% in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to American factories for big-ticket goods rebounded last month from a disastrous April and March as...

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Sustainable funds hold their own as markets tumble worldwide

NEW YORK (AP) — A steadier and more sustainable way to invest. That’s how a growing cadre of fund managers pitch their...

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Man runs 218 miles to virus-stricken 'Nana's' nursing home

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Endurance athlete Corey Cappelloni once ran six days through the Sahara Desert in what’s considered the...

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US economy shrank at 5.0% rate in Q1; a much worse drop expected in current quarter due to pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — US economy shrank at 5.0% rate in Q1; a much worse drop expected in current quarter due to pandemic.

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Congo announces end to 2nd deadliest Ebola outbreak ever

BENI, Congo (AP) — Eastern Congo marked an official end Thursday to the second deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, which...

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Worldwide High Voltage Equipment Industry to 2027 - Impact of COVID-19 on the Market - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 25, 2020--The "High Voltage Equipment - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been...