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  • The Morning Brew: Dead Syrian toddler washed ashore becomes tragic symbol

    Juliana Keeping | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Photo of dead Syrian toddler washed ashore on beach becomes tragic symbol of refugee crisis A mass exodus from Syria has spawned a crushing refugee crisis in Europe, and a photo of a dead toddler washed ashore on a beach in Turkey encapsulated that crisis on Wednesday.  The...

  • 5 reasons why Oklahomans love football

    Richard Hall | Yesterday

    We published a story last week in which reporter Juliana Keeping stepped out of her comfort zone and onto a high school football field. Not as a player, but as an Oklahoman. She admitted she didn't care much for the sport. But, being a dutiful person, went ahead with her assignment: To find...

  • The Morning Brew: #backtohogwarts

    Juliana Keeping | Updated: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Good Tuesday morning. On Monday, we launched the Morning Brew, an effort to explain big stories you may have missed and pass along other tid bits of interest as we see fit. The new post required an early-morning schedule adjustment for the author (hi!). That explains why...

  • The morning brew: Wes Craven dies, rough handling of Palestinian boy goes viral, and Atari

    Juliana Keeping | Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Good morning. Below, find a round-up of stories you may have missed this weekend.  Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76 I spent most of my first viewing of "Nightmare on Elm Street" with my hands over my ears and eyes, but Freddy Krueger, with his bad skin and striped...

  • Before the "dream," there was Oklahoma City

    Linda Lynn | Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    On Aug. 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the historic "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. His words have resonated throughout several generations.  But, did you know that before he stood in Washington in front of a crowd of more than 200,000 people on...

  • From experts to newcomers, there's something for all football fans on NewsOK

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    I’m a sports fan. I read all our sports stories. The Oklahoman's sports coverage team does a great job. I read everything I can. I watch all the Press Row videos from our studios. I listen to the roundtable discussions and the podcasts produced by that award-winning group. Because I’m...

  • Life in the past lane: 50 years ago today

    Linda Lynn | Updated: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    It was Aug. 26, 1965, a mere 50 years ago, and the Gemini 5 space capsule was closing in on the Russians' five-day record in space.  Onboard Gemini 5 was Oklahoma astronaut Gordon Cooper Jr. and Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr.  They had just set a new American record of time in space for a...

  • Recording, streaming and writing all at once -- a reporter's trick revealed

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    A mellow musician from Norman serenaded us here at The Oklahoman on Thursday. It was the second such performance on the staircase that overlooks the newsroom her in our downtown offices. His name was Kyle Reid, and I wrote this piece as we listened to his tunes. Doug Hoke took pictures and...

  • Earthquakes page on NewsOK gets powerful upgrade

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    If you live where I live on the top side of Oklahoma County, the rumbles and shakes aren't so jarring anymore.  Was that thunder? Or did the dog run into the chair? (It's a clumsy dog.) Was it an earthquake? Or are the kids roughhousing in the other room? I asked the same type of...

  • Aug. 14, 1995: Mickey Mantle death remembered 20 years later

    Linda Lynn | Updated: Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    It's been 20 years since Mickey Mantle's death.  The Oklahoma native and former New York Yankees baseball player died Aug. 14, 1995, from liver cancer.

  • Find things to do on new event listings on NewsOK and

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Wed, Aug 5, 2015

    We like to launch new parts of our large website quietly.  We don't tell anybody. We just launch a new feature. That's what happened about a month ago when we upgraded our pages and listings for a calendar of events in Oklahoma. We set it up and tested it. We cleaned it up and tweaked...

  • 7 times Oklahoma was featured on 'The Daily Show'

    Richard Hall | Updated: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Jon Stewart has always had a way of sharing his thoughts on current affairs, and he did it for 16 years as host of "The Daily Show." Thursday's episode is Stewart's last, and he'll definitely be missed. He, in many ways, is the voice of a generation, and his ability to put ridiculousness on...

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