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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...

Oklahoma executes man for 2001 murders of two hotel workers

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Oklahoma executed a man on Thursday for the murders of two hotel workers during a robbery in 2001. Donald Grant, 46, received a lethal injection at the Oklahoma state penitentiary in McAlester and was declared dead at...

Oklahoma lawmakers pass bill to make performing an abortion illegal

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Oklahoma lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a bill to make performing an abortion a felony punishable by 10 years in prison and a $100,000 fine. That is likely to land the bill on the desk of the Republican governor, Kev...

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 pastor faces criticism for rubbing spit on parishoner’s face

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A pastor from a megachurch in Tulsa, Oklahoma, faced a wave of criticism online over video of him rubbing spit on a worshipper’s face. During a sermon on Sunday, Michael Todd, a 34-year-old lead pastor at Transformati...

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...

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 governor signs bill to make nearly all abortions illegal

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The governor of Oklahoma, Kevin Stitt, signed a bill into law on Tuesday that makes it a felony to perform an abortion, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, as part of an aggressive push in Republican-led states ac...

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...

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...

Oklahoma house passes Texas-style abortion ban

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The Oklahoma house gave final approval on Thursday to a Texas-style abortion ban that prohibits the procedure after about six weeks of pregnancy, before many women know they are pregnant. The bill approved by the GOP-...