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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: More than a quarter of Oklahoma residents firmly under shelter-in-place orders

Over a quarter of Oklahoma residents are firmly under shelter-in-place orders after Oklahoma City and Tulsa issued decrees...

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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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'I'm very thankful for it': Christian nonprofit works to fill a need in NE OKC food desert

Some residents of a northeast Oklahoma City neighborhood initially were surprised to learn that a small grocery had opened in...

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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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Hundreds at Louisiana church flout COVID-19 gatherings ban

CENTRAL, La. (AP) — Hundreds of people flouted Louisiana's COVID-19 ban on gatherings, coming on buses and in personal vehicles...

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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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Oklahoma coronavirus updates: Here's what we know

With the coronavirus spreading throughout the country and across the globe, here is what we know about what's going on in...

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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 in Oklahoma: Lawmakers unsure when they will return to Capitol, finish session

Members of Oklahoma’s Legislature will not return to the Capitol this week. Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat said he’s not sure when...

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In virus times, have Americans found a shared experience?

As an uneasy March unspooled, as coronavirus dread descended upon the United States, it became commonplace — and, for public...

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Interviews and video: Oklahoma museums and attractions rely on social media during coronavirus closures

As the coronavirus has temporarily closed the state's normally bustling museums and attractions, their staffers are getting...

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Specter of 100K-plus virus deaths as Trump seeks reopening

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump looks for ways to restore normalcy in parts of the U.S., his foremost infection...

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States scramble to arrange child care for essential workers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A nurse and a single mother, Becca Rosselli had a choice to make when her daughter's school and care...

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Detroit auto show canceled, center to be used as hospital

NEW YORK (AP) — The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are...

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Nevada distilleries turning hooch into hand sanitizer

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Several alcohol distilleries in Nevada unable to make liquor under current coronavirus shutdowns are turning...

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Relief package billions can't buy hospitals out of shortages

The billions of tax dollars headed for hospitals and states as part of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus response bill won't fix...

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Counties without coronavirus are mostly rural, poor

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — As the coronavirus rages across the United States, mainly in large urban areas, more than a third of U.S....

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NIH's Fauci projects possible 'millions' of US coronavirus cases, '100,000-200,000' deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — NIH's Fauci projects possible 'millions' of US coronavirus cases, '100,000-200,000' deaths.

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Pizzeria borrows to keep workers on job, spurs donations

BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — This is a story about bosses and their workers, in the dark days of COVID-19. It’s also a story about how...

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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Study: Little asbestos found after Detroit house demolitions

Cost-savings and public safety benefits by swiftly demolishing dangerous vacant houses in Detroit could outweigh the risk of...

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College seniors hurried to squeeze in last school memories

It was during Act 1 of the final dress rehearsal for Puccini’s “La Rondine” at the Peabody Conservatory that the school...

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Coronavirus makes it harder for campaigns to ask for money

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House candidates aren't usually bashful about asking supporters for money.But as the coronavirus upends...

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Meet Eric Yuan, the man who made your Zoom meetings possible

If you hadn't already heard have of Zoom Video Communications, there is a decent chance you’ve made its acquaintance over the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tribes battle coronavirus, much like state and federal government

Gov. Kevin Stitt isn't the only head of a government in Oklahoma scrambling to bolster a health care system, rework a...

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From a distance: Oklahoma museums and attractions engage online during coronavirus closures

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum has gone viral in the good way....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Hotels closing as hospitality industry faces historic hit

Hotels across the city are starting to close their doors as travel has come to a near standstill and shelter-in-place orders...

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Tribes say persistent efforts pay off in massive stimulus

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The sweeping bill that President Donald Trump signed will help better equip health care systems that...

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Whitmer order halts water shutoffs during virus pandemic

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order Saturday requiring communities statewide to restore...

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NY delays presidential primary; Trump nixes quarantine idea

NEW YORK (AP) — As coronavirus cases rose in the national epicenter of New York, President Donald Trump surprised governors of...

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US agency includes gun sellers as 'critical' infrastructure

WASHINGTON (AP) — A gun rights group is cheering the Trump administration's designation of the firearms industry, including...

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Locked up: No masks, sanitizer as virus spreads behind bars

Something was wrong. The chow hall line at New York’s Rikers Island jail had halted. For three hours, the men stood and waited,...

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Trump: No quarantine, but travel advisory for NY, CT and NJ

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump backed away from calling for a quarantine for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New...

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Outbreak at LI elderly housing complex has relatives fearful

In less than two weeks, the coronavirus has claimed seven lives at one Long Island retirement community, with the latest death...

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Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98

ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery fought to end segregation, lived to see the election of the country’s first black...

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Civil rights leader, MLK aide Joseph Lowery dies at 98

ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. found the...

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Canadian PM's wife has recovered from coronavirus illness

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife said Saturday that she has recovered from being ill from COVID-19...

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Rhode Island door knocks in search of fleeing New Yorkers

WESTERLY, RI (AP) — The Rhode Island National Guard started going door to door on Saturday in coastal areas to inform any New...

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Trump says CDC to issue "strong Travel Advisory" for parts of NY, CT, NJ to slow virus spread in place of quarantine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says CDC to issue "strong Travel Advisory" for parts of NY, CT, NJ to slow virus spread in place of...

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Texts, not door-knocks: Census outreach shifts amid virus

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In tiny Munfordville, Kentucky, the closure of the public library has cut people off from a computer used...

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:ABC's “This Week" — White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow; Gov....

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Tulsa, Oklahoma City order residents to shelter in place

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The mayors of Tulsa and Oklahoma City on Saturday issued shelter-in-place orders for residents amid the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Jewish group criticizes governor for prayer event

A metro area Jewish group criticized Gov. Kevin Stitt for his participation in a recently televised prayer service. The Jewish...

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Coronavirus roils every segment of US child welfare system

NEW YORK (AP) — Child welfare agencies across the U.S., often beleaguered in the best of times, are scrambling to confront new...

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SeaWorld furloughs 90% of workers because of virus crisis

NEW YORK (AP) — The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are...

