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Charges Filed Against BA Brothers

Murder charges are filed against two Broken Arrow brothers accused of killing their parents and three siblings. The murders took place earlier this month. The Tulsa County District Attorney filed the charges today. District Attorney Steve Kunzwieler declined a recorded interview, but did release the following statement: Five First-Degree Murder charges were filed today against Robert Davis Bever, 18, and Michael John Bever, 16, in the stabbing deaths of their parents and three siblings at...
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Task Force To Lobby For New Jets at Tulsa Air Base

The Oklahoma Air National Guard has announced the formation of a task force to help persuade the Air Force to station its new military fighter jets in Tulsa. Within a decade, the military will begin phasing out the F 16 fighters that are currently based at the Tulsa Guard Air Base. The task force will lobby for the new F 35 Lightning II jets to be based here. The task force is made up of guard, state and local officials. Among those on the task force are Lt-Governor Todd Lamb and Tulsa Mayor...
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Renowned Bartlesville-Based Storyteller Fran Stallings Describes Her Two Newest Books

On this edition of our show, we speak by phone with Fran Stallings, a longtime storyteller who has performed at numerous national and international storytelling festivals, in schools and libraries, and on the radio. Stallings has two new books out, which she tells us about: "How to Fool a Cat: Japanese Folktales for Children" and "The Price of Three Stories: Rare Folktales from Japan." In each of these collections, Stallings has edited and adapted the stories of her friend and collaborator,...
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Arson Attack That Killed Toddler In West Bank Is Called Terrorism

An arson attack in the West Bank that killed an 18-month-old boy was being condemned widely on Friday, but the Palestinian Liberation Organization is putting the blame on the Israeli government.The attack happened in the early morning hours of Friday when perpetrators firebombed a house in the village of Duma. According to the BBC, the perpetrators left behind some graffiti in Hebrew. On one wall, the Star of David was drawn right next to the word "revenge."According to The New York Times, an...
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Beijing Awarded The 2022 Winter Olympic Games

Updated at 10 a.m. ETThe International Olympic Committee has awarded Beijing the 2022 Winter Games.With the selection, the Chinese city will become the first to host both winter and summer games. Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Games.With a vote of 44 to 40, Beijing beat out Almaty, the biggest city in Kazakhstan.In a press release, the IOC said: "Beijing aims to use the Games to accelerate the development of a new sport, culture and tourism area, and to encourage interest in winter sports in...
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What Does It Mean To Be A Child Prodigy In Jazz?

What do Mozart, Herbie Hancock and Michael Jackson have in common? For one, their musical talent was discovered early — they were all considered child prodigies.It's one thing to be a gifted musician, but for children, that title can come with baggage. For jazz musicians, the notion takes on deeper overtones.To help make sense of all that, All Things Considered host Audie Cornish spoke with Jazz Night In America host Christian McBride — a bassist who could have been seen as a prodigy himself...
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"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, a premier wrestler in the now-WWE during the 1980s and 1990s who fought Hulk Hogan and Mr. T in the main event at the first WrestleMania in 1985, has died, the company reports.

It's the end of the month, and that means another email dump from Hillary Clinton's time at the State Department. On Friday evening, more than 1,300 messages from Clinton's controversial private server were released to the public.

State courts are twice as likely to incarcerate Native teens for minor crimes such as truancy and alcohol use than any other racial and ethnic group, according to the Tribal Law and Policy Institute. And juvenile detention facilities around the country have a disproportionately high number of Native American youth, according to an Indian Law and Order Commission report.

Zimbabwe is seeking the extradition of Walter Palmer, the American dentist who killed a famous lion named Cecil, which was being tracked in a university study.

At the stroke of midnight, tens of thousands of Indians and Bangladeshis living near the border between the two countries got their own country for the first time in 70 years.

As part of an agreement between the two nations, the fate of just under 15,000 people living in 51 Bangladeshi enclaves inside India and more than 37,000 in 111 Indian enclaves in Bangladesh has finally been determined. Most will stay where they are, but change their nationality. Some are moving, and some of them are leaving behind family members.

Doctors Without Borders is calling it a "champagne moment." The World Health Organization says it's a "game changer."

In a small trial, an experimental vaccine protected 100 percent of participants who were at high risk for the virus. Although the results are preliminary, they offer new hope of finally stamping out the virus in West Africa — and preventing the next epidemic.

What do Mozart, Herbie Hancock and Michael Jackson have in common? For one, their musical talent was discovered early — they were all considered child prodigies.

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When the BBC canned the host of one of its best rated programs "Top Gear," it was a big deal. Millions of fans tuned in each week to see longtime star Jeremy Clarkson and the flashy stunts of the long-running car show.

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Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton released eight years worth of tax returns Friday, showing that she and her husband Bill Clinton earned $139 million since 2007. They paid nearly $44 million in federal taxes during that period. The couple's effective federal tax rate ranged from 25 percent in 2007 to 36 percent last year.