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Oklahoma is OK! with Satan statue for next year’s family photo War on Christmas cards

Always had a hankering to vacation in Oklahoma in order to see a bleak landscape dotted with oil derricks, strip centers, meth-addicted teens hanging out in front of the Sip ‘n Save, and the kind of neon-y glitz and glamour that makes Nebraska look like Wyoming? No? Okay then. But…

ACLU: Oklahoma Ten Commandments monument too sacred for public space

The American Civil Liberties Union is taking on the state of Oklahoma over a monument featuring the Ten Commandments from the Old Testament of the Judeo-Christian Bible, which is prominently placed in the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City. According to a statement released by the ACLU and the ACLU…

65-year-old man dies as Oklahoma City grapples with flooding after tornadoes

A 65-year-old man died Saturday after driving his car off of a bridge amid heavy flooding in Oklahoma City caused by the May 31 storms that washed through the region, bringing not only tornadoes but torrential rainfall. The Oklahoman reported that the victim, identified by local law enforcement as James…

Nine killed as tornadoes tear through Oklahoma

The death toll from tornadoes that ripped through Oklahoma has risen to nine and includes two children, authorities said Saturday, less than two weeks after the US state was hit by a monster twister. The Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office announced the new fatalities and said five of the victims have…

Mother and baby among 5 dead in Oklahoma tornadoes

Tornadoes killed at least five people and wreaked massive damage in Oklahoma near the battered city of Moore, still recovering from a monster twister less than two weeks ago. The Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s office confirmed the death toll, but said it had no further details on the victims. But Oklahoma…

WATCH LIVE: Oklahoma City under tornado warning

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is currently bracing for a possible tornado impact, KFOR-TV reported on Friday. NBC News reported that a tornado was spotted in Canadian County early Friday evening. Weather forecasters predict several “supercell” thunderstorms will hit the state. Update, 8:17 p.m. EST: The Associated Press reported that the National…

Rescuers dig for life after tornado rips through Moore, Oklahoma

Families returned to a blasted moonscape that had been an American suburb Tuesday after a monstrous tornado tore through the outskirts of Oklahoma City, killing at least 24 people. Passengers flying into Oklahoma City could see the track left by nature’s fury as it played out Monday: the spot where…

Powerful tornado levels homes in Oklahoma City suburb

A powerful tornado ripped thorough an Oklahoma City suburb Monday, leveling countless homes and hitting at least two schools, according to local news reports. Local television station KFOR, from its news helicopter, showed wide swaths of Moore, a community of 55,000 to the south of Oklahoma’s state capital, reduced to…

Dem state senator adds ‘Every sperm is sacred’ clause to ‘personhood’ bill

A pro-choice Democratic legislator has taken a novel approach to fighting an Oklahoma “personhood” bill. According to the blog Jezebel, State Senator Constance Johnson of Oklahoma City has introduced a measure that calls to mind the famous Monty Python “Every Sperm is Sacred” sketch from the 1983 film “The Meaning…

‘Occupy Oklahoma City’ mic-checks Wal-Mart Black Friday shoppers

While the usual stories of overcrowded lines and violent shopper actions dominated Black Friday headlines for another year, ‘Occupy Oklahoma City’ protesters provided something different from the day’s norm. Demonstrators gathered at three Wal-Marts in Oklahoma City and mic-checked both employees and customers. The Occupiers mentioned in their speech how…

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