Birthday Fundraiser For Fallin
3:52 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Christie Coming To Oklahoma Next Month

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plans a trip to Oklahoma next month for a campaign fundraiser for fellow Republican Gov. Mary Fallin.

Fallin's campaign announced Tuesday that Christie would attend a "birthday celebration" for Fallin, who is running for her second term as Oklahoma governor next year. The event is set for Dec. 5 in Oklahoma City, four days before Fallin's birthday.

Tickets start at $125 per person for the campaign fundraiser.

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The Two-Way
2:07 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

JPMorgan Chase Will Pay $13 Billion In Record Settlement

In a settlement deal, JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay some $13 billion in fines and other payments related to mortgages and mortgage securities that helped cause the financial crisis that began in 2007.
Mark Lennihan AP

Originally published on Tue November 19, 2013 4:38 pm

In an agreement settling many U.S. claims over its sale of troubled mortgages, JPMorgan Chase will pay a record $13 billion, in a deal announced by the Justice Department Tuesday. The plan includes a $4 billion payment for consumer relief, along with a payment to investors of more than $6 billion and a large fine.

The latest updates on this story are at the bottom of this post. We've also added a few key points to the main post.

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Energy
1:33 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

SandRidge Plans To Drill 100 Kansas Wells In 2014

SandRidge Energy explores for and produces oil in shallow, conventional, domestic basins primarily in the Mississippian formation in Northwest Oklahoma and West Kansas.
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A top executive for SandRidge Energy says the company plans to spend $350 million next year to drill another 100 horizontal wells and build associated infrastructure in the Mississippian Lime formation in Kansas

David Lawler, executive vice president and chief operating officer for the Oklahoma-based firm, says that plan should make people understand the company's interest in the Kansas formation.

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The Two-Way
1:01 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

University Of Texas Students Cancel 'Catch An Illegal Immigrant Game'

Students walk through the University of Texas at Austin campus near the school's iconic tower in Austin, Texas.
Eric Gay AP

Originally published on Tue November 19, 2013 9:41 am

Update at 10 a.m. ET. Game Has Been Cancelled:

Our friends at NPR member station KUT report the Young Conservatives of Texas has called off a game of "catch an illegal immigrant," which had sparked condemnation from the University of Texas at Austin community at large.

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The Two-Way
8:07 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Two Explosions, Multiple Deaths At Iranian Embassy In Beirut

This car was among many vehicles destroyed by bombs Tuesday in Beirut. Nearby buildings suffered extensive damage. More than 20 people, including an Iran diplomat, were killed by the explosions near Iran's embassy.
Nabil Mounzer EPA/LANDOV

Originally published on Sun November 24, 2013 8:02 am

Twin explosions Tuesday near the Iranian embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killed more than 20 people, including Iran's cultural attaché, according to reports from The Associated Press and other news outlets. Dozens more people were injured.

From Beirut, producer Rima Marrouch tells our Newscast Desk that the blasts happened around 10 a.m. local time (3 a.m. ET).

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Oklahoma Tornado Project
7:30 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Media May Muddle Disaster Relief Drive Efficiency

Gary England calls for donations May 20, 2013.
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Six months after tornadoes devastated the Oklahoma City area, we’re looking back this week at the role of private donations in the recovery effort. 

When the storms hit, the media were some of the greatest sources for information. They assumed authority, provided immediacy and acted as a clearinghouse for the influx of data. But in part two of our series today, we investigate whether the media’s response was as efficient as it seemed to be.

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The Two-Way
7:02 am
Tue November 19, 2013

LISTEN: For Its 150th, A Reading Of The Gettysburg Address

President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address as inscribed on the stone at the Lincoln Memorial.
Pat Benic UPI/Landov

Originally published on Tue November 19, 2013 9:14 am

  • On 'Morning Edition': The Gettysburg Address put in historical context
  • The Gettysburg Address, read by historian Eric Foner and NPR staff

On this 150 anniversary of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, his words — not ours — are important.

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Cheerleaders Face Disciplinary Action
6:31 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Offensive Banner Merits Apology

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Administrators of an Alabama high school have apologized for a banner displayed during a football game recalling the "Trail of Tears," in which Native Americans were forcibly marched from the Southeast.

McAdory High School played the Pinson Valley Indians Friday night and cheerleaders held up a sign saying their opponents should "get ready to leave in a Trail of Tears."

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Forensic Investigation
5:14 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Hunters Find Skeletal Remains In Latimer Country

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 Authorities are investigating whether skeletal remains of three people discovered in rural southeastern Oklahoma belong to a family that disappeared in 2009.

Hunters discovered the remains Saturday near Kinta, and testing will be done to determine whether they belong to Bobby and Sherilyn Jamison and their 6-year-old daughter, Madyson.

The family disappeared in October 2009 while looking for a plot of land for sale in the Sansbois Mountains in northern Latimer County.

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World Views
2:06 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

'Roadmap Of Peace': Modern Lessons From Mali’s Ancient Manuscripts

Astronomy and mathematics tables on a page from a Timbuktu manuscript.
Credit EurAstro / Wikimedia Commons

Listen to Suzette Grillot's conversation with Michael Covitt.

For hundreds of years, thousands of manuscripts have been preserved in Timbuktu, chronicling a period from the 12th to 16th Centuries when Mali was the wealthiest nation on Earth.

Michael Covitt is the founder of the Malian Manuscript Foundation, and the producer of the documentary 333 – named after the saints buried in Timbuktu.

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