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Music fest, barbecue contest in Memphis are rescheduled

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tourism officials in Memphis, Tennessee, say the Beale Street Music Festival and the World Championship...

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3 more national parks close to prevent coronavirus spread

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three more of America's most popular national parks have closed their gates as pressure mounts on...

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How people are helping others and how you can help

Oklahomans are helping each other in these tough times.

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The week that was: Stories from the coronavirus saga

The world changed remarkably this past week — yet again, just as it did the week before, as the coronavirus marched across the...

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Ex-Sen. Tom Coburn, conservative political maverick, dies

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn was stubborn as a mule and conservative to his core. But the Oklahoma family...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Stitt updates executive order, eases training requirements for peace officers

Gov. Kevin Stitt updated his executive order Saturday, placing a moratorium on out-of-state travel paid for by the state and...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma City to implement shelter-in-place order

A shelter-in-place order was issued Saturday for Oklahoma City by Mayor David Holt.

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Hawks no more: Fiscal conservatives embrace rescue package

NEW YORK (AP) — Republicans who have spent the past decade howling about the danger of ballooning deficits embraced the...

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Confirmed COVID-19 cases up to 377 in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Saturday there are now 377 confirmed coronavirus cases in Oklahoma.

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How to prep for and spend your government relief check

The coronavirus pandemic has upended the lives and finances of millions. A federal relief package aiming to provide payments to...

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Farmworkers key to keeping US fed are wary of virus spread

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Salvador Calzadillas isn't worried about catching the coronavirus when he's picking mandarin oranges...

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Analysis: Virus pulls federalism debate into 21st Century

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flu pandemic was ravaging the world, killing indiscriminately in almost every country, including more than...

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On Wall Street, some optimism penetrates the uncertainty

Stocks rallied this week as Washington acted to provide $2.2 trillion of relief to an economy shocked by the coronavirus...

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Trump boosts virus aid, warns governors to be 'appreciative'

WASHINGTON (AP) — After days of desperate pleas from the nation’s governors, President Donald Trump took a round of steps to...

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Living outside lockdown: Barbers, beauty shops still open

ELGIN, S.C. (AP) — With South Carolina's first coronavirus hot spot just a short jaunt up the highway, Johellen Lee hadn't been...

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Virus coordinator Birx is Trump's data-whisperer

WASHINGTON (AP) — For many in the public health and political worlds, Dr. Deborah Birx is the sober scientist advising an...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Mike Nunley is shut out of his wife's assisted-living facility, but it hasn't stopped his visits

BETHANY — Mike Nunley walked up to the glass doors but did not reach for the handle. He knew he wasn't allowed inside, and a...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Groups call on Stitt to implement recommendations to keep Oklahoma inmates, correctional staff safe

Nine organizations are calling on Gov. Kevin Stitt to take steps they believe will help protect Oklahoma’s correctional...

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Oklahoma gaming tribes outraged over letter from Gov. Stitt's attorney

A letter from an outside law firm representing Gov. Kevin Stitt has reignited a firestorm of controversy within Oklahoma's...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State Supreme Court orders closure of county courthouses to the public

All of Oklahoma’s county courthouses will close to the public to help slow the spread of COVID-19 after a Friday order from the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma infections keep climbing as national aid package passes

As President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill in an Oval Office ceremony on Friday...

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Oklahomans in U.S. House praise $2 trillion relief bill

All five Oklahomans in the U.S. House praised the $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill after its passage on Friday, saying it...

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Live updates: Oklahoma coronavirus cases now 429; 16 dead

Follow along here for up-to-the-minute coverage of the spread of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

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Keeping your distance no problem in House virus debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — They sprayed. They wiped. At least two donned gloves.Politicians love to promise to clean house in...

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GOP's Massie outrages House, Trump by seeking to stall vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Thomas Massie has always gone his own way in Congress, ever since he first ran for office inspired by a...

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Highlights of Trump-signed $2.2T economic relief package

WASHINGTON (AP) — Highlights of a $2.2 trillion package to help businesses, workers and a health care system staggered by the...

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Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law after swift and...

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Congress locks Trump oversight into $2.2 trillion package

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared that "I'll be the oversight" as lawmakers were in the final days of drafting...

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California has surge of virus cases that threatens hospitals

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The surge of coronavirus cases in California that health officials have warned was coming has arrived and...

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Ski vacation hot spot becomes virus ground zero in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A scenic Idaho county known as a ski-vacation haven for celebrities and the wealthy has a new, more dubious...

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As virus toll mounts in NY, more hospitals sought

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's battle to keep its hospitals from being overwhelmed by the coronavirus outbreak is entering a...

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'The day the music died': Coronavirus tests New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — There were the great fires of 1788 and 1794 and the multiple yellow fever outbreaks of the 1800s. Hurricane...

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States impose new restrictions on travelers from New York

BOSTON (AP) — States are pulling back the welcome mat for travelers from the New York area, which is the epicenter of the...

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Shop sells 'hundreds' of doughnuts starring Dr. Fauci's face

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York doughnut shop is featuring the likeness of the doctor leading the country's battle...

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Trump seeks to force General Motors to produce ventilators

DETROIT (AP) — President Donald Trump issued an order Friday that seeks to force General Motors to produce ventilators for...

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California restaurants say 30% to close without state aid

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As many as 30,000 California restaurants could close permanently because of coronavirus restrictions that...

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Governor's office clarifies executive order to include abortions

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt issued an executive order suspending all elective surgeries. On Friday, his office clarified that...

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National bills coming due, with risk; consumers see it, too

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments...

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Outside hard-hit nursing home, staffers find nervous public

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — They can't get taxis or child care. Two were refused service at a gas station. Another's trip to a...

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Handling mail amid coronavirus: Low risk but wash your hands

Kathy Payne has a routine: She wipes down the trays holding the mail she’s about to deliver. She puts on gloves to sort the...

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Oklahoma governor halts abortions amid virus outbreak

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Abortions will be prohibited in Oklahoma under the state's ban on elective surgeries during the...

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Judge mulls request to release migrant children over virus

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Friday said she doesn't want a sudden, large-scale release of immigrant children from...

