Oklahoma

State of the United States of America

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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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The Oklahoma-born writer, a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, is the first Native American to hold the post.
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A natural gas pipeline owned and operated by DCP Midstream in Grady County, Oklahoma, was temporarily shut after an explosion on Tuesday, according to a company..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

A pipeline exploded in Grady County, Oklahoma, on Tuesday, according to a local news website.
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

A group of Jimmy Buffett fans from Oklahoma say they became seriously ill while staying at a hotel in the Dominican Republic in April.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 3 days ago

Severe storms are expected Sunday from Texas to the East Coast. On Saturday, several tornadoes cut a path of destruction through Indiana and Oklahoma. Another..
Credit: CBS News - Published 4 days ago

Video from a police body camera shows a shooting suspect falling about 30 feet from a bridge in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as officers chased him. (June 14)
 
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An investigation into an explosion at an Oklahoma natural gas drilling rig that killed five workers last year faulted inadequate training and equipment and..
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The move comes amid cuts to all but basic services for unaccompanied migrant children in government custody
Credit: CBS News - Published 1 week ago

Delta Air Lines came to the rescue after a group of Oklahoma students were stuck at an airport on their way to D.C. after their flight was canceled.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 1 week ago

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