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At least 9 dead in Boko Haram attacks in northeast Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Nigeria say at least nine people have been killed by suicide bombers in a series of attacks in the area.

Borno state police commissioner Damian Chukwu said Monday that most of the attackers were teenage girls who were heavily wired with deadly explosives.

Among the targets was the University of Maiduguri, where one civilian died.

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US lawyer: US entitled to seize Iran-tainted skyscraper

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. government lawyer has urged a jury to conclude a charity must give up majority ownership of a Manhattan skyscraper, saying it is secretly controlled by Iran.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Lockard told New York federal court jurors Monday in closing arguments that testimony proves the Alavi Foundation violated sanctions imposed in 1995.

Attorneys for Alavi say it isn't controlled by Iran.

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New study of Seattle's $15 minimum wage says it costs jobs

SEATTLE (AP) — A new study of Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law says it costs jobs, contrary to another new study released last week.

The Seattle Times reports a University of Washington team found the law boosted pay in low-wage jobs since 2014 but that it also caused a 9 percent reduction in hours worked.

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Name of man fatally shot Sunday by Oklahoma City police released

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Police released the name of a man who they say fired a gun at passing vehicles and was then fatally shot by a police officer in south Oklahoma City Sunday.

Deveonte L. Johnson, 24, was fatally shot by an officer near SW 15 and S Robinson Ave.

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'Pharma Bro' defies advice to keep quiet before fraud trial

NEW YORK (AP) — "Pharma Bro" just won't keep his mouth shut.

Even before his federal securities fraud trial began Monday, Martin Shkreli blatantly defied his attorneys' advice to lay low.

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BMW announces $600M expansion as it celebrates 25 years

GREER, S.C. (AP) — BMW plans to invest an additional $600 million in its South Carolina plant and create 1,000 more jobs over the next four years.

CEO Harald Krueger's announcement Monday coincides with the German automaker celebrating 25 years of manufacturing in Spartanburg County.

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Oprah picks debut novel 'Behold the Dreamers' for book club

NEW YORK (AP) — Imbolo Mbue, whose debut novel "Behold the Dreamers" is Oprah Winfrey's latest selection, owes her career in part to the talk-show host.

"Years ago, I went to the library one day in Falls Church, Virginia, to borrow a book and saw a shelf that only had Oprah book club picks," Mbue, 36, told The Associated Press during a recent telephone interview.

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College borrowers promised loan forgiveness are left to wait

BOSTON (AP) — Danielle Ramos' student-debt nightmare was supposed to be over.

Like thousands of others who studied at failed for-profit colleges, she was promised by the U.S. Education Department under President Barack Obama that her federal loans would be forgiven by now.

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Why Your Friend Has a Better Credit Score Than You

Tia Chambers checked her credit score for the first time at age 23, after watching a friend check his, she says.

“I said, ‘Oh boy, my credit score has to be better than that,’” says Chambers, now 31, who blogged about her experience on her website, Financially Fit and Fabulous.

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Are You Cut Out for a Work-From-Home Job?

Telecommuting has become synonymous with convenience, flexible schedules and, yes, pajamas. You don’t have to commute, spend money on transportation or dress up.

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German hiker missing on dormant Indonesian volcano

BERASTAGI, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers in Indonesia are searching for a German hiker who has been missing for five days since he began climbing a dormant volcano, an official said Monday.

Wolter Klaus, 49, from Oldenburg city, registered his name last Wednesday when he started climbing Mount Sibayak in North Sumatra's Berastagi district on what should have been a day hike, said Budiawan, who is heading the search operation.

Budiawan, who uses a single name, said Klaus was reported missing by his hotel a day later when he did not return from the 2,200-meter (7,200-foot) mountain.

He said 150 soldiers, police and volunteers divided into six teams were mobilized to look for Klaus, but the search has been hampered by the rugged, forested terrain and bad weather.

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Medicaid Cuts Addiction Epidemic
Niki Campana puts out her cigarette, Thursday, June 15, 2017, at the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic in Youngstown, Ohio.

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Court partly reinstates Trump travel ban, fall arguments set

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is letting a limited version of the Trump administration ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries to take effect, a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency.

The court said Monday the ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen could be enforced as long as they lack a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.

