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Opening Paragraph: Army soldier, Rex Schad, died Monday after an attack in Afghanistan.
Opening Paragraph: Guns made in Oklahoma would be from federal laws if the Senate approves and Governor Mary Fallin signs the Firearm Freedom Act.
Opening Paragraph: An Oklahoma legislator has written two amendments to a controversial that will allow teachers to carry guns in schools.
Opening Paragraph: OKLAHOMA CITY -- Police say an 11-year-old raped his 6-year-old sister. Now, the boy and his mom are in police custody.
Opening Paragraph: CHICKASHA, Okla. —Chickasha police are warning residents about an alleged magazine scam that could be connected to human trafficking, investigators said.
Opening Paragraph: OKLAHOMA CITY —An Oklahoma lawmaker has proposed a bill that will reduce and then defund public broadcasting.
Opening Paragraphs: OKLAHOMA CITY —The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed an initiative to reform social programs Monday.
House bill 1909 would require "able-bodied" recipients ages 18 to 50, who are not disabled or raising a child, to perform at least 20 hours of work activities as a condition of receiving food stamps. Those work requirements come from the 1996 Welfare Reform Law, by President Bill Clinton.
Opening Paragraph: OKLAHOMA CITY —The attorney for an Oklahoma City pastor charged with the murder of his son-in-law is asking a judge to set bond for his client.
Headline: Bill on drone surveillance put on hold
Opening Paragraph: OKLAHOMA CITY – A bill that would have required law enforcement to get a warrant before using a drone for surveillance has been put on hold.
Opening Paragraph: SALLISAW, Okla. — A Sallisaw woman was taken to Sequoyah County jail for trying to sell her children to a woman in Fort Smith, Arkansas Wednesday.
Opening Paragraph: OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Senate has approved legislation that would allow residents of nursing homes to install electronic monitoring devices in their private rooms.
Opening Paragraphs: OKLAHOMA CITY - There's a big breakthrough in the battle against breast cancer.
Doctors say new technology is making treatment safer, and the procedure is being pioneered right here in the metro.
Opening Paragraph: OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt joined attorneys general from 37 states and the District of Columbia in a $7 million settlement with Google, according to a news release from his office.
Opening Paragraph: KINGFISHER, Oklahoma - A high school Sophomore was called a hero for his quick thinking after he saw a driver lose control and flip off the road.
Opening Paragraph: OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma House has passed legislation to increase the amount of unclaimed state lottery prize money that's distributed to the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
Big Story of the Week –
Topic: The selection of the new PopeNational Story –
- Cardinals Pick Bergoglio, Who Will Be Pope Francis
- 5 things to know about the new pope
- Argentina's Cardinal Bergoglio Is The New Pope; He Will Be 'Francis'
- 'Huge heart': New pope preaches church's core values with compassion, say Argentinians
- What non-Catholics think of the new pope
- Pope Francis: Big Changes Coming – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!
Opening Paragraphs: Last week TheBlaze covered in detail the controversial school curriculum system — one that had students actually design a socialist flag — out of Texas dubbed . Thursday, however, the focus turned to another disturbing initiative in America’s education system: Common Core Standards State Standards.
The Common Core State Standards initiative is, according to its official, a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), developed “in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce.”