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Watch: 500 Drones Light Up The Sky In Russia To Mark Anniversary Of Yuri Gagarin's Space Flight
Watch: 500 Drones Light Up The Sky In Russia To Mark Anniversary Of Yuri Gagarin's Space Flight

A total of 500 drones lit up the sky in the shape of a rocket launch in Russia's Veliky Novgorod on Monday (April 12) to mark the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's historic space flight. Gagarin became the first human in outer space on April 12, 1961, in one of the Soviet Union's most important Cold War victories and a pivotal moment in its space race with the United States. The town's residents admired the swarm drone display illuminating the skies, with the devices lined up in synchronized li

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Pawnee Bill Ranch & Museum To Host Exhibit Featuring Railroad Photographs Of Preston George
Pawnee Bill Ranch & Museum To Host Exhibit Featuring Railroad Photographs Of Preston George

The Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum will be hosting a traveling photography exhibit later in April. The exhibit is called "Smoke Over Oklahoma: The Railroad Photographs of Preston George." It is a collection of 25 black and white photographs taken of the railroads in Oklahoma in the 1930s and 40s when George worked as a Civil Engineer. The collection will be at the ranch from April 23rd to June 23rd. For more information Click Here.

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Oklahoma Historical Society Announces Line-Up, Theme For 2021Oklahoma History Conference
Oklahoma Historical Society Announces Line-Up, Theme For 2021Oklahoma History Conference

The Oklahoma Historical Society has announced the line-up and theme for the 2021 Oklahoma History Conference. This year's conference will feature Muscogee Creek poet, playwright and author Joy Harjo, who holds the title of Incumbent U.S. Poet Laureate. It will also feature author, professor and lawyer Hannibal Johnson and, a special performance by the Red Dirt Rangers.

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Defense Set To Take Turn In Ex-Police Officer's Trial In Floyd Death
Defense Set To Take Turn In Ex-Police Officer's Trial In Floyd Death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The defense for a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death was set to start presenting its case Tuesday, following 11 days of a prosecution narrative that combined wrenching video with clinical analysis by medical and use-of-force experts to condemn Derek Chauvin’s actions. Prosecutors called their final witnesses Monday, leaving only some administrative matters before they were expected to rest Tuesday. Once the defense takes over, Chauvin attorney Er

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Firefighter Killed In Blaze In Russian City Of Saint Petersburg
Firefighter Killed In Blaze In Russian City Of Saint Petersburg

MOSCOW (AP) — A major fire engulfed a business center in St. Petersburg, Russia’s second-largest city, on Monday, killing a firefighter and injuring two others. The blaze spread across all four of the building’s floors and was raging in an area of 10,000 square meters (more than 100,000 square feet), emergency officials said. Around 300 people were involved in battling the fire, authorities said. One firefighter died and two others were hospitalized with injuries, according to the Russian Emerge

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Several Countries Agree To Increase Deployments To Stem Tide Of Migrants
Several Countries Agree To Increase Deployments To Stem Tide Of Migrants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has struck an agreement with Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to temporarily surge security forces to their borders in an effort to reduce the tide of migration to the U.S. border. The agreement comes as the U.S. saw a record number of unaccompanied children attempting to cross the border in March, and the largest number of Border Patrol encounters overall with migrants on the southern border — just under 170,000 — since March 2001. According to White Hou

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Pubs, Hairdressers Set To Reopen As UK Eases Virus Lockdown
Pubs, Hairdressers Set To Reopen As UK Eases Virus Lockdown

LONDON (AP) — Millions of people in Britain will get their first chance in months for haircuts, casual shopping and restaurant meals on Monday, as the government takes the next step on its lockdown-lifting road map. Nationwide restrictions have been in place in England since early January, and similar rules in the other parts of the U.K., to suppress a surge in coronavirus infections that swept the country late last year, linked to a more transmissible new variant first identified in southeast E

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Watch: Magellanic Penguins Return To The Seas After Being Rehabilitated
Watch: Magellanic Penguins Return To The Seas After Being Rehabilitated

Twelve black-and-white Magellanic penguins have been returned to the chilly seas off the Atlantic coast of Argentina after they were rescued and rehabilitated from health issues including malnutrition and anemia. The boot-high penguins waddled down a windswept sandy beach after being released by conservationists, paused for photos with onlookers before taking the plunge back into the sea and swimming off to freedom.

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Tulsa Couple Pleads Guilty To Fraudulently Applying For PPP Loans
Tulsa Couple Pleads Guilty To Fraudulently Applying For PPP Loans

A Tulsa couple has pleaded guilty to fraudulently applying for PPP loans. According to police, Ibanga and Teosha Etuk both pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud, with Ibanga also pleading guilty to one count of aggravated identity theft. Both applied for Paycheck Protection Program loans at area banks and lied about how many people they had employed and how much their payroll was. Ibanga also admitted that he used another person's identity on payroll records when applying for the loan.

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US Recommends ‘Pause’ For Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Over Clot Reports
US Recommends ‘Pause’ For Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Over Clot Reports

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. In a joint statement Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said it was investigating clots in six women in the days after vaccination, in combination with reduced platelet counts. More than 6.8 million doses of the J&J vaccine have been administered in the U.

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City Leaders To Attend Groundbreaking For New Broken Arrow Senior Center
City Leaders To Attend Groundbreaking For New Broken Arrow Senior Center

City leaders in Broken Arrow are set to take part in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new senior citizen center. The new building will be right across from the existing senior center. The more than $3.5 million project was paid for through a 2018 bond issue passed by voters.  Construction includes multipurpose rooms, a theater room and an exercise room. A new parking lot will also have multiple uses onc

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NCAA Warns Okla. Transgender Sports Bill Could Impact Future Events
NCAA Warns Okla. Transgender Sports Bill Could Impact Future Events

The NCAA has a warning for Oklahoma over a proposed bill in the state house that would prohibit transgender sports participation. News 9's Jordan Dafnis has details on how the legislation could impact future sporting events.

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Osage County Ranchers Conduct Controlled Burns To Prevent Wildfires During Active Season
Osage County Ranchers Conduct Controlled Burns To Prevent Wildfires During Active Season

Osage Nation Firefighters say wildfire season in their county has been particularly active this year, mostly due to poor conditions where there is a fine line between a controlled burn and a bad situation. Burning is necessary when it comes to ranching, but firefighters and ranchers say not every controlled burn always turns out the way they hoped it would during peak wildfire season. Wildfire season in Oklahoma typically begins around early March and lasts through the end of April on average. D

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