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Atlanta pools add metal detectors, bag checks after slaying

ATLANTA (AP) — Some of Atlanta’s public swimming pools are reopening with metal detectors after they were abruptly closed following the killing of a 17-year-old boy at one of them.

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In effort to curb COVID, Tokyo Olympics collect lots of spit

TOKYO (AP) — They spit. They wait. They hope.

Ask Amy: Woman feels the tick tock biological clock

Dear Amy: I am a woman about to turn 35 years old. I have been with my boyfriend for a year and a half.

Work & Money

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Ship tied to Israeli billionaire attacked off Oman, 2 killed

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An oil tanker linked to an Israeli billionaire reportedly came under attack off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea, authorities said Friday, an assault that killed two crew members.

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AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by The Associated Press from Europe and Africa between July 23 and July 29, 2021.

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Should You Invest in Stocks or ETFs? 3 Factors to Consider

Both can be smart investments, but which one is right for you?

OK Preps Extra

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Rogers' Marcal Johnson, Marquel Sutton shine for Large East in narrow All-State loss

JENKS — During the past season, Marcal Johnson and Marquel Sutton helped lead Rogers to its first boys basketball state tournament berth in…

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All-State update: Football game set Friday at OBU

Class 4A champion Wagoner will be represented by Braden Drake and Chase Nanni in the All-State Game.

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Broken Arrow's Allison Hynes, Olivia Brown among OWCA's first girls All-State wrestlers

Wagoner's Alexis Miller and Claremore's Kearmie Johnson chosen to all-senior squad.

OU Sports Extra

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SEC votes unanimously to extend membership invites to Oklahoma, Texas

A three-fourths majority from the 14 current member schools was required to extend the invites to the Sooners and Longhorns. Their membership will be "effective July 1, 2025, with competition to begin in all sports for the 2025-26 academic year," according to a tweet from the conference.

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Guerin Emig: ESPN and American Athletic Conference enter realignment craziness and, well, maybe it isn't so crazy

Impossible to know if Bob Bowlsby is right and ESPN orchestrated AAC raid of Big 12, but given ESPN college football influence bought over many years, it's at least conceivable

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Throwback Tulsa: A look back at OU's Big 12 football championship game berths

For Big 12 championship games, the Oklahoma Sooners have traveled to Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Reliant Stadium in Houston, Alamodom…

OSU Sports Extra

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SEC votes unanimously to extend membership invites to Oklahoma, Texas

A three-fourths majority from the 14 current member schools was required to extend the invites to the Sooners and Longhorns. Their membership will be "effective July 1, 2025, with competition to begin in all sports for the 2025-26 academic year," according to a tweet from the conference.

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Watch Now: OSU's Cade Cunningham picked overall No. 1 in NBA draft

He was drafted No. 1 overall by the Detroit Pistons to become the first OSU player to be the top pick in the NBA draft.

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Guerin Emig: ESPN and American Athletic Conference enter realignment craziness and, well, maybe it isn't so crazy

Impossible to know if Bob Bowlsby is right and ESPN orchestrated AAC raid of Big 12, but given ESPN college football influence bought over many years, it's at least conceivable

TU Sports Extra

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Throwback Tulsa: Ex-TU star Nancy Lopez wins LPGA golf classic on this day in 1989

32 years ago on this day, July 30, 1989, former University of Tulsa golfer Nancy Lopez won the LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic and a $225,0…

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Guerin Emig: ESPN and American Athletic Conference enter realignment craziness and, well, maybe it isn't so crazy

Impossible to know if Bob Bowlsby is right and ESPN orchestrated AAC raid of Big 12, but given ESPN college football influence bought over many years, it's at least conceivable

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Watch Now: A walk to remember: University of Tulsa athletes and coaches trek to Black Wall Street as a show of unity

The large group of several hundred departed campus for a unity walk, trekking roughly four miles toward downtown and ending in the Greenwood District near the historic site of Black Wall Street.

Opinion

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Wayne Greene: Interim study process could reinvigorate criminal justice reform in Oklahoma

Here's hoping the interim studies sponsored by state Rep. Mark Lawson and others can get the state moving in the right direction again on criminal justice reform before our addiction to incarceration bankrupts us, writes columnist Wayne Greene.

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Letter: Vaccines are mean to prevent tragedy

While some people were exercising the right to ignore the virus … the virus was literally learning how to reinvent itself for a huge comeback performance, says Tulsa resident Diana Keathley. 

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Letter: Vaccine a true gift

Thank you to all who brought the vaccine into being, said Tulsa residents Kerry and Gail Randolph. 

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