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Why signing a one-year contract with the Thunder might make the most sense for Kevin Durant

Why signing a one-year contract with the Thunder might make the most sense for Kevin Durant

Sports | Published: Fri, Feb 12, 2016 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

TORONTO – Kevin Durant touched down in Toronto early Friday morning. Before noon, he was seated in front of an international contingent of reporters, facing the media feeding frenzy that is All-Star weekend.

6 quotes from Saturday's GOP debate

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Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump speaks about Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, as Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., right, during the CBS News Republican presidential debate Saturday evening at the Peace Center, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The six remaining Republican candidates traded barbs, compared conservative credentials and talked issues at Saturday night's debate in Greenville, S.C. Here are some top quotes from the event.

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Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

FILE - In this Oct., 15, 2006 file photo, Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at the ACLU Membership Conference in Washington. On Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, the U.S. Marshals Service confirmed that Scalia has died at the age of 79. (AP Photo/Chris Greenberg, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scalia was 79.

▪ Oklahomans react to Justice Scalia's death
▪ Scalia cast key vote in Oklahoma death penalty case
▪ VIDEO: Obama announces plans to appoint Scalia replacement 'in due time'
▪ Trump, Cruz, Rubio react to Justice Scalia's death on social media
▪ NRA says Scalia death puts gun rights in jeopardy

Dual state wrestling: Choctaw wins first title since 1997 with upset of Sand Springs

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Choctaw coach Benny Coleman celebrates with his team after winning the Class 6A dual state wrestling championship at Fire Lake Arena in Shawnee, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Doubters were still thick when the Yellowjackets took the mat against favored Sand Springs at Firelake Arena on Saturday evening.

5.1 and 3.9 magnitude earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma

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The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 4.7 magnitude earthquake early Monday. The quake was recorded at 3:49 a.m. about 16 miles west-southwest of Medford. STEPHEN PINGRY/Tulsa World file

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook northwest Oklahoma and was felt in seven other states on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, the third-largest temblor ever recorded in the state where the power and frequency of earthquakes has dramatically increased in recent years.

Opinion: Prudence, political will needed at Oklahoma Legislature

Voices | Published: Sun, Feb 14, 2016 | Comment on this article Leave a comment
 State Sen. Brian Bingman

In a recent meeting with The Oklahoman's editorial board, state Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman was blunt about the challenges facing legislators this session.

Purely Subjective: A nerd in love

Life | Published: Sun, Feb 14, 2016 | Comment on this article Leave a comment
 Purely Subjective: A Nerd in Love by Ken Raymond

Ken Raymond: I guess in a way those pop songs and TV dramas didn’t lead me too far astray. It just took four excruciating years for my love note to deliver.

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Jewel Cave lifts age restriction for kids on scenic tours

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CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — Officials at Jewel Cave National Monument say young children can once again go on scenic tours of the cave.Jewel Cave officials said this week they...

Couple married 83 years offers relationship advice on Twitter

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More than eight decades ago, John Betar fell in love with the girl next door.

Benghazi contractor won’t play politics in Oklahoma City talk

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Kris Paronto, a security contractor at the Benghazi, Libya, consulate on Sept. 11, 2012, will speak Feb. 19, 2016, in Oklahoma City at the Oklahoma Republican Party’s annual Lincoln and Reagan Dinner.

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