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State allocates more than $950,000 for Minot levee upgrades

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The State Water Commission has agreed to pay more than $950,000 to Minot to help cover the cost of repairs and upgrades to the city's existing levee system.

The project includes removing trees and repairing erosion damage along the river bank.

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Police chief loses part of arm in fireworks accident

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania police chief has lost part of his arm following a fireworks accident at the town's fireman's carnival.

Karen Diebold says her son, Leechburg Police Chief Michael Diebold, is in stable condition and in good spirits nonetheless because of the outpouring of community support.

Police say the 39-year-old chief was lighting a mortar when one went off and exploded into him.

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Personal chemistry key as Trump meets India PM for 1st time

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump meets for the first time Monday with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and personal chemistry as much as policy could determine the direction of future relations.

The leaders of the world's two largest democracies will convene at the White House.

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Power Lunch Chat with Thunder writer Erik Horne

From Staff Reports

Type your questions below for Erik

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The most memorable moments of Russell Westbrook

Adam Kemp

Russell Westbrook is expected to be named the 2016-2017 NBA MVP on Monday, here's a look at some of his most memorable moments on the front page of The Oklahoman.

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Eastern Shore travelblog: Ryan Minor's tourism tips

Berry Tramel

Our final day in Maryland changed because of an old friend.

Ryan Minor is an Oklahoma high school legend.

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Mind Your Own Business: Work integral to cancer patients' well-being

Paula Burkes

A childhood friend recently confided in me that he’s fighting cancer but  -- for fear of his losing his job -- can’t finish his treatments until he becomes eligible again for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

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Video: 'America's Got Talent' ventriloquist Darci Lynn Farmer performing at Allied Arts celebration

Brandy McDonnell

Darci Lynne Farmer, a 12-year-old ventriloquist from the Oklahoma City area who wowed the judges and studio audience last month on "America's Got Talent,” will perform at Allied Arts’ Brackets for Good U.S.A. Championship Celebration Wednesday in Automobile Alley.

The outdoor block-party style event is set for 11 a.m.

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What to do in Oklahoma on June 26, 2017: Check out the Prix de West art at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Brandy McDonnell

Today's featured event:

View work by some of the most acclaimed Western artists in the country at the 45th Annual Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale, on view through Aug.

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Partly sunny skies, high near 86 degrees Monday in Oklahoma City

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Skies will be partly sunny Monday in Oklahoma City with a high temperature near 86 degrees, the National Weather Service reports.

The Oklahoma City forecast follows:

Monday: Partly sunny with a high near 86.

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Man shot, killed by police in south OKC

A man who may have been firing his weapon at passing vehicles was shot and killed Sunday by an Oklahoma City police officer.

Police were called to the area of S 15 and Robinson Ave.

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Debunking 5 Myths About Changing Careers In Your 50s

Here's why the conventional wisdom about changing careers in your 50s is wrong, based on the research and other evidence.



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I'm a successful web developer but it's the wrong career for me

I’m interested in academia, law, journalism, the civil service – how do I figure out which is the right choice?



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3 tricks for making a bold career shift

Soft skills, intuition and self-confidence are key.



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CIA director says leaks are on the rise, cites

WASHINGTON -- CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks disclosure of America's secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the "worship" of leakers like Edward Snowden.


"In some ways, I do think it's accelerated," the former Kansas congressman told MSNBC in an interview that aired Saturday.

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SpaceX successfully completes two Falcon 9 landings in one weekend

SpaceX has successfully launched and landed the second Falcon 9 rocket in roughly 48 hours — giving SpaceX two wins in its “weekend doubleheader.” The nearly back-to-back launches are a show of strength for the company that has said it intends to up the pace of its launches.


The rocket took off today from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base at 4:25 PM ET, and delivered 10 satellites into orbit for the communications company Iridium.

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PURELY SUBJECTIVE: Happily ever after

BY KEN RAYMOND Book Editor kraymond@oklahoman.com

On a scorching Kansas morning 13 years ago Monday, my wife and I stepped outside of church and got pelted with birdseed.

There's a photo of us: I'm walking pretty much upright, while my newly minted bride, Amy, cringes, trying to avoid getting hit.

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