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OKC schools serve 82,000 meals in 1st week of closures

Oklahoma City Public Schools has served 82,373 meals in its first week of grab-and-go service. The school district distributed...

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Closed caskets, empty chairs at funeral home in virus center

NEW YORK (AP) — The caskets are often closed these days, the chairs for mourners largely empty at the Gerard J. Neufeld Inc....

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Confirmed coronavirus infections top 100,000 in US, deaths at over 1,500, according to Johns Hopkins University tally

NEW YORK (AP) — Confirmed coronavirus infections top 100,000 in US, deaths at over 1,500, according to Johns Hopkins University...

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Coronavirus deals one-two financial punch to state budgets

The coronavirus is pounding state governments with a financial one-two punch, costing them millions to try to contain the...

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AP PHOTOS: Masks, disinfectant the new normal for commuters

Even in normal times, public transportation is an easy place to get sick: Commuters jostle each other, breathe the same air in...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Edmond closes city playgrounds

EDMOND — The City of Edmond closed all of its public park playgrounds at 4 p.m. Friday. The playgrounds will remain closed to...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Edmond temporarily adjusting Citylink routes

EDMOND — Due to low ridership and safety concerns, adjustments are being made to all Citylink routes beginning Monday. •...

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Faith leaders grapple with funerals amid global pandemic

(RNS) — For Menaka Kannan, it was bad enough when she heard that a fellow member of New York City’s Baha’i community had...

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Water shutoffs in sharp focus amid coronavirus outbreak

DETROIT (AP) — The advice is simple and universal: Washing your hands with soap and water is one of the most effective ways to...

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Oprah on coronavirus: 'Playing it as safe as I possibly can'

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey says she’s playing it safe when it comes to the rapidly spreading coronavirus.The 66-year-old...

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Maine sail-maintenance shop turns to sewing medical masks

NEW YORK (AP) — On the coast of Maine, Eric Baldwin and his staff of two usually spend their days selling, repairing and...

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Meadows toggles between legislator, White House roles

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it came time to heave the largest aid package in U.S. history over the finish line, Republican Rep. Mark...

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Coronavirus cases hit 2 largest US cities differently

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles recorded its first case of coronavirus five weeks before New York City, yet it's New York that...

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Canada to cover up to 75 percent of salaries for businesses

TORONTO (AP) — Canada is increasing a payroll subsidy to small- and medium-sized businesses to now cover up to 75 percent of...

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IMF head says global economy now in recession

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the International Monetary Fund said Friday it is clear that the global economy has now entered a...

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Are gun shops 'essential' businesses during a pandemic?

In some parts of the U.S., authorities say gun shops aren't essential businesses and should close during stay-at-home orders...

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Oklahoma native and Grammy-winning country star Joe Diffie tests positive for the coronavirus

A Tulsa native who attended Velma-Alma High School, his hits include “John Deere Green,” “Third Rock From The Sun,” “Pickup...

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Country singer Joe Diffie tests positive for coronavirus

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A publicist for Joe Diffie says the country singer has tested positive for COVID-19.Scott Adkins...

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Federal prisons struggle to combat growing COVID-19 fears

WASHINGTON (AP) — When a federal correction officer geared up for duty recently at a Florida prison complex, he added an N95...

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For seniors, isolation changes life in varied, nuanced ways

One remembers the polio epidemic and the hardships of World War II. One is stoic about it all — because, he says, he's already...

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Hawaii telescope protesters leave camp due to virus concerns

HONOLULU (AP) — Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope project on Hawaii's Big Island have pulled out of their camp due to...

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Stars of 'Contagion' reunite for a PSA

NEW YORK (AP) — The stars of the 2011 virus thriller “Contagion” — a prescient film these days — have reunited for a series of...

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U of Rochester, ex-professors settle retaliation claims

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The University of Rochester will pay $9.4 million to settle a lawsuit brought by nine former professors...

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Officials: Marijuana dispensaries can offer curbside pickup

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma medical marijuana dispensaries are prohibited from delivering during the new coronavirus...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Gov. Stitt holds press conference

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt addresses the latest developments surrounding coronavirus in Oklahoma. Watch the press...

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For nursing homes, symptoms aren't enough to tell who's sick

SEATTLE (AP) — An investigation at a Seattle-area nursing home concluded that symptoms aren't enough to identify who is...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: NorthCare ready to expand mental health services during pandemic

Officials with NorthCare in Oklahoma City say the organization is prepared to ramp up mental health services as more...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Fairgrounds testing site only for high-risk people with physician referral

The Oklahoma City-County Health Department is conducting COVID-19 testing at a site at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds but only...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Words of wisdom come from U.S. Grant athlete

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Words of wisdom come from U.S. Grant athlete

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Restaurants, trying to stay afloat, revamp menus, operations

CINCINNATI (AP) — In the battle to keep their New York City restaurant going despite sharp restrictions during the coronavirus...

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Confirmed COVID-19 cases up to 322 in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Friday there are now 322 confirmed coronavirus cases in Oklahoma

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VIRUS DIARY: Walking, alone, on streets built for crowds

NEW YORK (AP) — How long has it been — two weeks, three weeks — since life began to change, day by day, as the coronavirus...

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Kristen Bell hosts Nick pandemic special for kids, families

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kristen Bell is hosting a Nickelodeon special with a “kid’s-eye view” of the coronavirus pandemic to address...

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US consumer spending up modest 0.2% in February

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans increased their spending by a modest amount in February but the expectation is that spending will...

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Hern sole member of state delegation to vote on aid package after unanimous Senate passage

Only one of Oklahoma’s five U.S. House members is expected to vote Friday on the estimated $2 trillion package to help...

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Consumer spending edges up slight 0.2% in February but declines expected as virus spreads

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer spending edges up slight 0.2% in February but declines expected as virus spreads.

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A few miles away yet worlds apart, 2 families wait out virus

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One week in isolation. Two families. Only a few miles away, yet a world apart.For San Francisco lawyer...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: 'I would hate to be in a shelter with this going on'

Crouched next to a napping dog and near a plastic wash tub of dirty water Wednesday along W California Avenue, a man who...

