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Oklahoma City: Capital of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, officially the City of Oklahoma City, and often shortened to OKC, is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The county seat of Oklahoma County, it ranks 25th among United States cities in population, and is the 11th largest city in the South. The population grew following the 2010 census and is estimated to have reached 655,057 as of July 2019. The Oklahoma City metropolitan area had a population of 1,396,445, and the Oklahoma City–Shawnee Combined Statistical Area had a population of 1,469,124, making it Oklahoma's largest municipality and metropolitan area by population.


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Four McDonald's employees in Oklahoma City were injured, three of them by gunfire, by a customer after she saw the dining area was closed, police said.  
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'With angels near': Dozens visit closed memorial to mark 25th anniversary of Oklahoma City bombing

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Coronavirus live updates: Oklahoma City bombing anniversary marked virtually; some states begin reopening; White House touts low death rates

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Man Convicted of Trying to Blow Up Oklahoma City Bank Gets 25 Years in Prison

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Air Force agents raid military landlord's Oklahoma office, seize computers

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