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Two Oklahoma death row inmates choose firing squad to delay execution

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Two men on Oklahoma’s death row – at the prodding of a federal judge – agreed to choose execution by firing squad as a way to delay their upcoming lethal injections, one of their attorneys told the judge. The two inma...

Oklahoma court overturns $465m opioid ruling against Johnson & Johnson

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The Oklahoma supreme court on Tuesday overturned a $465m opioid ruling against drugmaker Johnson & Johnson, finding that a lower court wrongly interpreted the state’s public nuisance law in the first case of its k...

Outcry after Oklahoma prisoner vomits and convulses during execution

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Oklahoma is coming under sharp criticism after witnesses to the state’s first judicial killing for six years described gruesome scenes of the dying prisoner convulsing and vomiting as he was administered the lethal in...

Oklahoma hospitals deluged by ivermectin overdoses, doctor says

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An Oklahoma doctor has said overdoses of the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin, which many believe without evidence can prevent or cure Covid-19, are helping cause delays and problems for rural hospitals and ambulance se...

Oklahoma Republicans: vaccine mandates like Nazi persecution of Jewish people

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The Oklahoma Republican party faced fierce criticism on Friday for a Facebook post likening Covid-19 vaccine mandates to the persecution of Jewish people in Nazi Germany. The post on the party’s official Facebook pa...

Native American communities make vaccines available for all Oklahoma residents

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As Covid-19 infection rates tick up again in several states, indigenous communities in Oklahoma are reporting a different problem: not enough people to vaccinate. Earlier this month, several Native American communitie...