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Jury Awards $10 Million to Family of Man Who Died after Five Days Without Aid at Tulsa County Jail

After nine hours of deliberations spread across two days, a jury awarded $10 million Monday to the family of an Army veteran who died at the Tulsa County Jail. Elliott Williams died in October 2011 from complications of a broken neck and dehydration. After a misdemeanor arrest in Owasso, Williams was left on the floor of a medical cell for five days without receiving attention. Williams' family was seeking $51 million in damages. The jury, which deliberated three hours Friday and six hours...

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Oklahoma Representatives Overwhelmingly Pass Bill to Allow Guns on Public Buses

On a 75–8 vote Monday, state lawmakers passed a bill to allow some Oklahomans to carry a gun while riding public transit. "This is a request bill from the Oklahoma Second Amendment Association. It's also endorsed by the NRA," said Rep. Greg Babinec. "House Bill 1721, the Bus Passenger Safety Act, allows any person with an SDA to carry on a bus." Babinec was referring to the state's self defense act license required to carry a gun in public. Oklahoma City Rep. Forrest Bennett said he has some...

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U.S. Restricts Electronic Devices On Flights From 8 Muslim Countries

Airline passengers coming to the U.S. on direct flights from eight majority-Muslim nations must now place most electronic devices, including laptops, tablets and cameras, in checked baggage under stepped-up security measures, Trump administration officials said. Passengers can still carry smartphones into the plane's cabin, but nothing larger, the officials added. The measures took effect Tuesday morning and cover about 50 incoming flights a day from the eight countries — Jordan, Egypt,...

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Fear Of Deportation Spurs 4 Women To Drop Domestic Abuse Cases In Denver

The Trump administration's talk of cracking down on undocumented immigrants has frightened many people living in the country illegally. And it has deterred some domestic abuses victims from appearing in court for fear they'll be spotted by agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, says Denver City Attorney Kristin Bronson. Bronson tells NPR's Rachel Martin that four women — victims of what Bronson calls physical and violent assault — have not pursued cases. "We had pending cases that...

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Two very high profile hearings take place this week on Capitol Hill. The House Intelligence Committee i s investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and the Senate Judiciary Committee is grilling President Trump’s nominee to be the next justice of the US Supreme Court. You can stay up-to-date by listening to NPR's extensive coverage on Public Radio 89.5 HD 3 or by streaming on our website. LISTEN LIVE. You can also follow the real-time coverage here with the NPR live blogs....

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On this installment of StudioTulsa, we speak with with Laura Fry, the Senior Curator and Curator of Art at the Gilcrease Museum. She tells us about two special exhibitions now on view at the museum: "Looking West: The Rumley Family Collection" (which will close on the 19th, this coming Sunday) and "Creating the Modern Southwest" (which will close at the end of this year).

On this edition of ST, we offer a wide-ranging chat with Bill Leighty, the executive director of Smart Growth Tulsa, which was founded in April of 2014 and incorporated as a nonprofit just recently. This organization, per its website, is "committed to policies, not politics. We seek to create healthy communities that work for everyone, with strong schools and local businesses, improved mobility options and jobs that pay well....

Our guest is Prof. Barry Friedman, who is the Fuchsberg Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and the director of the Policing Project. He joins us to discuss his new book, "Unwarranted: Policing Without Permission." As noted of this widely acclaimed study in a starred review in Kirkus: "A law professor diagnoses the ills of American policing and prescribes a healthy dose of sunlight. 'Policing in the United States -- from the overzealous beat cop all the way to the NSA -- is out of control,' writes Friedman, and the fault lies not with the police but with us.

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"The disappearing maternal care problem is common across rural America. Only about 6 percent of the nation's OB/GYNs work in rural areas, according to the latest survey numbers from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Yet 15 percent of the country's population, or 46 million people, live in rural America.

On this edition of ST, we welcome Ron Spigelman back to our show. He'll be the Guest Conductor for the next Tulsa Symphony Orchestra concert, which happens tomorrow night (Saturday the 11th) at the Tulsa PAC. As we learn on today's show, it's a Pops evening that will celebrate Route 66 -- indeed, a wide-ranging multimedia presentation (in image, text, and music) that will offer everything from Kander and Ebb's "Chicago" to Aaron Copland's "Buckaroo Holiday," and from W.C. Handy's "St.

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