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WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand island volcano vented more steam and mud Wednesday in an increase of geothermal activity that again delayed the recovery of victims' bodies from a deadly eruption two days ago.

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Emily Hall, Miss NOC Enid, drew the winning tickets, with two $500 winners, two $1,000 winners, one $2,000 winner, one $2,500 winner and the grand prize winner of $7,500.

St. Mary's Regional Medical Center and the Enid office of BKD CPAs & Advisors have been recognized with the annual "Top Workplaces" honor, compiled by The Oklahoman.

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A woman was seen carrying a gas can to the backyard of the residence. She was heard yelling and seen leaving before smoke was seen coming from the house.

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The CDSA Diaper Bank provides free diapers to low-income families no more than four times per year. Parents of newborns receive 100 diapers, while parents of older babies and toddlers receive 50 diapers per visit.

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A volcano off the New Zealand coast erupted Monday with a towering blast of ash and scalding steam as dozens of tourists were exploring the moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving eight others missing and feared dead, authorities said.

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Pete Frates, a former college baseball player whose determined battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease helped inspire the ALS ice bucket challenge that has raised more than $200 million worldwide, died Monday. He was 34.

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House Democrats have reached a tentative agreement with labor leaders and the White House over a rewrite of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal that has been a top priority for President Donald Trump.

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WASHINGTON — Two years after more than 60,000 people died from the flu, the federal government said it is no closer to solving distribution problems that created shortages again this year of the high-dose vaccine designed for senior citizens.

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Within a year, Oklahoma could get approval from EPA to start issuing permits that will allow the oil industry to dispose of briny oil field waste in waterways, alarming environmentalists and making it the first of three southwestern states to step into a thorny regulatory landscape closely watched by the industry.

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The city of Enid is closing in on several critical hurdles for the Kaw Lake Water Pipeline Project, some high, some low, each capable of hindering the $315 million effort, or worse.

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WASHINGTON — With the end-of-the-year deadline to pass election security measures in Congress quickly approaching, Sen. James Lankford said Oklahoma already has taken steps to secure elections from foreign interference.

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Prizes for the 16th annual Candy Cane Cash contest are being drawn Tuesday, Dec. 10, in the Chisholm Trail Expo Center at the Garfield County Fairgrounds.

Howdy market watchers. The season of advent is upon us with just 2.5 weeks left until Christmas. Mild weather has so far prevailed as we approach the end to another year, although parts of the U.S. have received heavy snowfalls that impeded Thanksgiving goers returning home.

President Donald Trump knows he has fierce Democratic adversaries in Congress. But there is also ample push-back from the Judiciary branch, where black-robed judges who sit in courtrooms just blocks from the Capitol and in New York City have repudiated his view of executive power.

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“They are trying to help the world avoid a catastrophe. They sense to some degree it’s too late, but they want to do something dramatic to save the planet." — Hugh Keefe, an attorney for the students

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The Southern California man will be the 44th and last crew member to be interred in accordance with this rare Navy ritual. The last three living Arizona survivors plan to be laid to rest with their families.

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Pancakes and Pajamas, Christmas in the Park, ‘The Nutcracker,’ ‘Scrooge!,’ Amahl & the Night Visitors, Star of Bethlehem and more planned this weekend and next week in #EnidOK. #Whats2do

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Standing before a judge, and with family members looking on, Sabrina Robledo, 25; Jeremy Selvidge, 28; Gage Houston, 21; Brian Hatfield, 23; and Scott Miller, 28, each swore to defend and uphold the U.S. Constitution and were given their badges.

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A magnitude 3.0 earthquake shook the Meno area at 8:31 a.m. Thursday, according to U.S. Geological Survey.

Excitement and skepticism have surrounded aducanumab since its developers stopped studies earlier this year because it didn't seem to be working, then did a stunning about-face in October and said new results suggest it was effective, at a high dose.

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The House is plunging into a landmark impeachment week, with Democrats who once hoped to sway Republicans now facing the prospect of an ever-hardening partisan split over the question of removing President Donald Trump from office.

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