Oklahoma’s Abortion Law Raises Questions About N.C.A.A.’s Softball World Series

The N.C.A.A. has restricted previous events in response to state lawmakers. It faces that test again in Oklahoma, where softball championships are a mainstay and a restrictive abortion ban recently became law.

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Oklahoma Bans Abortions After About Six Weeks of Pregnancy

Gov. Kevin Stitt signed the Oklahoma Heartbeat Act, modeled on the one that came into force in Texas last year.

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Oklahoma Legislature Passes 6-Week Abortion Bill Modeled on Texas Law

The bill would take effect immediately if signed. It allows civilians to sue doctors who perform abortions or anybody who “aids or abets” one.

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What’s Happening to Abortion Legislation in States Across the U.S.

A cascade of restrictive abortion legislation is being proposed in Republican-led states.

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Oklahoma Lawmakers Approve Near-Total Ban on Abortion

The measure is part of a wave of stringent abortion restrictions enacted by legislators in Republican-led states.

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Oklahoma Governor Commutes Julius Jones’s Death Sentence Hours Before Execution

Julius Jones was convicted of first-degree murder in 2002 and had been scheduled to die by lethal injection on Thursday.

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Supporters Appeal for Clemency for Death Row Inmate Julius Jones

Hundreds of students walked out of schools and activists demonstrated at the State Capitol, urging Gov. Kevin Stitt to commute the sentence of Julius Jones, who is scheduled for execution on Thursday.

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Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt and Pentagon Standoff Over Vaccine Intensifies

The state says its National Guard members don’t need to get vaccinated. Pentagon officials say a failure to follow “valid medical readiness requirements” could “jeopardize” the status of troops.

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On Death Row Half His Life, Oklahoma Man May Be a Step Closer to Release

A panel has recommended that Julius Jones’s sentence in a 1999 murder be commuted. His case, which has prompted public demonstrations and celebrity advocacy, is now on the governor’s desk.

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Oklahoma Attorney General Resigns, Citing ‘Personal Matters’

Attorney General Mike Hunter announced his resignation one day after The Oklahoman said it had sent him questions about an extramarital affair.

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Tulsa Race Massacre Commission Ousts Oklahoma Governor

The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission removed Gov. Kevin Stitt from the panel just days after he had signed a bill that banned the teaching of certain concepts about race.

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Man Killed 3 After Early Release, Officials Say

An Oklahoma man whose prison sentence had been commuted cut out and cooked a woman’s heart and tried to feed it to his relatives before killing two of them, the authorities said.

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Getting the Virus Can Change a Politician’s Mind, Say Some Who Had It

“There is no zealot like a convert,” said a small-town Republican mayor who has embraced masks since catching the virus.

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A Historic Supreme Court Ruling Upends Courts in Oklahoma

Local prosecutors are referring criminal cases to the federal and tribal courts, which are now flooded with new cases.

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The Virus Is Vaporizing Tax Revenues, Putting States in a Bind

With businesses closed and obligations mounting, state finances are stretched and poised to worsen.

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