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African American, also referred to as Black American or Afro-American, is an ethnic group of Americans (citizens or residents of the United States) with total or partial ancestry from any of the native populations of Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Agricultural land is typically land devoted to agriculture, the systematic and controlled use of other forms of lifeparticularly the rearing of livestock and production of cropsto produce food for humans.
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Agriculture is the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi, and other life forms for food, fiber, biofuel, medicinal and other products used to sustain and enhance human life.
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Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. (born March 31, 1948) is an American politician and environmentalist who served as the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton.
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Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America is a 1989 book by David Hackett Fischer that details the folkways of four groups of people that moved from distinct regions of England (Albion) to the United States.
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The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was a United States federal government complex located at 200 N.W. 5th Street in Downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States.
Amarillo is the fourteenth most populous city in the state of Texas, also the largest city in the Texas Panhandle, and the seat of Potter County.
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American Airlines, Inc. (AA) is a major United States-based airline, operating an extensive international and domestic network, and is the world's largest airline by fleet size and revenue, and the second-most by number of destinations, only after United Airlines.
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The American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis), sometimes referred to colloquially as a gator or common alligator, is a large crocodilian reptile endemic to the southeastern United States.
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The American bison (Bison bison), also commonly known as the American buffalo, is a North American species of bison that once roamed the grasslands of North America in massive herds.
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The American black bear (Ursus americanus) is a medium-sized bear native to North America.
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The American bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana), often simply known as the bullfrog in Canada and the United States, is an aquatic frog, a member of the family Ranidae, or “true frogs”.
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The American Bus Association, or ABA, is a trade association for motorcoach operators and tour companies in the United States and Canada.
The American Civil War, widely known in the United States as simply the Civil War as well as other sectional names, was a civil war fought from 1861 to 1865 to determine the survival of the Union or independence for the Confederacy.
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The American College of Surgeons is an educational association of surgeons created in 1913.
American English, or United States (U.S.) English, is the set of dialects of the English language native to the United States.
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American football (referred to as football in the United States and Canada, also known as gridiron elsewhere) is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.
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The American Indoor Soccer League was a semi-professional indoor soccer league founded in 2003 and folded in 2008.
American Jews, also known as Jewish Americans, are American citizens who are Jews, either by religion, ancestry, or both.
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The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, is a partially government-funded American passenger railroad service.
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An antelope is a member of a number of even-toed ungulate species indigenous to various regions in Africa and Eurasia.
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The Antelope Hills in Roger Mills County, Oklahoma are a series of low hills in the bend of the Canadian River.
The Appalachian Mountains (or,There are at least eight possible pronunciations depending on three factors.
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The April 27–28, 1912 tornado outbreak was a major tornado outbreak.
Arab Americans (عرب أمريكا `Arab Amrīkā) are Americans of Arab ethnic, cultural and linguistic heritage or identity, who identify themselves as Arab.
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Arabic (العَرَبِية, or عربي,عربى) is the Classical Arabic language of the 6th century and its modern descendants excluding Maltese.
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The Arbuckle Mountains are an ancient mountain range in south-central Oklahoma in the United States.
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Arena football is a variety of indoor gridiron football played by the Arena Football League (AFL).
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The Arena Football League (AFL) is the highest level of professional indoor American football in the United States.
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Arkansas is a state located in the Southern region of the United States.
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The Arkansas River (Pawnee: Kícka) is a major tributary of the Mississippi River.
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The Territory of Arkansas, initially organized as the Territory of Arkansaw,The name Arkansas has been pronounced and spelled in a variety of fashions.
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Armadillos are New World placental mammals with a leathery armour shell.
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Oklahoma City's Asia District, also known as the Asian District, is the center of Asian culture and International cuisine and commerce in the state of Oklahoma.
Asian Americans are Americans of Asian descent.
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The Assemblies of God USA (AG), officially the General Council of the Assemblies of God, is a Pentecostal Christian denomination in the United States founded in 1914 during a meeting of Pentecostal ministers at Hot Springs, Arkansas.
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The Associated Press (AP) is an American multinational nonprofit news agency headquartered in New York City.
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Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.
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Asthma (from the Greek ἅσθμα, ásthma, "panting") is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction and bronchospasm.
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Athletics Stadium is a former minor league baseball stadium located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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Aviation is the practical aspect or art of aeronautics, being the design, development, production, operation and use of aircraft, especially heavier-than-air aircraft.