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Washington set to deliver $2.2 trillion virus rescue bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — With rare bipartisanship and speed, Washington is about to deliver massive, unprecedented legislation to...

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Appeals grow to close US national parks during pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is sticking with its crowd-friendly waiver of entrance fees at national parks during...

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Couples in quarantine: Stress, anxiety, fear of the unknown

The 60-something husband works in the food industry and still insists upon leaving every day for work, saying he needs to keep...

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WEEK AHEAD

LOUNGING TULSA — Mercury Lounge, 1747 S Boston Ave., is producing a live stream of music from the venue’s stage at 7 p.m....

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On NYC's front lines, health workers worry they will be next

NEW YORK (AP) — A nurse died from coronavirus after working nonstop for weeks at a hospital where staffers frustrated with...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Lupus sufferers fear loss of drug anecdotally touted for COVID-19

Faith Burdette opened her pill bottle as soon as hydroxychloroquine became the subject of a White House coronavirus news...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Lankford talks about stimulus bill

U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, who voted along with 95 other senators late Wednesday for an estimated $2 trillion...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Roughly 200 people at Capitol tested

About 200 people at the Oklahoma state Capitol were tested for COVID-19 on March 17 after a Senate staffer tested positive for...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State makes 'multimillion-dollar' PPE purchase

Oklahoma has made a "multimillion-dollar" private purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) and could have the supplies...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Seven more Norman nursing home residents test positive

NORMAN — Seven more nursing home residents tested positive for COVID-19 but are not experiencing severe symptoms, a trade...

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COVID-19 in Oklahoma: 377 positive cases, 15 dead

View the latest numbers on novel coronavirus cases in Oklahoma.

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A New York doctor's story: 'Too many people are dying alone'

NEW YORK (AP) — As an emergency medicine physician in New York City, Dr. Kamini Doobay has always known that death is part of...

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Virus relief package could help Trump, Kushner businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The $2 trillion legislative package moving through Congress to shore up the U.S. economy devastated by the...

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Trump says feds developing new guidelines for virus risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says that federal officials are developing guidelines to rate counties by risk of...

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Canada urges US not to put troops at border during pandemic

TORONTO (AP) — Canada said Thursday it told the Trump administration that a proposal to put troops at the U.S.-Canada border...

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Trump's push to open economy could come at cost of lives

WASHINGTON (AP) — The contrast could hardly be more stark. Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York has said that if all of his sweeping,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State ramping up to process 2,000 tests per day, Stitt says

A week after declaring Oklahoma critically low on materials to test for COVID-19, Gov. Kevin Stitt said Thursday that the state...

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Flatter or fight? Governors seeking help must navigate Trump

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — At first, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker tried to play nice. He limited criticisms of the federal...

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Citing virus, EPA has stopped enforcing environmental laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday abruptly waived enforcement on a range of legally mandated...

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A new beat for police across US: Enforcing social distance

NEW YORK (AP) — In New York City, they've started dismantling basketball hoops to prevent people from gathering in parks and...

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Price-gouging allegation leaves 750,000 face masks in limbo

HOUSTON (AP) — The state of Texas sued a Houston auctioneer on Thursday after halting an auction of 750,000 medical-grade and...

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Taylor Swift surprises some of her fans with money donations

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the...

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'Let Hope Rise: Together In Prayer for Oklahoma' to be held Thursday night

The event, hosted by the Rev. Michael Todd, will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Transformation Church in Tulsa, where Todd is pastor.

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Ethanol plants seek rule changes to resupply hand sanitizer

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As hospitals and nursing homes desperately search for hand sanitizer amid the coronavirus outbreak,...

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Deja vu: LA County sheriff closes gun shops again

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the second time this week, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has ordered gun shops to close, a...

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Oklahoma governor's cabinet member tests positive for virus

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A member of Gov. Kevin Stitt's cabinet is among the 84 new coronavirus cases reported Thursday in...

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US could get stake in airlines in exchange for virus grants

The Trump administration is raising the possibility of the government getting ownership stakes in U.S. airlines in exchange for...

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3 migrant children in US custody test positive for virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three immigrant children in U.S. government custody at a New York facility have tested positive for the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Listen to The Oklahoman's daily COVID-19 podcast

Welcome to the home of The Oklahoman's daily podcast dedicated to informing readers about the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

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U.S. passes Italy, China as nation with the most confirmed cases of COVID-19

The U.S. surged past China and Italy to become the planet's most infected nation Thursday, a stark milestone in the coronavirus...

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A running guide to local dining during the ongoing pandemic

The Oklahoman's Food Dude, Dave Cathey, writes about how food-service professionals are coping with service during the COVID-19...

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Violations of 'safer-at-home' order can result in misdemeanor, AG says

Hunter urged law enforcement officers to take a gentler approach whenever possible.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Central Oklahoma chapter of American Historical Society of Germans from Russia suspend meetings

The central Oklahoma chapter of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia will not meet again until further notice...

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US now leads world in number of confirmed coronavirus cases, according to Johns Hopkins University tally

NEW YORK (AP) — US now leads world in number of confirmed coronavirus cases, according to Johns Hopkins University tally.

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Space Force launches its 1st mission with virus precautions

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The newly established U.S. Space Force launched its first national security satellite Thursday with...

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McDonald’s pulls all-day breakfast menu to ‘simplify operations’ amid coronavirus pandemic

McDonald’s is temporarily pulling its coveted all-day breakfast menu to streamline operations as the coronavirus pandemic...

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Deaths, hospitalizations up in stark sign of virus' reach

NEW YORK (AP) — New York once again saw a spike in the number of deaths and hospitalizations related to the coronavirus, a...

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Trump says he will visit Norfolk, Va., Saturday to see off Navy hospital ship heading to New York to aid virus response

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says he will visit Norfolk, Va., Saturday to see off Navy hospital ship heading to New York to aid...

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Two deaths tied to California cruise ship, with few tested

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two men who traveled on a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship stalled for days off the California coast have...

