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Man Arrested For Allegedly Threatening To Kidnap Wichita Mayor Over Mask Mandate

A man was arrested for allegedly making a threat against Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple, police said on Friday. Whipple told CBS Wichita affiliate KWCH that the suspect was upset over the Kansas city's mask mandate.

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Man Arrested For Allegedly Threatening To Kidnap Wichita Mayor Over Mask Mandate

A man was arrested for allegedly making a threat against Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple, police said on Friday. Whipple told CBS Wichita affiliate KWCH that the suspect was upset over the Kansas city's mask mandate.

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Gyms Are Embracing The Outdoors To Escape COVID-19 — As Long As The Weather Holds

With many Americans still leery of working out indoors while COVID-19 lurks, gyms, fitness studios and personal trainers have been heading into the great outdoors to help keep their businesses alive and kicking.

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796 New COVID-19 Cases, 3 More Virus-Related Death Reported By State Health Officials

Three new virus-related death and 796 new coronavirus cases were reported in the state since Saturday, according to daily numbers released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

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American Red Cross Changes How It Handles Disaster Victims Amid Pandemic

COVID-19 is forcing the American Red Cross to change how it interacts with victims of disasters.

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US Reports Over 69,000 New COVID-19 Cases – The Most In A Single Day Since July

The United States has now seen its highest number of new COVID-19 cases since July, with more than 69,000 new cases reported nationwide on Friday.

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Health Officials Consider Changes To Hospital Surge Plan As Virus Puts More Patients In ICU

Oklahoma health officials are working to make adjustments to the state’s hospital surge plan. This week, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported more than 790 hospitalizations linked to COVID-19.

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Health Experts Caution Return To High School Sports

Oklahoma City Public Schools said indoor sports will return this winter. However, public health officials warn that could be dangerous.

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Oklahoma Submits Preparations For Future COVID-19 Vaccine

Oklahoma's COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan is now in the hands of the CDC.

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Civic Center Music Hall To Reopen Saturday After Shutting Down Due To COVID-19

The Civic Center Music Hall is set to reopen Saturday with the OKC Philharmonic. The facility shut down about seven months ago.

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OU Health Opens Up More Beds To Serve More COVID-19 Patients

OU Medical Center just opened up 36 more hospital beds this week to alleviate some of the strain the hospital has been under with the amount of COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients it takes in.

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1 In 4 Women Say They Consider Leaving Or Downshifting Their Careers During Pandemic

A new study warns the coronavirus could erase years of progress for working women.

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The University Of Tulsa-Cincinnati Football Game Postponed Due To COVID-19 Cases

The football game between the University of Tulsa and Cincinnati has been postponed due to COVID-19 cases.

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Musical Instrument Sales Go Up During COVID-19 Pandemic

The pandemic has many people dropping some of their favorite activities, but it also has many picking up other hobbies such as playing musical instruments.

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National News

Scramble to get people counted as 2020 census winds down

Census advocates across the nation have been making last-ditch efforts to get as many households to answer the 2020 census

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The Latest: Curfew comes into force in French cities

French restaurants, cinemas and theaters are trying to figure out how to survive a new curfew aimed at stemming the flow of record new virus infections

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Former roommate of accused Capital One hacker sentenced

The former roommate of a woman accused of hacking Capital One banking company and at least 30 other organizations has been sentenced to four years in prison for illegally possessing firearms

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'Jagged Little Pill' leads Tony Awards nominations with 15

The sobering musical “Jagged Little Pill,” which plumbs Alanis Morissette’s 1995 breakthrough album to tell a story of an American family spiraling out of control, earned a leading 15 Tony Award nominations Thursday, as the Broadway community took the first steps to celebrate a pandemic-shortened season that upended the theater world

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Residente signs with Sony Music to create TV, films and more

The artist known as Residente has directed his own music videos and now he will help develop TV shows, films and other on-screen content for a global market

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Georgia's McBath seeks 2nd win in once-famed GOP district

Karen Handel is looking for Republicans to mobilize in Georgia’s 6th District, which was once an incubator of high-profile Republicans

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CBS News rebuilds MTV's old 'TRL' studio for election night

From Britney Spears to Norah O'Donnell: CBS News is rebuilding MTV's old ‘Total Request Live’ studio as its headquarters for election night

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Black man's family views graphic video of in-custody death

Family members viewed graphic body-camera video this week of a Black man who died in Louisiana State Police custody following a high-speed chase

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Oakland, Portland sue over use of federal agents at protests

The cities of Oakland and Portland, Oregon have sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department, alleging that the agencies are overstepping constitutional limits in their use of federal law enforcement officers to tamp down on protests

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Power cut to thousands in California to prevent wildfires

Thousands of people in wine country were without power amid a fall heat wave that's bringing another round of extreme wildfire danger to large portions of already battered Northern California

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More questions on human rights for Beijing Winter Olympics

A coalition of human-rights groups has met with the International Olympic Committee over calls to pull the 2022 Winter Olympics out of Beijing

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AP-NORC poll: Voters see the nation as fundamentally divided

The overwhelming majority of American voters believe the nation is deeply divided over its most important values, and many have doubts about the health of the democracy itself

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Judge finds cases against 5 in Whitmer plot can move forward

A federal judge says prosecutors have enough evidence to move toward trial for five Michigan men accused of plotting to kidnap Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

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