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In a photo provided by Mauree Turner For HD88, Mauree Turner poses for a photo in February 2020 in Oklahoma City. Turner is a living example of the growing diversity of big cities. The 27-year-old gay, Black, Muslim woman knocked off a three-term, white male incumbent to win the Democratic nomination for a state legislative seat. People like her have won elections in liberal states on the east and west coasts, but until Tuesday, it had never happened in conservative Oklahoma. (Qazi Islam/Mauree Turner For HD88 via AP)

Urban-rural divide on display in Oklahoma's primary election

Jul. 2, 2020 12:56 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Mauree Turner is a living example of the growing diversity of big cities. The 27-year-old gay, Black, Muslim woman knocked off a three-term, white male incumbent to win the Democratic nomination for a state legislative seat. People like her have won elections in liberal states on the...

A crow sits on fencing erected around the Epsom Downs racecourse, in Epsom, England, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. The Derby annual horse race will take place behind closed doors on Saturday amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The Latest: Oklahoma athletics cutting $13.7M from budget

Jul. 2, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Oklahoma athletics department has announced $13.7 million in budget cuts it blames on fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, including a 10% salary drop for any employee earning at least $1,000,000 per year. Athletic...

Two young children hold signs through the car window that make reference to the 2020 U.S. Census as they wait in the car with their family at an outreach event in Dallas, Thursday, June 25, 2020. In a collaborative effort, the nonprofit group, The Concilio, partnered with the North Texas Food Bank, Catholic Charities Dallas and Bachman Lake Together, to hold the event where area residents were encouraged to report their family numbers to the U.S. Census. The outreach event was held in the Bachman Lake community which historically is one of many undercounted neighborhoods in Dallas County according to The Concilio. Due to COVID-19, the Census self-respond date online, by phone or mail has been extended to Oct. 31. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Census door knockers starting in 6 states later this month

Jul. 1, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Homes in six states across the U.S. can expect to get knocks on their doors from census takers in two weeks as part of a soft launch of the next phase of the largest head count in U.S. history, Census Bureau officials said Wednesday. Starting in mid-July, homes whose residents haven't...

Dan Osborne prays at a makeshift memorial for Tulsa Police Officers Craig Johnson and Aurash Zarkeshan at Mingo Valley Division Tuesday, June 30, 2020. The officers were shot early Monday morning during a traffic stop.  (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

Police: Oklahoma officer's health improving after shooting

Jul. 1, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

TULSA, Oklahoma (AP) — A Tulsa police officer's health is improving after he was he was shot in the head during a traffic stop in which a fellow officer was killed, authorities said Wednesday. Officer Aurash Zarkeshan was critically wounded during the Monday traffic stop. The other officer, Sgt. Craig...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2019, file photo, supporters of Yes on 802 Oklahomans Decide Healthcare, calling for Medicaid expansion to be put on the ballot, carry boxes of petitions into the office of the Oklahoma Secretary of State in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma voters will decide Tuesday, June 30, 2020, whether to expand Medicaid to tens of thousands of low-income residents and become the first state to amend their Constitution to do so. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Oklahoma voters narrowly approve Medicaid expansion

Jul. 1, 2020 1:00 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters narrowly decided on Tuesday to expand Medicaid health insurance to tens of thousands low-income residents, becoming the first state to amend its Constitution to do so. With 100% of precincts reporting unofficial results, State Question 802 passed by less than 1...

File-This May 10, 2018, file photo shows Kendra Horn speaking during a forum for Oklahoma 5th congressional district seat Democratic candidates for the group Edmond Democratic Women in Edmond, Okla. Nine Republicans are vying for the seat held by first-term U.S. Rep. Horn, the only Democrat in the state’s delegation. The 44-year-old attorney pulled one of the nation’s biggest congressional upsets in 2018 when she won a seat that had been in Republican hands for four decades. Horn herself also faces a primary opponent in perennial candidate Tom Guild, a retired professor from Edmond. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Horn handily captures Democratic nod in closely watched race

Jul. 1, 2020 12:35 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn easily dispatched her lone opponent Tuesday to capture the Democratic nomination in Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District, while Republicans pared down a crowded field seeking to reclaim the seat the GOP lost in one of the biggest congressional upsets in 2018. In...

Oklahoma voters put Medicaid expansion in Constitution, extend health coverage to tens of thousands of residents

Jul. 1, 2020 12:33 AM EDT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters put Medicaid expansion in Constitution, extend health coverage to tens of thousands of residents.

Abby Broyles wins Democratic Senate primary in Oklahoma

Jun. 30, 2020 8:38 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Abby Broyles wins Democratic Senate primary in Oklahoma.

Jim Inhofe wins Republican Senate primary in Oklahoma

Jun. 30, 2020 8:19 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jim Inhofe wins Republican Senate primary in Oklahoma.
Anna Hok, left, and Terrie Dyer embrace and pray at a makeshift memorial for Tulsa Police Officers Craig Johnson and Aurash Zarkeshan at Mingo Valley Division in Tulsa Tuesday, June 30, 2020. The officers were shot early Monday morning during a traffic stop.  (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

1 of 2 Oklahoma officers shot during traffic stop dies

Jun. 30, 2020 7:15 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — One of the two Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officers who were shot during a traffic stop has died, authorities said Tuesday. Police Chief Wendell Franklin said Sgt. Craig Johnson died Tuesday. He said Johnson was shot multiple times during the Monday attack, including one shot that was...