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NORMAN, OKLA. — A New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company caused an Oklahoma opioid crisis that led to thousands of deaths, and must pay $572.1 million to fix it, a Cleveland County, Oklahoma, district judge ruled Monday.

WASHINGTON – Two members of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation saw floor action this week on their legislation, and House members cast a significant vote in the on-going battle between Democrats and President Trump over congressional oversight into the Russia Investigation.

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Lawyers who represent a man trying to win his freedom after being convicted of the 1984 murder of an Ada woman appear to have won a partial victory on Tuesday in their quest for sanctions against those responsible for withholding potentially exculpatory evidence.

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TAHLEQUAH – For the sixth consecutive year, Cherokee Days is returning to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

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WASHINGTON — Oklahoma’s delegation was split on Thursday’s votes for a $333 billion spending package that includes funding for a physical barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border and would avoid another government shutdown.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Muskogee Little Theatre organizers worked hard to ensure that the Tulsa Ballet would travel to bring the magic of “Peter and the Wolf” to Muskogee schoolchildren during the day and power of dance to the community in the evening.

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BOSTON — GasBuddy, the only company connecting drivers with their Perfect Pit Stop, predicts that 2019 will feature a yearly national average of $2.70 per gallon, representing a 3 cent drop versus 2018, but warns that the national average could surge to over $3 per gallon as soon as May.

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A partial government shutdown looms over the nation after President Donald Trump refused to sign a spending bill Thursday.

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BOSTON — It's no surprise that the holiday season is the most stressful time of the year. With the extra errands and traveling the holidays call for, a lot of that jingle-bell stress is transferred to the roads by the way consumers drive. In fact, GasBuddy, the only smartphone app connecting…

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A U.S. Postal Service employee said a teleconference is scheduled Monday afternoon to discuss how an executive order issued by President Trump to close the government on Wednesday will affect mail deliveries that day.

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HOUSTON (AP) — He was the man who sought a "kinder, and gentler nation," and the one who sternly invited Americans to read his lips — he would not raise taxes. He was the popular leader of a mighty coalition that dislodged Iraq from Kuwait, and was turned out of the presidency after a single…

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EUFAULA — A New Mexico man was charged with sodomy and lewd molestation in connection with the abduction of a 13-year-old North Carolina girl, according to court documents.

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – An ex-National Security Agency contractor sentenced to five years and three months in prison for leaking classified information will ask President Donald Trump to pardon her in light of his comments that her punishment was unfair.

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The driver of the Ride the Ducks boat that capsized on Table Rock Lake on Thursday night was struggling to get the vessel to safety as he fought high winds and harsh waters, a woman who says she witnessed the event said Friday.

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BRANSON, Mo. — Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said Friday morning that the bodies of the four missing people from Thursday night’s duck boat accident on Table Rock Lake have been recovered raising the death toll to 17 and accounting for all of the 31 passengers who were aboard.

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A dozen Russian intelligence officers have been charged with conspiring to hack Democrats during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to a new indictment in the probe led by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.

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ATLANTA — NFL owners approved a new policy Thursday aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" but requiring them to stand if they come to the field.

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At least eight people were killed in a shooting Friday morning at a high school in Southeast Texas, the latest eruption of gun violence to terrorize students and teachers alike.

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday gave its go-ahead for states to allow gambling on sports across the nation, striking down a federal law that barred betting on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states.

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Forrest Wolfe, 29, truck driver, died October 16 in Denison, Texas. A private memorial will be held at a later date. Bradley Funeral and Cremation Service.

Ruth E. Ray, 85, retired Elementary Teacher for Haskell Schools, left us Sunday,. Funeral Mass Monday, 10 AM, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation Sunday, 1 to 5 PM, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Inc.-Muskogee. biglowfunerals.com