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Oklahoma: State of the United States of America
Oklahoma is a state in the South Central region of the United States, bordered by Kansas on the north, Missouri on the northeast, Arkansas on the east, Texas on the south, New Mexico on the west, and Colorado on the northwest. It is the 20th-most extensive and the 28th-most populous of the fifty United States. The state's name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning "red people". It is also known informally by its nickname, "The Sooner State", in reference to the non-Native settlers who staked their claims on land before the official opening date of lands in the western Oklahoma Territory or before the Indian Appropriations Act of 1889, which dramatically increased European-American settlement in the eastern Indian Territory. Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory were merged into the State of Oklahoma when it became the 46th state to enter the union on November 16, 1907. Its residents are known as Oklahomans, and its capital and largest city is Oklahoma City.

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Texas, Oklahoma brace for large hail, damaging winds, tornadoes

Forecasters warn of possible tornadoes, hail and damaging winds, along a 350-mile wide swath of territory straddling the Texas-Oklahoma border.
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2 rescued from scaffold near top of Oklahoma tower

Two window washers are rescued from a scaffold above the roof of an Oklahoma City skyscraper. (May 15)
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Videos for Oklahoma

Dozens of tornadoes rip through Midwest [Video]Dozens of tornadoes rip through Midwest

Dozens of tornadoes touched down in the Midwest Friday as the central U.S. braces for more powerful storms through the weekend. Linda So reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:46Published

Heavy rain and flash floods hit Houston [Video]Heavy rain and flash floods hit Houston

Heavy rain has brought flooding to large parts of Houston, closing down roads and damaging homes. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

Deadly flash flooding hits South, Midwest U.S. [Video]Deadly flash flooding hits South, Midwest U.S.

Deadly flash flooding and tornadoes have brought havoc to the South Central United States, closing down roads and damaging homes. Colette Luke has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

OxyContin Maker, Oklahoma Reach Settlement in Opioid Lawsuit [Video]OxyContin Maker, Oklahoma Reach Settlement in Opioid Lawsuit

The Oklahoma AG's office has reached a $270 million settlement with Purdue Pharma in a case over its alleged role in the opioid crisis.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

OxyContin Maker, Oklahoma Reach Settlement In Opioid Lawsuit [Video]OxyContin Maker, Oklahoma Reach Settlement In Opioid Lawsuit

The Oklahoma Attorney General's office has reached a settlement with Purdue Pharma in a case over its alleged role in the opioid crisis.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Purdue Pharma To Pay Settlement In Its First Opioid-Linked Lawsuit [Video]Purdue Pharma To Pay Settlement In Its First Opioid-Linked Lawsuit

Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, has settled a lawsuit with the state of Oklahoma. According to Gizmodo, the company will pay roughly $270 million over claims that the company helped..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

OxyContin maker reaches $270 million settlement [Video]OxyContin maker reaches $270 million settlement

Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, reached a $270 million settlement to resolve a lawsuit by the state of Oklahoma accusing the company of helping fuel an opioid abuse epidemic. Zachary Goelman..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

Purdue reaches $270 million deal in Oklahoma opioid case [Video]Purdue reaches $270 million deal in Oklahoma opioid case

Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, reached a $270 million settlement to resolve a lawsuit by the state of Oklahoma accusing the company of helping fuel an opioid abuse epidemic. Zachary Goelman..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

OxyContin Maker Purdue Agrees To Settle Oklahoma Opioid Case [Video]OxyContin Maker Purdue Agrees To Settle Oklahoma Opioid Case

Purdue Pharma LP has reportedly agreed to settle a lawsuit by the state of Oklahoma accusing the OxyContin painkiller maker of helping fuel an opioid abuse epidemic. It is the first settlement to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

 

Oklahoma man tells police his wife died, but he took her along for rest of road trip

Rodney Puckett, 70, said his wife Linda died at a hotel in Texas. He strapped her in the front seat and continued on their trip anyway, police said.
USATODAY.com - Published

Oklahoma State, Tulsa agree to 8-year football series

Oklahoma State, Tulsa agree to 8-year football series
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