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Headlines for Wednesday, July 12, 2017:

  • Democrats pick up two seats in the state legislature, winning a pair of special elections. (NewsOK)

  • In a Norman special primary election, Republicans pick a former businessman and Navy Vet. (Norman Transcript)

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The Oklahoma City Thunder introduced two of their newest players to the media Tuesday.

The team signed free agents Patrick Patterson and Raymond Felton during the offseason.

Felton is a 12-year veteran of the NBA who will primarily serve as Russell Westbrook’s backup point guard. He says he signed with Oklahoma City because he wants to compete for a championship.

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It's a Saturday at Choctaw High School, but for hundreds of Oklahoma teachers, there's a training class in session. Carrie Miller-DeBoer perches atop a stool monitoring a pair of soda bottles linked with a small length of thin plastic tubing created to mimic enhanced oil recovery, while teaching chemistry fundamentals.

"I love it and my students will be so excited," she says.

Headlines for Tuesday, July 11, 2017:

  • A bomb blast at a recruiting station shakes a town south of Tulsa. (Tulsa World)

  • Voters head to the polls today to fill the state senate seat vacated by Ralph Shortey. (NewsOK)

This week, Republicans in Congress will try to rally votes behind a bill that proposes major changes to the way Americans get health care and how much they pay.

In Oklahoma, thousands could be affected. Use this Q&A to explore how the bill would affect you.

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In light of Friday's meeting between President Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin, NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Sen. James Lankford on the state of U.S.-Russian diplomacy.

Headlines for Monday, July 10, 2017:

  • A Congressman breaking his pledge and running for a third term faces opposition from his own party. (NewsOK)

  • Voters in south Oklahoma City will decide on a state Senate seat tomorrow. (NewsOK)

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The growing number of wind farms in western Oklahoma is disrupting military flight training, state aeronautics and military officials say.

The problem is concentrated along flight paths used for military training near Vance Air Force Base in Enid and Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission Director Victor Bird tells the Tulsa World’s Barbara Hoberock:

Headlines for Friday, July 7, 2017:

  • The State Senate strips leadership from a member accused of assaulting an Uber driver. (Tulsa World)

  • Painkiller prescriptions increase despite state efforts. (NewsOK)

Headlines for Thursday, July 6, 2017:

  • A state Senator from northwest Oklahoma faces accusations of assault on an Uber driver. (NewsOK)

  • Hobby Lobby to forfeit thousands of ancient Iraqi artifacts and pay $3M to DOJ. (Tulsa World)

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