JenX with Jennifer Martin
11:31 am
Wed June 3, 2015

Dealing with the Rain

  The recent rains in Oklahoma bring mixed feelings for some.

While the ongoing onslaught of torrential downpours can be depressing, Jennifer Martin recognizes how equally refreshing the rain can be in this week’s Jen X.

Jennifer was a museum professional before kids.

Now she spends her time as a mother and active Girl Scout volunteer.

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Headlines
8:01 am
Wed June 3, 2015

Headlines: Storm Damage, Teaching Experience & New OKC Music Fest

Headlines for Wednesday, June 3, 2015:

  • Storms during the month of May leave behind at least $150 million in damages. (Reuters)

  • Lawton is cancelling plans to move forward with cloud seeding, after the wettest month in history. (NewsOK)

  • Muskogee County continues to have flood related water issues. (Muskogee Phoenix)

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Law
7:59 am
Wed June 3, 2015

Sons Ask Supreme Court To Resolve Jim Thorpe Burial Case

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Health
3:46 am
Wed June 3, 2015

Emergency Rooms Crack Down On Abusers Of Pain Pills

In Cheyenne, Wyo., emergency room patients who show up more than a few times a month requesting pain pills will now be told no, except in dire emergencies. A similar program at a New Mexico hospital cut ER visits by 5 percent annually, and saved $500,000.
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Originally published on Wed June 3, 2015 7:59 am

Kimberley Enyart was never interested in doing recreational drugs. But then she was in a car accident and her doctor prescribed a powerful opiate for the pain.

"It just would put me off in la-la land, and make me feel better," she says. "I loved it. I loved that high."

When Enyart's prescription ran out she did whatever she could to convince other doctors that she needed more. Eventually, she moved on to dentists.

"I even had two back teeth pulled over it," she says.

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Sample Size
5:42 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

New Mix: Donnie Trumpet, Anna B. Savage & Destroyer

Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment

This is Sample Size, our weekly new music feature with KOSU's Ryan LaCroix and LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney.

Today, we delve into the collaborative project Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment, gaze upon the spooky vocals of Anna B. Savage, and romp along with Destroyer's chaotic take on rock.

Follow Matt & Ryan on Twitter at @OKmattcarney and @KOSUryan.

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National Security
5:25 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

Senate Advances USA Freedom Act, After Republican Leaders Fail To Amend Bill

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 6:35 pm

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The Two-Way
4:33 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

Senate Approves USA Freedom Act, Obama Signs It, After Amendments Fail

Kentucky Sen. and Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul has said the USA Freedom Act doesn't go far enough in reforming U.S. surveillance programs.
Andrew Harnik AP

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 9:48 pm

The Senate has approved the USA Freedom Act, which will alter the way U.S. agencies conduct surveillance and gather data. A final vote on the bill came late Tuesday afternoon, after amendments to the bill failed.

Update at 9:30 p.m. ET: Obama's Signature

Following an expedited enrollment process, President Obama signed the bill into law late Tuesday.

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Headlines
7:36 am
Tue June 2, 2015

Headlines: $7.1B Budget, Police Shootings & Captain Kirk

Headlines for Tuesday, June 2, 2015:

  • Governor Fallin signs the $7.1 billion appropriations bill. (Oklahoma Watch)

  • The US Supreme Court rules in favor of a Muslim woman in the case against a Tulsa retailer. (Tulsa World)

  • The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office. (Tulsa World)

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Politics
10:48 pm
Mon June 1, 2015

Justices: Retailer Can't Refuse To Hire Someone Because She Wears Hijab

Samantha Elauf outside the Supreme Court after the court in February 2015.
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Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 1:31 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that Abercrombie & Fitch violated the nation's laws against religious discrimination when it refused to hire a Muslim teenager because she wore a headscarf.

Samantha Elauf, 17, applied for a job selling clothes at the Abercrombie Kids store in Tulsa. She long had worn a hijab — a headscarf — for religious reasons, and she wore the black scarf when she was interviewed by the store's assistant manager.

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The Two-Way
12:05 pm
Mon June 1, 2015

Supreme Court Rules For Woman Denied Abercrombie & Fitch Job Over Headscarf

Samantha Elauf (right) stands with her mother, Majda, in February outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Originally published on Mon June 1, 2015 4:53 pm

Updated at 1:30 p.m. ET

The Supreme Court has ruled 8-1 in favor of a young Muslim woman who was denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch because she wore a headscarf.

Samantha Elauf had applied for the sales job in Tulsa, Okla., in 2008 and was recommended for hire by an interviewer. But Abercrombie has a "look policy" that bars the wearing of caps by its salespeople.

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