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Q&A: How can the huge congressional aid package help you?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to approve an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package that will provide...

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Despite coronavirus, millions of workers can’t stay home. Are they safe?

Whatever the job, there is one thing many of those workers have in common – they don’t feel safe, and they are clashing with...

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Lawyers, judges push to close immigration courts amid virus

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Immigration attorneys have sported swim goggles and masks borrowed from friends to meet with clients in...

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Klobuchar's husband back home after virus hospitalization

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar's husband has been released from a hospital where he was being treated for low...

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74,000 Floridians seek benefits, critics demand reform

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — More than 74,000 Floridians applied for unemployment benefits last week, a tenfold increase from the...

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Congress' relief bill would vastly expand unemployment aid

NEW YORK (AP) — With record-high numbers of Americans seeking unemployment benefits after losing their jobs because of the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Chickasaw Nation extends business closures due to coronavirus

Chickasaw Nation casinos and offices will remain closed through April 15 due to the global coronavirus pandemic, Chickasaw Gov....

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Signet Jewelers, Bristol-Myers rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Thursday:Micron Technology Inc., up $2.29 to $44.79.The...

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If you don't laugh, you cry: Coping with virus through humor

BOSTON (AP) — Neil Diamond posts a fireside rendition of "Sweet Caroline" with its familiar lyrics tweaked to say, "Hands ......

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma County to waive penalties, interest for late property tax payments

The deadline was March 31, but late payments will be accepted without penalties until April 30.

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What's in store: Groceries installing barriers amid outbreak

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — Grocery stores across the U.S. are installing protective plastic shields at checkouts to help keep...

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Stocks surge again on Wall Street after Senate passes coronavirus aid bill, bringing S&P 500 index up 17% since Monday

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks surge again on Wall Street after Senate passes coronavirus aid bill, bringing S&P 500 index up 17% since...

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US hospitals rush to find beds for surge of virus patients

SEATTLE (AP) — With her due date fast approaching, Kelly McCarty packed a bag with nursing tops, a robe, slippers and granola...

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DC officials: Relief bill cheats Washington of $700 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in the nation's capital lashed out Thursday at the $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic relief...

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Home internet jammed up? Try these steps before upgrading

With so much of the U.S. workforce — and their families — now cooped up at home to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus,...

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VIRUS DIARY: `When are we going to the playground, Mama?'

OAKLAND, California (AP) — "When are we going to the playground, Mama?" she asks again today, like she did yesterday and the...

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Trump, eyeing easing of guidelines, says feds to offer categorizing counties by high, medium, low risk of virus spread

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump, eyeing easing of guidelines, says feds to offer categorizing counties by high, medium, low risk of...

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Highlights of Congress' $2.2 trillion virus relief package

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some highlights of a $2.2 trillion package to help businesses, workers and a health care system staggered by...

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Trump has megaphone, but states control virus shutdowns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has the biggest megaphone, but it's governors and local officials who will decide when...

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Democracy in overtime: Candidates await virus-delayed votes

CINCINNATI (AP) — Political campaigns in some U.S. states have been switching gears or are in limbo awaiting decisions on...

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Autism diagnosis more common in the US as racial gap closes

NEW YORK (AP) — Autism has grown slightly more common in the U.S., but a gap in diagnosis of white and black kids has...

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The Latest: Caterpillar, Deere profits to feel virus impact

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the action in the financial markets (all times local):1:15 p.m.Agricultural and heavy equipment...

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Golden Globes amend eligibility rules due to virus

NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Globes will accept movies submissions without a theatrical release for the first time due to the...

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Sweet: Peeps production stops, but Easter is taken care of

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — No more Peeps are being hatched for at least a couple of weeks — but it shouldn't affect Easter...

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Confirmed COVID-19 cases up to 248 in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Thursday there are now 248 confirmed coronavirus cases in Oklahoma.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahomans are contributing much-needed medical masks as hospitals run short

Tiffany Cunningham saw the call for help on Facebook, dusted off her old sewing machine and got to work. It didn’t take long...

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Dreaming of lottery riches? Virus could cut jackpots

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hoping to escape all the coronavirus-caused economic uncertainty by winning a giant lottery...

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Restaurant growth screeches to a halt amid pandemic shutdown

The virus pandemic gripping the nation is slamming the restaurant industry after years of steady growth amid the longest...

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Speaker Pelosi: $2.2T coronavirus economic relief bill will pass House on Friday 'with strong bipartisan support'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Pelosi: $2.2T coronavirus economic relief bill will pass House on Friday 'with strong bipartisan...

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Many businesses cautious about restarting economy amid virus

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — President Donald Trump wants the country open for business by mid-April, but some experts warn it's not...

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Smaller communities prepare for onslaught of virus patients

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — It started with an infected person from out of town who attended a funeral. Now the largest hospital in...

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Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and more to perform on 'ACM Presents: Our Country'

The new two-hour special is filling the time slot reserved for this year's Academy of Country Music Awards, as the awards show...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: What businesses are essential?

Gov. Kevin Stitt has given more details on what businesses in 27 counties must close by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday.

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US economy grew at 2.1% rate in fourth quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy grew by a moderate 2.1% in the fourth quarter of last year, but many economists believe that will...

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Fed chair Powell says will provide nearly unlimited lending

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerome Powell says the Federal Reserve would provide essentially unlimited lending to support the economy as...

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US unemployment claims soar to 3.3 million -- quadrupling record from 1982 -- as layoffs from coronavirus engulf economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — US unemployment claims soar to 3.3 million -- quadrupling record from 1982 -- as layoffs from coronavirus...

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Multiple Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally dies at 81

NEW YORK (AP) — Terrence McNally, one of America’s great playwrights whose prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Sen. Inhofe arranges flight out of Kenya for stranded mission workers as country prepared to close its borders

Six frazzled Oklahomans are self-quarantining in their homes after Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe arranged a special flight out of...

