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Okla. House Dems agree to support $40M museum fix
The announcement by House Democratic Leader Scott Inman on Wednesday could boost the chances for the proposal to pass the House, where many Republicans oppose the idea.
Pro-Common Core Okla. group delivers petition
Common Core standards have been adopted in 45 states, including Oklahoma in 2010, and include basic requirements for students in math and English.
Senate limits access to morning-after pill
The bill prohibits girls younger than 17 from purchasing the morning-after emergency contraceptive without a prescription.
Kristin Chenoweth says she suffers from asthma
Recently, Chenoweth did a public service announcement called "Know Your Count," urging sufferers who use an inhaler to make sure it includes a dose counter.
After primary victory, Texas’ Davis faces big odds
But Wendy Davis’ chances in the general election in November remain a longshot: She faces a Republican opponent, Greg Abbott, the state’s attorney general, who would be formidable even without the advantage of Texas’ solidly conservative electorate.
Clinton again blasts Putin after her Hitler remark
Kathryn Stoner, a Russia expert at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, said she considered Clinton's comparison between Putin and the tactics of Nazi-era Germany "a bit of a stretch," in part because Putin "doesn't look like he is intent on spreading across the Ukraine and permanently occupying this area."
General to admit guilt on 3 counts; denies assault
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair is set to enter the plea Thursday morning before opening statements for his court martial at Fort Bragg. The primary accuser in the case is a female captain who claims Sinclair twice forced her to perform oral sex and threatened to kill her family if she told anyone about their three-year affair.
Okla. House passes extension of movie tax credit on 2nd try
The state provides rebates to filmmakers amounting to $1 for every $3 dollars they spend on movie productions in Oklahoma, up to a total of $5 million. The program is scheduled to expire July 1. The bill by Rep. Todd Thomsen, R-Ada, extends the credit for 10 years to July 1, 2024.
Oklahoma City residents re-elect Mayor Cornett
Mick Cornett is the first four-term mayor in the city's history.
U.S. taking steps to help NATO allies in Europe
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the U.S. was stepping up joint aviation training with Polish forces. The Pentagon also is increasing American participation in NATO's air policing mission in its Baltic countries, he said.
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