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Oklahoma City -– Every odd-numbered year, recognized political parties in Oklahoma are required to notify the Secretary of the State Election Board whether or not the party will allow registered Independents to vote in its primary elections. State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax announc…

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s Republican governor and the state attorney general filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday, challenging the Defense Department's COVID-19 vaccination mandate for the Oklahoma National Guard.

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Migrants seeking to enter the United States will again have to stay in Mexico as they await immigration hearings, as the Biden administration reluctantly announced plans Thursday to reinstate the Trump-era policy and agreed to Mexico’s conditions for resuming it.

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Introduction from Ellyn Hefner, columnist for The Oklahoma City Sentinel:This month I am sharing a story about the Waiting List. The state of Oklahoma offers services to citizens who have intellectual disabilities to improve their lives. These services are offered INSTEAD of having to go int…

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 In mid-November, President Joe Biden conceded the inflation Americans are experiencing is the result of the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus spending legislation.According to Biden, the reason consumer demand exceeds supply is stimulus funds have given people more money to spend. “It (stimul…

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NEW YORK (AP) — CNN indefinitely suspended anchor Chris Cuomo on Tuesday after details emerged about how he helped his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, to face charges of sexual harassment earlier this year.

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A shortage of certified paramedics has prompted EMSA to employ a new system that allows only EMTs to respond to non-life-threatening and medical transportation calls.The Oklahoma City Council approved the measure on Nov. 23 as part of the the muncipal government’s renewed agreement with EMSA…

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Oklahoma City Council members voted to award City Manager Craig Freeman and two other top administrators 4% raises during its late November meeting.The raise increased Freeman’s annual salary from $257,911 to $268,224, which is a bump of $10,313. Freeman also will receive a 7% car allowance …

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David Holt is seeking a second term as mayor of Oklahoma City, and is well-positioned to reach his goal on Feb. 8.A poll from CHS & Associates, released early last month, found 53 percent of voters are, in the words of the firm’s release “committed to re-electing … Holt as mayor.” As the…

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — When the U.S. government allowed so-called hero pay for frontline workers as a possible use of pandemic relief money, it suggested occupations that could be eligible from farm workers and childcare staff to janitors and truck drivers.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell gambled last year that his ultra-low rate policies would help revive an economy that had sunk deep into a pandemic-induced recession. So far, his bet has mostly paid off.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered 50 million barrels of oil released from the strategic reserve to help bring down energy costs, in coordination with other major energy consuming nations, including China, India and the United Kingdom.

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LYON, France (AP) — In China, she enjoyed the privileges that flowed from being married to a senior member of the governing elite. Her husband was a top police official in the security apparatus that keeps the Communist Party in power, so trusted that China sent him to France to take up a pr…

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TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — As darkness fell, about 250 police officers and city workers swept into a squalid camp for migrants hoping to apply for asylum in the United States. Migrants had to register for credentials or leave. Within hours, those who stayed were surrounded by enough chain-link f…

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Regardless of one’s position on the death penalty, most apparently agree that there are those who deserve it. To that end, there are credible arguments to be made it is just and a deterrent. On the other side, the cost to carry it out, and the fact there are other ways to protect society, ar…

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is among 12 state attorneys general filing a federal lawsuit over the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandates for health care workers.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature convened a special session on Monday to approve new maps for the state's legislative and congressional districts, while hundreds of protesters descended on the Capitol to express their opposition to vaccine mandates.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s top economic adviser expressed confidence Sunday that the White House's $1.85 trillion domestic policy package will quickly pass the House this week and said approval couldn’t come at a more urgent time as prices of consumer goods spike.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will announce steps Monday to improve public safety and justice for Native Americans during the first tribal nations summit since 2016, the White House said.

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As might have been expected -- The 10th U.S. District Court of Appeals in Denver ruled Friday against Julius Jones. Consistent with all appellate rulings emanating on subject from the Federal District Court system. Jones is scheduled to be executed November 18th, 2021.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s $1.85 trillion social spending bill includes a provision that, if it becomes law, would mark the first time the federal government has offered targeted support in response to the decline of local news.

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GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Negotiators at this year's U.N. climate talks in Glasgow appeared to be backing away Friday from a call to end all use of coal and phase out fossil fuel subsidies completely, but gave poor countries hope for more financial support to cope with global warming.

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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska announced Friday she will run for reelection in 2022, setting up a race against a primary challenger endorsed by former President Donald Trump.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Wednesday directed the State Department of Health to stop issuing birth certificates listing a nonbinary option instead of designating a gender, despite a settlement agreement in a civil case in which the agency agreed to do so.

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — F.W. de Klerk, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela and as South Africa's last apartheid president oversaw the end of the country's white minority rule, has died aged 85.

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A proposal to expand the number of wards in Oklahoma City was rejected Tuesday but not before one council member alleged backroom deals had been orchestrated in the past when realigning ward boundaries.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum says it has compiled evidence of increasing government repression against Uyghur Muslims in China's western Xinjiang region.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a $465 million opioid ruling against drugmaker Johnson & Johnson, finding that a lower court wrongly interpreted the state's public nuisance law.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican leaders in the Oklahoma House and Senate released new congressional district maps on Monday that show major changes to the competitive 5th Congressional District that Democrats narrowly won in 2018.

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Oklahoma  County Commissioner Kevin Calvey wants to take his talents from the boardroom to the courtroom with the announcement that he’ll seek the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s seat in the June 2022 Republican primary election.

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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Palestinians on Sunday slammed Israel for rejecting the promised reopening of the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem, a move that would restore Washington's main diplomatic mission for the Palestinians in the contested city.

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The leader of the largest Native American reservation in the U.S. signed legislation Saturday to ban indoor smoking in many locations, including the tribe's casinos.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – According to a joint release from the two Republicans who lead the State Legislature, “Little change would occur to Oklahoma's current congressional districts and recently-passed new legislative districts under the state's proposed redistricting maps released” in early November.

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Been thinking about the pending primary ballot, 2022, Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office, one of the most critical public service offices in Oklahoma. Thoughtfulness along with time has been put into the exercise. In my sole capacity as the Co-Publisher of the Oklahoma City Sentinel Newspape…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is pushing forward with a massive plan to require millions of private sector employees to get vaccinated by early next year. But first, he has to make sure workers in his own federal government get the shot.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Boasting about his $1 trillion infrastructure package, President Joe Biden overstated its reach by claiming it would result in 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations and meet his pledge to nudge half of U.S. drivers into EVs by decade’s end.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The $1 trillion infrastructure plan that now goes to President Joe Biden to sign into law has money for roads, bridges, ports, rail transit, safe water, the power grid, broadband internet and more.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than two dozen Republican-led states filed lawsuits Friday challenging President Joe Biden's vaccine requirement for private companies, setting up a high-stakes legal showdown pitting federal authority against states' rights.