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#ThrowbackThursday: Social distancing not novel idea

We are running a #ThrowbackThursday image each week, showcasing Oklahoma’s history. Be sure to follow us on Twitter...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Stay off playground equipment

Liquor stores deemed essential business Liquor stores in Oklahoma are exempt from the governor's closure order, a state...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Disaster loans now available through SBA

As of March 20, the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved an Economic Injury Disaster Loan Declaration for all of...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoman columnist recognizes some 'non-essential' businesses may be more essential than they seem

Edmond hairstylists Jeff and Sarah Patton were cutting and coloring like crazy Wednesday, trying to serve as many customers as...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Kansas county on Oklahoma border concerned about cross-state travelers

Cowley County, Kansas, has no confirmed cases of the coronavirus, and officials there want to keep their county virus-free. But...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Public schools move to distance learning

Oklahoma’s 700,000 public school students will navigate education at home, as school districts follow a state order to...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Audit stalls distribution of needed medical equipment

State medical providers have been told the distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is being delayed until an audit...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Death toll, infections rise but more efficient testing on the way

Oklahoma saw its biggest jump yet in the number of people infected on Wednesday while the number of deaths in the state doubled...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Second nursing home resident dies

NORMAN — A second resident of a nursing home here has died after being hospitalized for COVID-19 symptoms. "Our hearts and...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Doctors, nurses may have to use expired equipment

The head of the Oklahoma medical association expressed frustration Wednesday that physicians might have to use expired...

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Mormon church suspends temple activities over virus

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is suspending all temple activity due to concerns over...

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Trump's Easter goal in war on virus a nod to faith, business

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s “beautiful” idea to reopen the U.S. economy by Easter Sunday and pack church pews...

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Fears for civil rights mount amid fight against coronavirus

CHICAGO (AP) — The orders seem prudent in the bid to thwart the spread of the novel coronavirus: Don't go out, don't gather...

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Senate passes $2.2 trillion economic rescue package in response to coronavirus pandemic; House vote Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate passes $2.2 trillion economic rescue package in response to coronavirus pandemic; House vote Friday.

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Senate passes $2.2 trillion economic rescue package in response to coronavirus pandemic; House vote later this week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate passes $2.2 trillion economic rescue package in response to coronavirus pandemic; House vote later...

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Biden calls for 'meticulous oversight' of virus aid package

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Wednesday that the congressional aid package addressing the...

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Johns Hopkins University tally shows US death toll from coronavirus surpasses 1,000

NEW YORK (AP) — Johns Hopkins University tally shows US death toll from coronavirus surpasses 1,000.

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Canada imposes mandatory self-isolation for those returning

TORONTO (AP) — Canada imposed mandatory self-isolation Wednesday for those returning to Canada under the Quarantine Act.Deputy...

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is suspending all temple activity due to concerns over the coronavirus.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is suspending all temple activity due to concerns over...

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Abortion providers sue Texas over virus outbreak order

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Planned Parenthood joined other abortion providers Wednesday in suing Texas over moving to ban abortions...

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US reaches 1,000 deaths in coronavirus crisis

The death toll in the United States topped 1,000 on Wednesday night as the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the...

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California governor: 5 big banks suspend mortgage payments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Five of the nation's largest banks have agreed to temporarily suspend residential mortgage payments...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC Zoo launches red panda cam live stream

The Zoo’s red panda cam will stream live daily through May 1, with optimal viewing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting.

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Birx tells grandmother's story in social distancing plea

Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force, took a personal tact on Wednesday as she made her...

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FBI: Bomb suspect dead after warrant served near Kansas City

BELTON, Mo. (AP) — A man fatally injured by the FBI was planning a bomb attack on a medical facility in the Kansas City area,...

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How Oklahomans are helping others get through these tough times.

Getting through this pandemic takes a little help from friends.

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Florida governor's coronavirus dilemma: health vs. economy

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has been walking a tightrope for weeks during the coronavirus crisis,...

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Governor urges Falwell to rethink welcoming students

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Virginia's governor asked Liberty University President Jerry Falwell...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Stitt announces 'safer-at-home' policy

The policy will require the state's most vulnerable populations remain at home until April 30.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Midwest City updates emergency ordinance

MIDWEST CITY — The Midwest City City Council has passed an updated emergency ordinance during its third emergency meeting...

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Airlines, others to benefit from $2 trillion rescue bill

The White House and Senate leaders agreed early Wednesday on a $2 trillion economic rescue package, the largest in the...

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First known US youth coronavirus death: Minor dies after testing positive in Los Angeles County

A youth under the age of 18 has become the first minor in the U.S. to die in the COVID-19 pandemic, Los Angeles County health...

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Experts ponder causes of New York's 'breathtaking' outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) — How did the coronavirus outbreak get so bad in New York?It's likely a combination of its size, how crowded it...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: City of Yukon buildings to close to public through April 14

YUKON — The City of Yukon will close its buildings to the public, with the exception of police and municipal court buildings,...

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UN chief says some warring groups heed call for cease-fires

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday welcomed calls by some groups for immediate...

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Chicago uses hotels for quarantine to ease hospital demand

CHICAGO (AP) — Hours before his first shift cooking for people with mild cases of COVID-19 who are being quarantined in a...

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The US is confronting coronavirus without the CDC. It’s ‘like fighting with one hand tied behind your back,’ ex-director says

The United States’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic is haphazard, uncoordinated and sorely missing the guidance of the U.S....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Liquor stores considered essential

Liquor stores in Oklahoma are exempt from the governor's closure order, a state regulatory agency said Wednesday. Gov. Kevin...

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Preventing coronavirus spread: Walmart, Kroger, Albertsons among grocers adding sneeze guards

Walmart said it has started installing the barriers at pharmacies at Walmart and Sam’s Clubs and will install the guards at...

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PG&E's falling stock price worries fire victims eyeing deal

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The stock market turmoil triggered by the coronavirus pandemic is raising worries that Pacific Gas &...

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Pennsylvania lawmakers vote to delay primary election

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers voted Wednesday to delay the state's primary election by five weeks to June 2,...

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James Taylor and his wife donate $1M to Boston hospital

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the...

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The Latest: Ford shares up 34% in two days amid stock rally

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the action in the financial markets (all times local):4:45 p.m.Shares of Ford Motor Co. shot up...

