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22 hrs ago | Denton Record-Chronicle

Late-night recruiting tidbit on a UNT target

DeMarcus Owens, a Guyer cornerback UNT offered a scholarship a while back, has left the program and moved to Oklahoma with his mother.

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Yesterday | BroadwayWorld.com

News Channel 4 - KFOR.com and K9 University Partner to Help Dog Owners

K9 University recently announced that News Channel 4 - KFOR.com and K9 University have entered into an agreement to become KFOR's "Ask The Expert" resource when dealing with dog related matters.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

San Jose Mercury News

The Wire: Russians in firm control; peacekeepers still captive;...

A Ukrainian soldier digs a trench Friday on the outskirts of the southern city of Mariupol in preparation for an expected attack by pro-Russian troops.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin, Israel, Middle East, Oklahoma

ESPN

Lawyer for Sooners' Shannon: OU 'failed' LB

" has been painted in a way that is in no way how he is," an attorney for the player said Friday.

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NOLA.com

Oklahoma penalized for dropping Common Core, newspaper reports

For dropping Common Core , Oklahoma has lost its control over $29 million it gets from the federal Education Department each year, according to a report in the Oklahoman .

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, US Governors, Bobby Jindal, Washington DC

Los Angeles Times

Oklahoma transgender candidate misses making history by 22 votes

Paula Sophia, 48 -- Democrat, author, retired cop and Army veteran -- lost 990 to 968 in a primary runoff for an Oklahoma House seat.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, US News, Transgender, Gay/Lesbian, Oklahoma City University

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Assault charge filed in Oklahoma beating death

Prosecutors have levied additional charges against a man who they say fatally struck a man in the head with a baseball bat at a sports complex.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

Trucks have started making deliveries to a New England supermarket chain just hours after it was announced that the chain's former CEO, whose ouster led to worker walkouts and customer boycotts, had completed a... As Arthur T. Demoulas made a triumphant return Thursday to lead the Market Basket supermarket chain, it was the words of his employees ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, Oklahoma, Violent Crime

WMC-TV Memphis

Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

An Oklahoma death row inmate who died following a problematic execution succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him, an autopsy report released Thursday says.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Prison, Mary Fallin, US Governors

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Feds: No Extension For Oklahoma's Waiver From No Child Left Behind Act

The U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday that it rejected Oklahoma's application for an extension to its waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Mary Fallin, US Governors, Education Etc.

KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

Photo: Oklahomans find Jesus in sky while saying goodbye to landmark

Residents in one Oklahoma town were able to say goodbye to a landmark earlier this month in grand fashion and were treated to a spectacular sight in the sky.

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NewsOK.com

Locking up parents may be worse than previously thought for children's health, report shows

The ripple effects of locking up parents might be even worse than previously thought, at least in regards to children's health, freelance journalist Ryan White reports on his "Children's Health Matters" blog .

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Related Topix: Journalism, Oklahoma

Wed Aug 27, 2014

KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

Former bookkeeper for Okla. electrical contractor faces prison time

A former bookkeeper for an Oklahoma electrical firm is facing 30 months in prison for allegedly embezzling from her employer.

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NewsOK.com

Okla. Education Board creates standards committee

The Oklahoma Board of Education created a steering committee Wednesday to develop the process for replacing Common Core education standards for English and math instruction in the state's public schools.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Oklahoma, Mary Fallin, US Governors

The Wichita Eagle

Oklahoma Joea s takes a Kansas City name

Before the end of the year, the nationally known barbecue restaurant will officially change its name to Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Kansas City, KS, Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Leawood, KS, Olathe, KS

KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

Oklahomans file lawsuit over health concerns, property values against wind energy company

The group says they believe the wind turbines that are planned to be built in their community will have adverse effects on their health and property values.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

Courthouse News Service

Oklahoma Sued for Censoring Execution

Oklahoma prison officials illegally censored access to the botched execution of Clayton Lockett when they drew the blinds to the execution chamber before his death, The Oklahoma Observer claims in court.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Prison, Journalism, Oklahoma State Penitentiary, State Prisons, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Hill

Soldier who helped capture Saddam Hussein wins Okla. GOP runoff

Former Oklahoma state Sen. Steve Russell , a member of the military team that captured Saddam Hussein in Iraq in 2003, has nearly punched his ticket to Congress this fall.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative James Lankford, US News, Oklahoma

The Heartland Institute

Oklahoma Lawsuit Muddles Tax Hikes, Tax Cuts

That was the point. That is what a plain reading of the law says. That is what voters approved at the ballot box 22 years ago.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tax, Mary Fallin, US Governors

Tue Aug 26, 2014

NewsOK.com

Runoff election race results, updates

Voters will decide primary runoff races for Congress, the Oklahoma Legislature and state schools superintendent tonight.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative James Lankford, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK

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