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    The acronyms teens really use on social media

    Editor’s note: Kelly Wallace is CNN’s digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. Read her other columns, and follow her reports at CNN Parents and on Twitter. Watch a CNN Special Report, “#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens,” Monday at 9 p.m. ET on CNN. For the sake of this story, I’d […]

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    Pumpkin shortage plagues local farms

    NORMAN, Okla. – A rainy summer is causing trouble for pumpkin farmers as Halloween approaches. “We didn’t plant these til 40 days ago,” said Todd Griffith, pointing to a row of vines at TG Farms. “It takes 100-something days to grow a pumpkin.” Because of a rainy May, Griffith said his fields were soaked. He couldn’t […]

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    Oklahoma City Zoo releases preliminary results on beloved elephant’s death

    OKLAHOMA CITY – While zoo keepers at the Oklahoma City Zoo mourn the loss of one of their beloved elephants, zoo officials believe they may know what caused the 4-year-old Malee’s death. When zoo keepers noticed Malee moving slower than normal and a discoloration in her mouth, they started to treat her for the elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus, […]

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    “I’m not taking it down, that’s one thing I won’t do,” Utah homeowners fined for flying American Flag

    MURRAY, Utah —  Homeowners in Utah say they are being fined by their homeowner’s association for flying the American Flag. Chestnut Place is a condominium community in Murray, Utah consisting of 60 homeowners. Up until last week, those living in the community say they were free to fly their flags without regulation or restriction, but that […]

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    American deaths in terrorism vs. gun violence in one graph

    WASHINGTON D.C. – During his presidency, President Barack Obama has had to deliver statements on gun violence 15 times. After a gunman opened fire at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College, killing nine people and injuring nine, a visibly upset Obama said the shootings were becoming all too routine. The gunman also died, although it’s unclear whether […]

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    Oklahoma City Zoo announces death of beloved baby elephant

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Zoo keepers are saying goodbye to one of the most popular animals at the Oklahoma City Zoo. On Thursday, officials with the zoo announced that Malee, a 4-year-old Asian elephant, died. “It is with profound sadness that the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden reports the death of beloved 4-year-old , female […]

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    Dunkin’ Donuts to close 100 stores in the U.S.

    NEW YORK – America may not run on Dunkin’ after all. Dunkin’ Brands, the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and the Baskin-Robbins ice cream chain, announced Thursday that one of its franchisees plans to close 100 Dunkin’ Donuts stores in the United States this year and next. The company did not provide a list of […]

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    Tulsa sheriff indicted, resigns in wake of shooting by volunteer deputy

    TULSA, Okla. – Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz resigned on Wednesday after a grand jury indicted him on a pair of misdemeanor charges, one of them accusing him of withholding details related to a volunteer deputy who fatally shot Eric Harris. The indictment claims that after Harris was shot to death on April 2 — […]

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    State of the Sooners as They Open Big 12 Play

    With teams like West Virginia capable of scoring in the 40’s each week Bob Stoops says the only result he wants from his defense is. Bob Stoops says, “A win I think TCU’s pretty satisfied with their win last weekend you win differently each week and that’s why I say it a lot about playing […]

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    Russia launches first airstrikes in Syria

    WASHINGTON — Claiming to target ISIS, Russia conducted its first airstrikes in Syria, while U.S. officials expressed serious doubts Wednesday about what the true intentions behind the move may be. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, warplanes targeted eight ISIS positions, including arms, transportation, communications and control positions. But U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter countered […]

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    Historic raising of Palestinian flag at United Nations

    NEW YORK — It’s a watershed moment that has won support on many fronts, but drawn condemnation from Israel and the United States. The Palestinian flag was raised outside the headquarters of the United Nations in New York for the first time Wednesday. Under cloudy skies, the politically sensitive flag raising ceremony took place at […]