The Two-Way
7:55 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Nebraska Governor Vetoes Bill That Repealed Death Penalty

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 5:00 pm

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts vetoed legislation passed last week that repealed the state's death penalty.

"Please sustain my veto. Please stand with the citizens of Nebraska and law enforcement for public safety," he said, flanked by law enforcement personnel, murder victims' family members and state lawmakers who support capital punishment.

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The Two-Way
7:55 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Arkansas Ban On Abortion After 12 Weeks

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 4:43 pm

Updated at 11:45 a.m. ET

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit has blocked an Arkansas law that bans abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy. The case was filed by two doctors on their own and their patients' behalf.

The court's ruling notes:

"By banning abortions after 12 weeks' gestation, the Act prohibits women from making the ultimate decision to terminate a pregnancy at a point before viability. Because the State made no attempt to refute the plaintiffs' assertions of fact, the district court's summary judgment order must be affirmed."

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Arts & Culture
6:11 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

How Dorothea Lange Taught Us To See Hunger And Humanity

Carrot pullers from Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas and Mexico. "We come from all states and we can't make a dollar in this field noways. [sic] Working from seven in the morning until twelve noon, we earn an average of thirty-five cents." California, February 1937
Dorothea Lange Library of Congress

Documentary photographer Dorothea Lange had a favorite saying: "A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera."

And perhaps no one did more to reveal the human toll of the Great Depression than Lange, who was born on this day in 1895. Her photographs gave us an unflinching — but also deeply humanizing — look at the struggles of displaced farmers, migrant laborers, sharecroppers and others at the bottom of the American farm economy as it reeled through the 1930s.

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Sample Size
5:42 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

New Mix: Brandon Flowers, Rayland Baxter & Nao

Brandon Flowers

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

Today, we explore the dynamic pop songs on Brandon Flowers' new solo album, a sharp country rock tune from Rayland Baxter, and a melting pot of sounds from London's Nao.

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

5:01 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

What 'Twister' Didn't Tell You About Storm Chasers

Popular Mechanics recently talked with KFOR's Emily Sutton about bad movie science, the power of nature, and staring down an EF5 tornado.
The thing I keep hearing from storm chasers is that no matter how long they've been doing it, you look at a tornado in disbelief for these first couple seconds.
Politics
9:04 am
Tue May 26, 2015

Oklahoma Lawmakers Pass Measure Preventing Local Fracking Bans

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 3:47 pm

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Headlines
8:24 am
Tue May 26, 2015

Headlines: DHS Children, Flooding & Energy Efficiency

Headlines for Tuesday, May 26, 2015:

  • An investigation shows mistreatment of children at a Department of Human Services facility. (NewsOK)

  • More than a thousand people show their respect for a Claremore firefighter. (Tulsa World)

  • Several area lakes closed for Memorial Day because of flooding. (News9)

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The Two-Way
7:24 am
Tue May 26, 2015

At Least 10 Dead As Storms, Flooding Ravage Texas, Oklahoma

Forrest Huggleston and Alex Huff watch flooding at Shoal Creek after days of heavy rain in Austin, Texas, on Monday.
Drew Anthony Smith Getty Images

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 4:38 pm

Updated at 4:38 p.m. ET

Storms continued to move through Texas and Oklahoma, bringing tornadoes and dumping torrential rains that led to deadly flooding.

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All Tech Considered
3:23 am
Tue May 26, 2015

Live Video Apps Like Periscope Make Life Even Less Private

With the Periscope app, owned by Twitter, it's easy for smartphone users to stream their own video live.
Chris Jackson Getty Images

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 11:19 am

Cameras are ubiquitous — from the ones in our cellphones to the security cams in parking lots and shops. And just when you thought it couldn't get harder to hide, live-streaming video is raising new questions about privacy.

Streaming video cameras aren't new, but new apps have made it super easy to stream from a smartphone. Periscope is popular because it can be streamed on Twitter, which recently purchased the app.

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Around the Nation
6:45 pm
Mon May 25, 2015

Flash Flooding Races Through Texas, Oklahoma After Record Rainfall

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