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Two grants that help Ada City Schools cover the cost of Advanced Placement exams will disappear after this year, leaving the district to pick up the tab.

East Central University has announced new faculty members who started in spring 2017. They include: Marla Lobley — Instructor/Librarian, Linscheid Library

STILLWATER — As the number of hot droughts increases globally, scientists look to solve the difficulty in creating consistent predictions of what will happen to plants and vegetation in the future. A new study published in Nature Ecology and Evolution brought together 62 scientists, led by H…

Oklahoma News

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  • By Renee Fite | CNHI Oklahoma

The phrase "everything old is new again" is evident in the women's hats, shoes and gloves currently on display at the historic Thompson House.

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  • By D.E. Smoot | CNHI News Oklahoma

City officials deployed a device this year they say will help them identify areas where speeding motorists pose threats to public safety. 

  • By D.E. Smoot | CNHI News Oklahoma

A federal arbitrator denied a grievance filed by International Association of Fire Fighters Local 57, which challenged the apportionment of sales tax revenue generated by new business within the urban renewal project area. 

  • By Sean Rowley | CNHI News Oklahoma

As his presidency approaches its seven-month anniversary, Donald Trump has shown no moderation in his capacity to raise eyebrows from coast to coast.

  • By Tim Ahrens | CNHI Oklahoma

I can give "The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature" props for living up to its descriptive title – there were many points watching the film I rolled my eyes, sighed with exasperation or half-chuckled at the animals' actions as they scurried along the movie's 91-minute runtime.

National News

  • By Chris Mason | CNHI Sports

A ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park Tuesday night flew a little too high and to the right, where a CNHI Sports Boston photographer happened to be shooting photos. The unforgettable first pitch was preceded by an unforgettable photograph.

  • By Tracy Jan and Elizabeth Dwoskin | The Washington Post

Silicon Valley significantly escalated its war on white supremacy this week, choking off the ability of hate groups to raise money online, removing them from Internet search engines, and preventing some sites from registering at all.

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  • by Kay and David Scott | CNHI Travel Writers

The Texas Hill Country, spreading 200 miles west from Austin and San Antonio, is a beautiful and rugged land of oak-covered hills, lakes, springtime bluebonnets, and a great deal of history. Spend time there and it becomes clear why Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson chose to return and live the remainder of their lives in this beautiful region of Texas. In late July, we returned to the region for a second visit to Canyon of the Eagles, a public-private nature park and resort in the Hill Country.

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  • CNHI News

In less than two hours late Wednesday afternoon, south-central Minnesota was slammed with tornadic activity. The National Weather Service received seven reports of tornado sightings at different locations.

  • By Matthew Savoca | Postdoctoral fellow, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration | The Conversation

As you bite down into a delicious piece of fish, you probably don’t think about what the fish itself ate – but perhaps you should. Over 50 species of fish have been found to consume plastic trash at sea. This is bad news, not only for fish but potentially for humans who rely on fish for sustenance.

  • By Wendy Pearl | Rare Country

Bolstered by support from her fellow celebrities, international superstar Taylor Swift won a symbolic victory Aug. 14 when a federal jury in Denver found that she was assaulted and battered by former Denver DJ David Mueller when he groped her at a backstage photo opportunity before a concert in June 2013. Now, Swift is using the massive publicity surrounding the trial to speak out on behalf of other victims of sexual assault, and plans to put her money where her mouth is.

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