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Virus bill sends $400 million to help states with elections

ATLANTA (AP) — States could receive $400 million in federal funds to help them navigate the significant disruption to U.S....

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Deferred student loans and who gets money: More details of Senate coronavirus aid released

Senate leaders released more of its toplines on a $2 trillion emergency package to help Americans and businesses hurt by the...

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With social distancing practices encouraged and the numbers of those testing positive for coronavirus rising, is it still safe to donate blood?

With social distancing practices encouraged and the numbers of those testing positive for coronavirus rising, is it still safe...

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Primary purgatory with no 12th Democratic debate on horizon

ATLANTA (AP) — There is no 12th Democratic presidential debate on the horizon now that the nominating process is in a holding...

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Drugmaker backpedals on specialty status for COVID-19 drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing public criticism, the maker of a promising coronavirus drug said Wednesday it will waive a special...

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Watch live: White House addresses coronavirus outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — Partial highlights of a roughly $2 trillion package to rush aid to businesses, workers and a health care...

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Global pandemic postpones this year's glitzy Tony Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — With Broadway shuttered amid the coronavirus pandemic, producers of the annual Tony Awards have postponed this...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State Board of Education votes to keep school buildings closed, canceling remaining spring sports

Oklahoma high school sports are finished for the 2019-20 school year.The state's department of education announced Wednesday it...

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Publix stores to have barriers for cashiers as virus spreads

MIAMI (AP) — Florida-based grocery chain Publix announced it will install plexiglass barriers to protect its cashiers, joining...

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Rural America watches pandemic erupt in cities as fear grows

DUFUR, Ore. (AP) — The social distancing rules repeated like a mantra in America's urban centers, where the coronavirus is...

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Aetna waives patient payments for coronavirus hospital stays

One of the nation’s biggest health insures is waiving patient payments for hospital stays tied to the coronavirus.CVS Health’s...

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Oklahoma schools closed as state coronavirus infections rise

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Board of Education voted Wednesday to close public schools statewide for the remainder...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Hideaway Pizza launches home film contest

Hideaway Pizza will be awarding free pizza for a year and other prizes to those who enter by posting their creative videos to...

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Census address work succeeded despite trouble hiring staff

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Even though the U.S. Census Bureau had trouble finding workers for its massive address-verification work...

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Two Oklahoma County deaths were males, one under 50

Two people in Oklahoma County have died from COVID-19, the first deaths in the state’s most populous county, according to the...

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Elton John to host TV, radio concert as coronavirus antidote

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elton John is hosting a “living room” concert aimed at bolstering American spirits during the coronavirus...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Edmond City Council issues amended Declaration of Emergency

EDMOND — The Edmond City Council has adopted an amended Declaration of Emergency related to the community spread of COVID-19....

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Confirmed COVID-19 cases up to 164 in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Wednesday there are now 164 confirmed coronavirus cases in Oklahoma.

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Veterinarians donate vital supplies to coronavirus fight

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Veterinary hospitals are donating breathing machines, masks, gowns and other vital equipment and supplies...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: House legislator tests positive

At least five people who work at Oklahoma's state Capitol have tested positive for COVID-19.

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US Sen. Cramer apologizes for offensive term about Pelosi

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer apologized Wednesday for a late-night tweet in which he used an offensive...

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Of America and sacrifice: Is the country ready to step up?

WASHINGTON (AP) — For most Americans alive today, the idea of shared national sacrifice is a collective abstraction, a memory...

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Stocks open mostly higher on Wall Street after a deal is reached on $2 trillion to fight damage from the coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks open mostly higher on Wall Street after a deal is reached on $2 trillion to fight damage from the...

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Orders to US factories for big-ticket manufactured goods rose 1.2% in February before coronavirus struck with force

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to US factories for big-ticket manufactured goods rose 1.2% in February before coronavirus struck with...

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Britain's Prince Charles tests positive for new coronavirus

LONDON (AP) —Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his office said...

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Coronavirus briefings are the new campaign rallies for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a new daily ritual now that the pandemic has put the kibosh on the signature...

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Children's Advocacy Centers of Oklahoma names new executive director

Children’s Advocacy Centers of Oklahoma has named Carrie Little as its executive director. Little has more than 19 years of...

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Jackson estate gives to Broadway, Vegas needy amid outbreak

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Michael Jackson estate is donating $300,000 to help entertainment industry workers on Broadway, the...

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Applicants sought for scholarship; students with hearing loss may apply

Students with hearing loss who will be attending higher education this fall may apply for scholarships being offered by the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Real estate deals are drying up

A fitness center about to move in as a tenant at Market Place Shopping Center was one of the first metro-area businesses hit by...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Attorney general warns of fake COVID-19 tests

Fake COVID-19 tests warning issued Oklahoma's attorney general has issued an alert after receiving reports of scammers selling...

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Trump, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented...

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Pantry likely to be a revolving door in weeks to come

The ongoing apocalypse is offering heavy incentives for staying home, which means many of you are going to have to dust off...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Stitt predicts thousands of COVID-19 cases

Under mounting pressure to take bolder action, Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday ordered non-essential business closures in counties...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: DHS caseworker tests positive

NORMAN — A Department of Human Services caseworker who recently tested positive for COVID-19 experienced symptoms during...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Nursing home resident in Norman dies after testing positive

NORMAN — A nursing home resident — identified only as a woman in her 60s — has died after being hospitalized for COVID-19. A...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State senator, two House employees test positive for COVID-19

State Sen. Paul Rosino, who represents parts of southwest Oklahoma City and Mustang, tested positive for COVID-19 and is...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Gov. Stitt announces stricter coronavirus regulations

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday took greater steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Saying Oklahoma could have more than 500...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tips on mangaing time with family at home

For most people in Oklahoma, spring break would have been over by this week. With kids still home from school and many parents...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Norman mayor announces stay at home order

NORMAN — Mayor Breea Clark announced a stay at home order for residents effective at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday to combat the spread...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tribes sue insurance companies over business interruption coverage

The Chickasaw and Choctaw nations filed separate lawsuits against several insurance companies Tuesday seeking judicial rulings...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Over 200 nonviolent offenders released from Oklahoma County jail to limit COVID-19 spread

Over 200 nonviolent, low-level offenders have been released from the Oklahoma County jail as officials attempt to limit the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Parents keeping it simple when talking to kids about COVID-19

Rudy Gobert’s name has been associated a lot with the COVID-19 pandemic, and in Royce and Keri Young’s house, Gobert’s name...

