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Black Friday hits as pandemic woes linger

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers are expected to usher in the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season Friday with bigger crowds than last year in a closer step toward normalcy. But the fallout from the pandemic continues to weigh on businesses and shoppers’ minds.

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Global stocks mixed

By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets mostly rose Thursday after Federal Reserve officials indicated they were ready to hike interest rates sooner than expected if needed to cool U.S. inflation.

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NWS issues wind advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory in effect until 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. South winds with gusts up to 45 mph will affect southeastern Oklahoma. Winds this strong can make driving difficult. For more information from the National Weather Service visit https://weather.gov/tsa

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Many back move to tap oil reserve

By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats and climate activists generally supported President Joe Biden’s decision to release a record 50 million barrels of oil from America’s strategic reserve, even as the move appeared to contradict his long-term vision of combating climate change.

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Travelers emerge in time for Thanksgiving

By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer DALLAS (AP) — Determined to reclaim Thanksgiving traditions that were put on pause last year by the pandemic, millions of Americans will be loading up their cars or piling onto planes to gather again with friends and family.

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Stitt signs new district maps

The Associated Press undefined OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Monday signed into law newly drawn maps for the state’s five congressional and 149 state House and Senate districts.

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5 dead, 40 injured after SUV speeds into Christmas parade

By SCOTT BAUER and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER Associated Press WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A joyous scene of marching bands and children dancing in Santa hats and waving pompoms turned deadly in an instant, as an SUV sped through barricades and into a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, killing at least five people and injuring more than…

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LeFlore County commissioners’ agenda 11-22-2021

The board of LeFlore County commissioners will meet in a regular business meeting Monday at 9 a.m. in the office of the board of county commissioners. AGENDA:   * CALL TO ORDER. * MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING(S). * PURCHASE ORDERS/PAYROLL. * * MONTHLY FEE REPORTS. * TRANSFER OF APPROPRIATIONS. * BLANKET PURCHASE ORDERS. * OLD…

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House OKs $2T social, climate bill

By ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A fractious House handed President Joe Biden a marquee victory Friday by approving a roughly $2 trillion social and environment bill, as Democrats cast aside disputes that for months had stalled the measure and hampered efforts to sell their priorities to voters.

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