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Laying out data, Netflix touts its record on inclusivity

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix on Friday released a study it commissioned from top academic researchers that shows the streaming giant is outpacing much of the film industry in the inclusivity of its original films and television series.

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Former king pays 4.4 million euros to Spanish tax agency

MADRID (AP) — A law firm representing Juan Carlos I says that the former Spanish monarch has paid close to 4.4 million euros ($5.33 million) to the country's tax authorities in his latest attempt to regularize past undeclared income.

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Prince Harry raps 'Fresh Prince,' says he didn't walk away

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry, who decamped from England to Southern California last year, rapped the theme song to the 1990s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” during a late-night talk show appearance in which he said he didn’t walk away from his royal duties.

Work & Money

Canada Pension Plan CEO resigns after travelling for vaccine

TORONTO (AP) — The chief executive of the fund that manages Canada Pension Plan investments has resigned after it was revealed that he had traveled to the United Arab Emirates, where he was vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Volkswagen weathers pandemic with $10.7 billion profit

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen said Friday it made better than expected profit of 8.8 billion euros ($10.7 billion) after tax in 2020 despite the pandemic. The world's No. 2 automaker said the rapid recovery of China, its largest single market, and resilient sales of luxury vehicles helped the bottom line.

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Stocks start mostly higher on Wall Street as tech recovers

Stocks are off to a mostly higher start as technology companies find their footing after a big sell-off a day earlier. The tech-heavy Nasdaq was up 1% in the early going Friday, having fallen 3.5% Thursday, its worst drop since October. The S&P 500 was up a more modest 0.3%. Much of the market’s focus has been on a sudden lurch higher in long-term interest rates in the bond market in recent weeks. While the sell-off in ultrasafe bonds reflects optimism about the economy, it also diminishes the appeal of holding stocks, which carries much more risk.

OK Preps Extra

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Guerin Emig: The story of Marques Haynes' assist with Sand Springs' school integration

Famed Globetrotter and favorite Sand Springs son has place in history for something other than basketball

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Photos: 6A boys swimming state championships

After securing eight top-five individual finishes and winning two relays, the Jenks boys claimed their third consecutive Class 6A state swi…

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Jenks boys roll to third straight 6A state swimming championship

The outcome was never in doubt, but it was still glorious, especially after the chaotic season they’d just completed.

Photos: 6A boys swimming state championships

OU Sports Extra

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Throwback Tulsa: OU takes Bedlam basketball at home in 2020

When OU hosted Bedlam basketball last season, on Feb. 1, 2020, the Sooners found many reasons to smile following the 82-69 triumph over Okl…

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Watch Now: Sherri Coale talks about OU's defensive identity after win at TCU

The Oklahoma Sooners women's basketball team (9-10, 6-8 Big 12) logged its first at Fort Worth since 2017 Wednesday night.

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Throwback Tulsa: Both OU and OSU ranked in Bedlam 2015 basketball matchup

The Sooners ranked 18th and the Cowboys ranked 24th heading into Jan. 17, 2015's Bedlam basketball game in Norman. It seemed to be the maki…

OSU Sports Extra

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Throwback Tulsa: OU takes Bedlam basketball at home in 2020

When OU hosted Bedlam basketball last season, on Feb. 1, 2020, the Sooners found many reasons to smile following the 82-69 triumph over Okl…

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Bill Haisten: Oklahoma State delivers on its promise of a special ballpark

When your plan is to build a best-in-class ballpark, you don’t cut corners on the scoreboard or anything else.

OSU baseball makes history with a win over Little Rock in the first game inside O'Brate Stadium

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Watch Now: Bixby's Cade Cabbiness talks having OSU's first hit in new O'Brate Stadium

Former Bixby star Cade Cabbiness, now an OSU senior, had the first base hit in the new O'Brate Stadium. His one-out double triggered the flurry of second-inning offense.

TU Sports Extra

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Tulsa assistant Paige Parker moves from firing strikes to mentoring young pitchers

Former Oklahoma ace Paige Parker spent the abbreviated 2020 season as a volunteer assistant coach at OU and was hired by Tulsa second-year coach Crissy Strimple during the off-season.

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Photos: See the highlights in the Tulsa Golden Hurricane basketball game against Cincinnati

On Senior Night, the Hurricane stumbled 70-69 late Wednesday despite having a one-point lead and possession with 18 seconds left. An ill-ti…

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Late turnover results in TU loss to Cincinnati

After what could be their final game at the Reynolds Center, the University of Tulsa seniors trudged to the locker room in disbelief. 

Opinion

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Wayne Greene: Legislative assault on the Tulsa City-County Health Department should upset every local taxpayer

The Legislature is on the cusp of reworking a longstanding deal with local taxpayers, and, legal or not, it stinks, the column says.

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Letter: So many heroes emerged during winter weather

"I am very proud to be a citizen with the effort of all the workers, who usually get verbal abuse for their work," said Tulsa resident Patrick Walters. 

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Letter: Oklahoma senators broke oath in impeachment vote

"Both oaths, of impartiality and to faithfully discharge their duties, were blatantly disregarded," said Broken Arrow resident Cindy Catli. 

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