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Murder Charge for Tulsa Man in Slaying of Lebanese Neighbor

Prosecutors have charged a Tulsa man with first-degree murder and committing a hate crime in the killing of his Lebanese neighbor. Stanley Majors was also charged Tuesday with being a felon in possession of a firearm and threatening a violent act in the Aug. 12 fatal shooting of 37-year-old Khalid Jabara. The 61-year-old Majors allegedly spent years in conflict with the Jabara family, referring to his neighbors as "filthy Lebanese," ''dirty Arabs" and "Moo-slems." The Jabaras are actually...
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AG: Oklahoma Breweries May Sell Pints Under New Law

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says after review, a new law allows breweries to sell you beer to take home and to drink there. ABLE Commission Director A. Keith Burt said while he knew Senate Bill 424 would allow breweries to sell six-packs and growlers, he wasn’t sure it allowed them to serve on site. "Because it didn't say on-premise consumption," Burt said. "And so we're open to the attorney general's office giving us guidance on if that suffices to allow them to do that." In an...
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Among La. Flood Victims, 'Depression Levels Are Really High'

In the small flood-ravaged town of Springfield, La., Rachel Moriarty waited more than a week for a center where she could apply for emergency food stamps to finally open in the AM-Vets hall — but she's been turned away at the door.This week they are only processing those with the last names beginning with A through D."I don't have a vehicle to get here," she tells a staffer from the state, who replies that due to the volume of applicants in need, there wasn't anything they could do.A defeated...
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On this edition of ST Medical Monday, a discussion with Jennifer Noonan, a Texas-based mother of two who is the founder of, a website for autism parents.

(Note: This interview originally aired back in December.) We speak with the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Ron Suskind, whose bestselling nonfiction books include "Confidence Men" and "The One Percent Doctrine," among others. Suskind joins us to discuss his latest book, a memoir called "Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism." This work, first published in 2014, chronicles Suskind's family’s two-decade struggle with his son Owen's autism. As was noted of the book by the St.

The State of Oklahoma continues to top nationwide stats regarding the number of people it incarcerates. According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, our state ranks second in the nation in its rate of incarceration at 700 per every 100,000 people; the national average is 471. Oklahoma also imprisons women at the highest rate in the country -- at a rate that's more than twice the national average. Come early November, voters statewide will consider two initiatives aimed at reversing these shameful and embarrassing trends.

On this edition of StudioTulsa, we are talking about Tulsa Global Alliance, which is, per its website, is "a non-profit volunteer organization that connects people, companies, families, organizations, and students from Tulsa and Oklahoma with the rest of the world." Our guests are Tom Hemphill, the President and CEO of TGA, and Ken Busby, a former head of the TGA Governing Board.

(Note: This interview first aired in early June.) "Eighty percent of success is showing up." Or so goes the old saying. But what do we really mean by this? And how does "showing up" in life -- or, if you prefer, routinely exhibiting "perseverance" -- relate to things like intellect, talent, drive, discipline, and so on? On this installment of ST, our guest is Dr. Angela Duckworth, a 2013 MacArthur Fellow and professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania who has advised the White House, the World Bank, and both NBA and NFL teams.

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Berkeley's Soda Tax Appears To Cut Consumption Of Sugary Drinks

The nation's first "soda tax" on sugar-sweetened beverages, which went into effect in Berkeley, Calif., last year, appears to be working.According to a new study, consumption of sugary drinks — at least in some neighborhoods — is down by a whopping 20 percent.That estimate results from what Kristine Madsen, a researcher at the University of California, Berkeley's School of Public Health, calls a "perfect natural experiment." In the fall of 2014, voters in Berkeley and San Francisco, on...
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Computers have already beaten us at chess, Jeopardy and go, the ancient board game from Asia. And now, in the raging war with machines, human beings have lost yet another battle – over typing.

On a Saturday morning, a group of adults gather in a circle in an elementary school classroom on the campus of Gallaudet University. Each wears a name tag — and on that name tag is a common sexual term: "Ejaculation." "Orgasm." "Condom."

One by one they introduce themselves by the name on their tag. Not in spoken words, but in American Sign Language (ASL).

These are parents and caregivers who have — or work with — children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The moms and dads are bashful at first, but after signing for a few minutes, they're laughing at themselves.

A powerful earthquake shook central Italy overnight, killing at least 37 people, according to reports, and destroying large swathes of several towns. Victims are still being pulled from the rubble and the full extent of the devastation is not yet clear.

The U.S. Geologic Service estimates that the quake, which was centered about 100 miles northeast of Rome, had a magnitude of 6.2.

Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto, in the Apennine mountains, are among the hardest-hit towns. They're small in size but popular as tourist destinations.

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