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The world's largest steam locomotive will make an overnight stop in McAlester on Aug. 12 as part of a 10-state tour celebrating railroad heritage and the communities Union Pacific serves. Read more

As the world continues its recovery in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, other health concerns have made their way to the forefront. Tyson Foods Inc. issued a press release July 3 announcing the recall of approximately 9 million pounds of ready to eat chicken products due to a possible contamination of listeria. The recalled products were issued between Dec. 26, 2020 and April 13. Read more

Oklahoma News

Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor said certain inmates released from state prison on McGirt claims should be rearrested following the U.S. Supreme Court’s denial to hear the issue of retroactivity.

Desperate and pleading for help, administrators of the four main health systems in the Oklahoma City metro urged Oklahomans Tuesday to practice mitigation efforts against COVID-19 as their hospitals are “at a breaking point.”

A state lawmaker wants to allow tribes to offer sports betting for the first time in casinos in a bid to bolster public school funding and legalize a multi-million dollar underground industry.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Some lawmakers Thursday questioned the wisdom of having an educator advocacy day at the Capitol as growing numbers of schools closed because of staffing shortages and COVID-19 case numbers soared.

National News

If Mark Zuckerberg seems irritable, he has good reason. His Facebook Empire is facing a digital scandal provoked by a former employee turned whistleblower.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.  — Two men accused of attacking a newspaper reporter at a meeting of residents who oppose this northwest Michigan public schools' mask mandate for students and staff  have been charged in the case.

There is a developing thin line in mainstream journalism ethics between what’s acceptable and what’s not in defining impartial, independent news coverage.

When I was a boy in California in the 1960s, my family was pretty much the only family I knew that ate bagels. That’s probably because we were Jewish and bagels are a Jewish thing.

Facebook’s Oversight Board has both applauded and admonished Facebook for clamping a gag order on former President Trump the day after his supporters laid siege to the national Capitol.

First-time Illinois Congresswoman Mary Miller could have drawn from the collective wisdom of countless thoughtful Americans as she addressed the group "Moms for America" at President Trump’s rally in Washington on Tuesday.

Molly Ivins, the feisty Texas columnist and author, described herself thusly before succumbing to breast cancer 13 years ago:  “I spent most of my life feeling like I’ve been shot out of a cannon.”

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