Congress
9:39 am
Thu November 14, 2013

4th District's Cole Lands Powerful Subcommittee Role

U.S. Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.)
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U.S. Rep. Tom Cole has been appointed chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch.

The subcommittee — along with its counterpart in the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee — oversees funding for the House of Representatives, Architect of the Capitol, Library of Congress, Capitol Police, Congressional Budget Office, Government Printing Office, Government Accountability Office and House committees.

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Environment
9:04 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Pruitt Takes Oklahoma EPA Fight To Capitol Hill

Okla. Attorney General Scott Pruitt
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Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is expected to testify before a congressional committee in Washington.

Pruitt will discuss energy and environmental issues on Thursday with members of a U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Power. The panel is overseeing the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed new greenhouse gas rules that affect electricity generation.

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OneSix8
8:37 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Entertaining the Hours of Your Week: Family Festivities

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This week's OneSix8 is all about events for the family. If you want to sing and dance, or just enjoy some artistic expression this weekend has a lot of options.

For encouraging self-expression, Oklahoma Peer-to-Peer-Drop-In Center hosts “My Feelings are a Work of Art” November 15 and 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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The Two-Way
6:31 am
Thu November 14, 2013

One Week After Typhoon, 'The Mood Here Is Very Desperate'

In Tacloban, the Philippines, on Thursday, some survivors waiting in a line to charge cellphones covered their faces because of the lingering smell of dead bodies.
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Originally published on Thu November 14, 2013 4:48 pm

  • On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports from Tacloban, the Philippines
  • On the NPR Newscast: Anthony Kuhn reports from Tacloban, the Philippines
  • On 'Morning Edition': Typhoon survivor Marcelo Maloon and a report from NPR's Jason Beaubien

The 220,000 residents of Tacloban — and millions more across central and southern Philippines — were hunkered down one week ago as Typhoon Haiyan bore down on them.

A week later, "the mood here is very desperate," NPR's Anthony Kuhn said Thursday as he reported from Tacloban for Morning Edition.

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All Tech Considered
9:42 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Print Your Own Revolutionary War Boat, In 3-D

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Even visitors to the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., can't see the Gunboat Philadelphia from every angle. But online, viewers can flip the boat in every possible direction using the Smithsonian Institution's new 3-D viewer.
Smithsonian Institution

Originally published on Wed November 13, 2013 7:01 pm

Have you ever wanted to see a woolly mammoth skeleton? How about Amelia Earhart's flight suit (one worn before her fateful last flight, mind you)?

To see them in person, you can visit the Smithsonian's Natural History and Postal museums, respectively, in Washington, D.C. But now you can take a closer look — in 3-D — on the Smithsonian website, too. The institution has made 20 digitized objects from among its vast holdings available online to the public for viewing from every possible angle.

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All Tech Considered
9:39 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

The Tech Stats We Now Know About HealthCare.gov

Todd Park, the U.S. chief technology officer, testifies before the House oversight committee about problems implementing the health care program.
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Originally published on Wed November 13, 2013 7:01 pm

The big numbers out today are the administration's counts of how many people actually enrolled in health exchanges between Oct. 1 and Nov. 2. More than 106,000 Americans selected health plans in the first month, the government said.

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Oklahoma City Mayor Limit Two Terms
6:45 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Activist Wants Term Limits On Mayor And City Council

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A conservative activist says he's launching an initiative petition campaign to limit the terms of Oklahoma City's mayor and City Council members.

Bob Dani says he needs about 6,000 signatures of Oklahoma City voters to have the proposal placed on a citywide ballot. Dani is the moderator of the "High Noon Club," a weekly political forum at a local gun club, and a Republican who lost a race for an Edmond-area House seat in 2012.

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7000 Oklahomans Complete Applications
4:27 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Oklahomans Are Managing To Enroll For Health Insurance

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Federal officials say 346 Oklahomans managed to enroll for health insurance last month by using the problem-filled federal website for President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

The figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services were even lower than recent estimates for the 36 states, including Oklahoma, that are using the federal insurance exchange.

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Native American
3:04 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

VIDEO: Tribal Leaders Gather For White House Conference

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell speaking during the 2013 White House Tribal Nations Conference - November 13, 2013
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Native American leaders are gathered in Washington, D.C., to express their needs to officials in President Obama's administration.

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell welcomed the leaders Wednesday to the White House Tribal Nations Conference held at the U.S. Department of the Interior.

The audience includes representatives invited from 566 tribes.

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Native American
12:16 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Oklahoma Tribal Leaders Meet With President Obama

President Obama meets with a group of tribal leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Nov. 12, 2013.
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Two tribal leaders from Oklahoma were among 12 Native American officials who recently met with President Barack Obama at the White House.

Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby and Wichita and Affiliated Tribes President Terri Parton were among the leaders who met with Obama on Tuesday, the day before the White House Tribal Nations Conference.

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