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  • 'Better off as slaves': So wonders Cliven Bundy about black people

    Richard Hall | Updated: 38 min ago

    Cliven Bundy has gone from obscurity to the center of a political tug-of-war, and he’s embracing every bit of the attention he’s getting. Problem is, now he’s done opened his mouth and shoved his foot firmly in it by saying things like this bit about black people on “government...

  • Oregon: Powered by aborted fetus tissue?

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    What if you found out you got your electricity from the burning of tissue from aborted fetuses? Apparently that’s happening in Oregon right now. And once the Marion County Commission in Oregon realized what was going on, they worked quickly to put a stop to it.

  • It isn't news, but check out how happy this kid is because of hockey player Jordin Tootoo

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    Professional hockey player Jordin Tootoo is now professional at being awesome. Because he did this:

  • It isn't news, but look at this creepy hornets nest

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    I came across this on reddit and thought I’d share. #NightmaresForDays

  • Go ahead and laugh: Charles Barkley's golf swing

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Now that’s some funny stuff. I don’t know much about golf, but I know he’s doing something wrong. Or, the club is too short for him. Slow news day? Nah. I just got done reading a bunch of crime stories and needed a pick-me-up.

  • Watch: Train narrowly misses man crossing the tracks

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Growing older means losing a step or two. But doesn’t growing older also mean growing wiser? And wisdom dictates “don’t ever try to beat a train. Especially if you’re on foot. And old.” No ageism here! But the guy in this clip is apparently 77 years old, and if he had been a step...

  • Because Stone Cold said so! WWE's Steve Austin is all for marriage equality

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    WWE personality Stone Cold Steve Austin didn’t pull any punches when he spoke recently about his thoughts on marriage equality. In a very NSFW (’cause of language) section of a podcast, Stone Cold basically said: Any human being in America … who wants to be married … more power to...

  • Video: Probably the best gun review ever, all thanks to a simple app

    Richard Hall | Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    I love YouTube, and this is one of the reasons why. If you’ve never heard of the Speech Jammer app, let me fill you in: It’s an app that takes everything you say, adds a delay and makes it almost impossible to speak intelligibly while you use the app.

  • Netflix is raising prices

    Richard Hall | Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Netflix announced today that, after seeing success with a rise in subscription cost in Ireland, the company plans to raise prices by as much as $2 for new customers, depending on the customer’s location. As expected we saw limited impact from our January price increase for new members in...

  • Miss The Oklahoman's advertising inserts online? Now they're on Oklahoman.com

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    We know you are out there. Some of you read the newspaper every day and find great value in all the extensive coverage of news and events in the daily sections. But some of you out there find even greater value in the inserts and other advertisements that are packaged in the printed...

  • Watch: Guy goes on epic rant against 'bullies' of autistic and people with disabilities

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Bullies prey on people they perceive as weak. That’s what they look for. … And they perceive you, or your loved ones who are disabled, as being weak. What they don’t understand is you’re not. Those words were spoken earlier this week by a man named Pete Werner during a weekly podcast...

  • Video: Want a Porche 911? This guy's story might make you think twice

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Imagine you’ve saved up your hard-earned money to finally buy the car of your dreams: In this case, it’s a brand new Porsche 911, which ranges in price between $85,000 and about $172,000. You get your car, it’s amazing. It’s beautiful.

  • Show us your throwback prom photos

    Tiffany Gibson | Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    It’s that time of year again: Prom season. It’s a rite of passage for many teenagers, who are on the hunt for the perfect outfit and a night to remember. This year, we are collecting old prom photos to feature in a gallery on NewsOK.

  • Sports bar sign: 'I like my beer how I like my violence...'

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Sidewalk signs give the chance to businesses to really grab the attention of potential customers. Using humor and colorful presentations, business can really reap the rewards of their creativity, especially if photos of their sign hit the Web and get spread like crazy.

  • Newsroom 101 students participate in 15-second journalism video challenge

    Tiffany Gibson | Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    “What do journalists do?” That’s the question we asked our Newsroom 101 students on Saturday and challenged them to answer it in a 15-second video. Here’s a look at three videos they came up with:     How can you not love a story about penguins?!

  • Follow the 'Addicted Oklahoma' series on your computers and phones

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Last Sunday, The Oklahoman and Oklahoma Watch unveiled a project that some of its best investigative reporters and storytellers had been working on for months. The Addicted Oklahoma series began with the first installment — “Problem Prescribers Help Fuel Deadly Epidemic” — focusing on...

  • 4 tips for surviving Oklahoma earthquakes

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Earthquakes, am I right? Oklahomans are used to Mother Nature’s ebb and flow, but these stronger-than-normal earthquakes are kind of new to us. And if you live in the Jones, Perry and Guthrie areas, then you’re really feeling them, and almost on a daily basis.

  • Photos just a swipe away with new galleries on NewsOK Mobile

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    This week, the thousands of photos on NewsOK just got a little easier to hold in your hand. We launch something new on NewsOK every week. Sometimes, it’s two or three new features. That was the case last week, as well.

  • Which Oklahoma actor would play you in a movie?

    Tiffany Gibson | Published: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    You might have noticed a new banner on the home page. If not, you should probably go check it out. It looks like this: It contains all of the answers to the universe. OK, not really. But, it does tell you which famous Oklahoma actor would play you in a movie.

  • The 10 best protest signs at today's education rally

    Matt Carney | Published: Mon, Mar 31, 2014

    With an estimated 25,000 people out at the state Capitol Monday rallying for an increase in public funding for education, it’s no surprise that the crowd — many of them teachers and school administrators who were bused in from around the state — brought some clever signs to drive their...



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