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Brain injuries require treatment, possible compensation

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. What does the term “brain injury” mean? Brain injuries can run the gamut from relatively...

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OKC Amazon employee found with coronavirus

Amazon said an employee at Oklahoma City's sort center has COVID-19, and is receiving medical care while recovering in...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Acts of kindness amid pandemic

With all the pandemic stories coming from the White House and on social media, it'd be easy to focus solely on the bad news....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Nonprofit programs continue to deliver food, attention to homebound adults

Loveda Kennedy and her daughter Belle, 12, recently joined forces to drop off hot meals to El Reno senior adults. The Okarche...

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They already had an anxiety disorder. Now comes a pandemic.

NEW YORK (AP) — At first, Jonathon Seidl wasn't worried about the coronavirus despite his anxiety disorder. But that...

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Congressional leaders, White House reach deal on massive coronavirus relief package

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders, White House reach deal on massive coronavirus relief package.

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Boy, 17, with coronavirus dies as cases surge in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County health officials backtracked Tuesday on their announcement that a child died from...

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Trump hoping to see US economy reopened by Easter amid virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he is hoping the United States will be reopened by Easter as he weighs how to...

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In pandemic, rumors of martial law fly despite reassurances

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans have been ordered to stay home. Businesses and schools are shuttered. And National Guard...

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'Cacophony of coughing': Inside NYC's virus-besieged ERs

NEW YORK (AP) — A “cacophony of coughing” in packed emergency rooms. Beds squeezed in wherever there is space. Overworked,...

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LA sheriff clashes with county lawyer over closing gun shops

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County sheriff said Tuesday gun shops are not essential businesses and ordered deputies to...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Doctors, nurses, hospitals, dentists say Stitt efforts fall short

Oklahoma’s doctors, dentists, nurses, hospitals and other health care providers said Gov. Kevin Stitt should have gone further...

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Potential coronavirus treatment granted rare disease status

WASHINGTON (AP) — The pharmaceutical giant that makes a promising coronavirus drug has registered it as a rare disease...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Duncan's Chisholm Trail Heritage Center closes to the public

All public activities, including school tours and field trips, are currently on hold until it is safe to re-open.

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'A bullet train': Virus peak may come soon, swamp hospitals

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo sounded his most dire warning yet about the coronavirus pandemic Tuesday, saying the...

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Oklahoma governor shutters more businesses as virus spreads

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday ordered non-essential businesses to shut down and directed elderly and...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra reschedules April concert

Tickets that have already been purchased will be honored for the rescheduled date.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Two House employees test positive for COVID-19

Two employees with the Oklahoma House of Representatives tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

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Virus outbreak halts damaged Wisconsin refinery rebuilding

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — Husky Energy has suspended rebuilding its oil refinery in Superior, Wisconsin, that was damaged by an...

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Mayor: Liberty U. 'reckless' to let students back amid virus

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Officials in Lynchburg, Virginia, said Tuesday they were fielding complaints about the hundreds of...

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2 more publishers withdraw from BookExpo convention

NEW YORK (AP) — Three of the top five publishers in the U.S. will not be attending BookExpo, the industry's national...

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Trump to use wartime act to ease shortage of coronavirus test kits, FEMA says

The Trump administration was expected to start wielding its powers under theDefense Production Act for the first time Tuesday...

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'Imaginary clock': Governors reject Trump's virus timeline

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Governors across the nation on Tuesday rejected President Donald Trump's new accelerated timeline for...

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Parks officials answer crowding with closures to fight virus

CHEYENNE, Wyoming (AP) — Three of America's best-known national parks — Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Great Smoky Mountains —...

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Fed to suspend some bank supervision during viral outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said it will suspend some of its bank supervisory activities to give banks more leeway...

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Costco adds twice-weekly senior hour, beginning this week, to help meet coronavirus shopping demands

Costco Wholesale Club is starting a twice-weekly senior shopping hour amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Fitness enthusiasts think outside the gym during coronavirus

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Steve LaTart in Minnesota is thinking of installing a space heater in his basement to recreate the...

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Tricksters in white lab coats and phishing emails: Be wary of coronavirus-related scams, officials warn

Police and government officials nationwide are warning residents to be wary of potential coronavirus-related scams that target...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Mobile emergency rooms are being set up to screen patients for COVID-19

Mobile emergency rooms are being set up near the emergency room entrance at the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City to screen...

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Malfunctioning EpiPens could harm patients, companies say

U.S. regulators on Tuesday warned the public about malfunctions involving some EpiPens, the emergency injectors for severe...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OU Medicine prepares mobile emergency rooms for COVID-19 screening

OU Medicine is preparing mobile emergency rooms, located near the Emergency Room entrance of OU Medical Center, 700 NE 13 St.,...

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6 things to know if you’re living with someone who has coronavirus, or think you might be

The odds are this will happen to many of us. But we know how to minimize risk for you, your family, roommates and anyone coming...

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Biden's challenge: Breaking through with virus response

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is working to reassert himself in national politics three weeks after taking command of the...

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White House: Due to spike in infections, people who have recently left New York City should self-quarantine for 14 days

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House: Due to spike in infections, people who have recently left New York City should self-quarantine...

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Oil industry cites virus in seeking broad pollution waivers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday that it’s reviewing a request from the oil and gas industry...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Sunbeam launches telehealth mental health services

Sunbeam Family Services has launched telehealth mental health services to help provide mental health care to Oklahomans....

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Many airline flights nearly empty as virus undercuts travel

Airline service in the United States is teetering on the brink of collapse, with near-empty planes and coronavirus outbreaks...