The Two-Way
7:56 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Twitter Users Risk Damnation, Say Saudi Religious Police

In January, this Saudi man in Riyadh had Twitter open on his computer.
Fayez Nureldine AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu May 16, 2013 8:57 am

"The head of Saudi Arabia's religious police has warned citizens against using Twitter, which is rising in popularity among Saudis," the BBC reports. "Sheikh Abdul Latif Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh said anyone using social media sites — and especially Twitter — 'has lost this world and his afterlife.' "

International Digital Times notes that:

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OneSix8
6:30 am
Thu May 16, 2013

John Fullbright Kicks Off Norman Summer Concert Series

Fullbright on his back porch
Credit John Fullbright Music

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter John Fullbright burst onto the music scene in 2009 with an album recorded live at The Blue Door in Oklahoma City. He became even more well known in 2012 when he released his album From the Ground Up. He performs this Sunday as the opening act for Norman’s Summer Breeze Concert Series


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StateImpact Oklahoma
7:28 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Five Tribes Join Forces to Develop New Oklahoma Wind Farm

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 10:34 am

The Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations are helping small communities with their water infrastructure needs in southern Oklahoma.

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Health
6:28 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Health Care Bill Narrows "Native" Designation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Some Native Americans could be forced to pay a fine or buy their own health insurance under changes enacted in the federal health care overhaul.

The overhaul takes a narrow view of who is considered American Indian and can avoid the $695 tax penalty. The definition is limited to people who can prove they belong to one of about 560 tribes recognized by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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Politics and Government
6:23 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Inhofe Supports IRS Investigation and Taxpayer Protection Act

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's senior U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe is co-sponsoring a bill filed amid reports that the Internal Revenue Service specifically targeted conservative groups.

Inhofe announced Wednesday that he was an official co-sponsor of the Taxpayer Nondiscrimination and Protection Act of 2013. Inhofe says the bill would make it a crime for an IRS employee to target an individual or group based on their beliefs.

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All Tech Considered
4:50 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

A New 'Smart Rifle' Decides When To Shoot And Rarely Misses

A TrackingPoint rifle features a high-tech scope that includes a laser rangefinder and a Wi-Fi server.
Courtesy of TrackingPoint

Originally published on Thu May 16, 2013 10:14 am

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Assignment: Radio
3:55 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Kiss Me, Kate! First Love Gone Awkward

KGOU's Kate Carlton tells the story of how she reacted to her first kiss from "John" to her right.
Credit Kate Carlton

Assignment: Radio's Kate Carlton tells the story of how she reacted to the advances of a first grade Casanova. Then, former KGOU employee Paige Willett relates her tale of an awkward first breakup.

First kisses are built up so much, but not everything always goes as planned. If I had one first that I could redo, it would be my first kiss.

And it's not necessarily because of the kiss itself, although it was nothing spectacular by any means; I want to re-do it because of my reaction to the kiss. 

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1:28 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Norman's Special Needs Students Get Free Help From Bart Conner Gym

Lead in text: 
The Bart Conner Gymastics Academy earns the Norman Chamber of Commerce's first-ever award for businesses that help Norman Public Schools.
NORMAN - The Norman Chamber of Commerce went a step further Tuesday in its mission of facilitating a partnership between local public schools and businesses by designating the Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy as its first Champion in Education.
Parallels
12:36 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Teaching The Rules Of War In Syria's Vicious Conflict

This image provided by the Syrian Revolution against Bashar Assad and released May 2 shows soldiers loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad standing amid dead bodies at Bayda village, in the mountains outside the coastal city of Banias, Syria.
Anonymous AP

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 2:02 pm

A new video from Syria is shocking even by the standards of a war that keeps setting new standards for brutality.

In the video, a rebel fighter identified as Khalid al-Hamad is shown cutting out and eating the organs of a dead government soldier.

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OneSix8
12:10 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Entertaining the Hours of Your Week: A Triple Threat

The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
Credit www.uncoveringoklahoma.com

A theatrical adaptation of a historic novel, a performance about water and its unforgiving nature, and a local Okie gone global take this stage on this week’s OneSix8.

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