Oklahoma

U.S. state in the United States

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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 and west, 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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An Oklahoma judge will rule on Monday on whether Johnson & Johnson should be held liable in a lawsuit by the state's attorney general who argues the drugmaker..
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An Oklahoma man exonerated of murder charges and released from a life sentence was arrested for trying to kill another person. Demarco Carpenter, 42, has been..
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Omni Air flight arrived from Tinker Air Force base in Oklahoma earlier in the day, but bailed on subsequent departure "and was safely evacuated"
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Former Oklahoma Sooners coach Barry Switzer calls Mike Gaddis, who died Monday, the "best running back I ever recruited out of the state of Oklahoma.”
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