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Oklahoma: State of the United States of America
Oklahoma is a state in the South Central region of the United States, bordered by Kansas on the north, Missouri on the northeast, Arkansas on the east, Texas on the south, New Mexico on the west, and Colorado on the northwest. It is the 20th-most extensive and the 28th-most populous of the fifty United States. The state's name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning "red people". It is also known informally by its nickname, "The Sooner State", in reference to the non-Native settlers who staked their claims on land before the official opening date of lands in the western Oklahoma Territory or before the Indian Appropriations Act of 1889, which dramatically increased European-American settlement in the eastern Indian Territory. Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory were merged into the State of Oklahoma when it became the 46th state to enter the union on November 16, 1907. Its residents are known as Oklahomans, and its capital and largest city is Oklahoma City.

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Today in History for April 22nd

On this day in history: Richard Nixon dies, Elian Gonzalez seized by federal agents, Oklahoma land rush begins. (April 22)
USATODAY.com - Published

Oregon Trail-style glamping, elephant rights, baby bobcats: News from around our 50 states

‘Survivor Tree’ clone planted in Oklahoma, George Zimmerman kicked off Tinder in Florida, and more
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for Oklahoma

OxyContin Maker, Oklahoma Reach Settlement in Opioid Lawsuit [Video]OxyContin Maker, Oklahoma Reach Settlement in Opioid Lawsuit

The Oklahoma AG's office has reached a $270 million settlement with Purdue Pharma in a case over its alleged role in the opioid crisis.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

OxyContin Maker, Oklahoma Reach Settlement In Opioid Lawsuit [Video]OxyContin Maker, Oklahoma Reach Settlement In Opioid Lawsuit

The Oklahoma Attorney General's office has reached a settlement with Purdue Pharma in a case over its alleged role in the opioid crisis.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Purdue Pharma To Pay Settlement In Its First Opioid-Linked Lawsuit [Video]Purdue Pharma To Pay Settlement In Its First Opioid-Linked Lawsuit

Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, has settled a lawsuit with the state of Oklahoma. According to Gizmodo, the company will pay roughly $270 million over claims that the company helped..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

OxyContin maker reaches $270 million settlement [Video]OxyContin maker reaches $270 million settlement

Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, reached a $270 million settlement to resolve a lawsuit by the state of Oklahoma accusing the company of helping fuel an opioid abuse epidemic. Zachary Goelman..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

Purdue reaches $270 million deal in Oklahoma opioid case [Video]Purdue reaches $270 million deal in Oklahoma opioid case

Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, reached a $270 million settlement to resolve a lawsuit by the state of Oklahoma accusing the company of helping fuel an opioid abuse epidemic. Zachary Goelman..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

OxyContin Maker Purdue Agrees To Settle Oklahoma Opioid Case [Video]OxyContin Maker Purdue Agrees To Settle Oklahoma Opioid Case

Purdue Pharma LP has reportedly agreed to settle a lawsuit by the state of Oklahoma accusing the OxyContin painkiller maker of helping fuel an opioid abuse epidemic. It is the first settlement to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Trump's Budget Includes New Funding To Fight HIV [Video]Trump's Budget Includes New Funding To Fight HIV

LGBTQ rights advocates welcome President Trump's plan to eradicate HIV, but urge the administration and Congress to put more funding into the plan.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 02:32Published

AL governor tells Lee County, AL governor tells Lee County, "I've got your back"

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Monday mourned the loss of "children, mothers, fathers, neighbors and friends" after a spate of tornadoes that killed at least 23 people, including two children, the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

AL governor tells Lee County, AL governor tells Lee County, "I've got your back'"

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Monday mourned the loss of "children, mothers, fathers, neighbors and friends" after a spate of tornadoes that killed at least 23 people, including two children, the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

Melania Trump Kicks Off Her Melania Trump Kicks Off Her "Be Best" Tour In Oklahoma

Melania Trump Kicks Off Her "Be Best" Tour In Oklahoma

Credit: Time     Duration: 00:50Published

Melania Trump Opens Three-State Tour To Promote 'Be Best' [Video]Melania Trump Opens Three-State Tour To Promote 'Be Best'

Melania Trump is in Oklahoma to open a three-state tour to highlight all three components of her "Be Best" childhood initiative. The first lady on Monday is visiting the Dove School of Discovery, a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

AL tornado death toll likely to rise: sheriff [Video]AL tornado death toll likely to rise: sheriff

Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said on Monday that the number of fatalities from Sunday's tornadoes in Alabama stood at 23, but that the number was likely to rise. The sheriff said the youngest victim..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

Gov. Evers Makes Inaccurate Claim About Drug Offenders [Video]Gov. Evers Makes Inaccurate Claim About Drug Offenders

Gov. Tony Evers said a huge majority of people were in prison in Wisconsin for drug offenses, but the real numbers aren't even close.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 02:18Published

 

Divining Disaster: Inside the Storm Prediction Center

On any given day, severe weather can threaten millions of people. An Oklahoma office tries to see it all coming.
NYTimes.com - Published

Okla. City bombing 'Survivor Tree' DNA to live on

Science and technology are helping Oklahoma City to sustain the DNA and spirit of a tree symbolizing hope 24 years after the deadliest act of domestic terrorism on U.S. soil. (April 19)
USATODAY.com - Published

Strong storms rumble across Texas and Oklahoma

Severe thunderstorms rumbled across North Texas, the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma and southeastern Kansas on Wednesday, producing several tornadoes and unleashing widespread hail. (April 18)
USATODAY.com - Published

Tornadoes reported in Texas and Oklahoma

There is the potential for tornadoes Thursday as the storm moves into Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle
CBS News - Published

Tornadoes, thunderstorms to pummel U.S. again this week

A second wave of tornadoes and thunderstorms in less than a week is forecast to hit states in the U.S. South and Midwest on Wednesday then move eastward, with Oklahoma expecting hail bigger than golf..
Reuters - Published

NFL mock draft: Which team might trade for Oklahoma's Kyler Murray if Cardinals pass at No. 1?

Trades always shake up the first round of the NFL draft, so USA TODAY Sports projected a few trades that could alter this year's outlook.
USATODAY.com - Published

Snorkel owl rescue, mashed potato mystery, giant hammer: News from around our 50 states

Farmer looks for successor at rare ramp venture in West Virginia, governor takes ‘American Ninja Warrior’ challenge in Oklahoma, and more
USATODAY.com - Published

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