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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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On this day in history: Richard Nixon dies, Elian Gonzalez seized by federal agents, Oklahoma land rush begins. (April 22)
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β€˜Survivor Tree’ clone planted in Oklahoma, George Zimmerman kicked off Tinder in Florida, and more
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On any given day, severe weather can threaten millions of people. An Oklahoma office tries to see it all coming.
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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..
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Severe thunderstorms rumbled across North Texas, the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma and southeastern Kansas on Wednesday, producing several tornadoes and unleashing..
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There is the potential for tornadoes Thursday as the storm moves into Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle
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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..
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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.
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