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Badgers are short-legged omnivores in the family Mustelidae which also includes the otters, polecats, weasels and wolverines.
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The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus, from Greek hali "sea", aiētos "eagle", leuco "white", cephalos "head") is a bird of prey found in North America.
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Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States, and the first African American to hold the office.
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Barbecue (also barbeque, BBQ and barby/barbies) is both a cooking method and an apparatus.
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A barge is a flat-bottomed boat, built mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods.
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Bartlesville is a city mostly in Washington County in the U.S. state of Oklahoma.
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Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each who take turns batting and fielding.
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Basketball is a sport played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court.
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The Bedlam Series (officially known for sponsorship purposes as The Teemco Bedlam Series) refers to the athletics rivalry between the University of Oklahoma Sooners and the Oklahoma State University Cowboys of the Big 12 Conference.
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The Bible Belt is an informal term for a region in the south-eastern and south-central United States in which socially conservative evangelical Protestantism plays a strong role in society and politics, and Christian church attendance across the denominations is generally higher than the nation's average.
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William Jefferson Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III; August 19, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001.
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Biotechnology is the use of living systems and organisms to develop or make products, or "any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use" (UN Convention on Biological Diversity, Art. 2).
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Bioterrorism is terrorism involving the intentional release or dissemination of biological agents.
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Bixby is a city in Tulsa and Wagoner counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma, and is a suburb of Tulsa.
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The Black Kettle National Grassland is located in Roger Mills County, Oklahoma and Hemphill County, Texas.
Black Mesa is a mesa in the U.S. states of Colorado, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.
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The black-eyed pea or black-eyed bean, a legume, is a subspecies of the cowpea, grown around the world for its medium-sized, edible bean.
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Blanchard is a city in Grady and McClain counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma.
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Robert Wayne “Bob” Childers (20 November 1946 – 22 April 2008) was an American country-folk musician and singer-songwriter from the state of Oklahoma.
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James Robert "Bob" Wills (March 6, 1905 – May 13, 1975) was an American Western swing musician, songwriter, and bandleader.
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The bobcat (Lynx rufus) is a North American mammal of the cat family Felidae that appeared during the Irvingtonian stage of around 1.8 million years ago (AEO).
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The BOK Center, or Bank of Oklahoma Center, is a 19,199-seat multi-purpose arena and a primary indoor sports and event venue in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States.
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Bon Appétit is an American food and entertaining magazine published monthly.
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Bristow is a city in Creek County, Oklahoma, United States.
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Broadway theatre,Although theater is the generally preferred spelling in the United States (see American and British English spelling differences), many Broadway venues, performers and trade groups for live dramatic presentations use the spelling theatre.
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Broken Arrow is a city located in the northeastern part of the State of Oklahoma, primarily in Tulsa County but also with a section of the city in western Wagoner County.
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Buddhism is a nontheistic religion or philosophy (Sanskrit: dharma; Pali: धम्म dhamma) that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to Gautama Buddha, commonly known as the Buddha ("the awakened one").
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The Caddo Nation is a confederacy of several Southeastern Native American tribes.
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Cain's Ballroom is a historic music venue located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, built in 1924 to serve as a garage for W. Tate Brady's automobiles.
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California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States.
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California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State, informally Sac State), founded in 1947 as Sacramento State College, is a public comprehensive university in the city of Sacramento, the capital city of the U.S. state of California.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is a private, for-profit operator of cancer treatment hospitals and outpatient clinics which provide both conventional and alternative cancer treatments.
A gorge or canyon (cañon, old spelling occasionally still used) is a deep ravine between pairs of escarpments or cliffs and is the most often carved landscape by the erosive activity of a river over geologic timescales.
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In the United States, capital punishment—also called the death penalty—is a legal sentence in 31 states and the federal civilian and military legal systems.
Cardinals, in the family Cardinalidae, are passerine birds found in North and South America.
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The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is, the largest Christian church, with more than 1.25 billion members worldwide.
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For the 1951 film, see Cattle Drive (1951 film).
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Cavanal Hill (officially Cavanal Mountain), located near Poteau, Oklahoma, is billed by a local chamber of commerce as the tallest hill in the world at.
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Cayuga (In Cayuga) is a Northern Iroquoian language of the Iroquois Proper (also known as "Five Nations Iroquois") subfamily, and is spoken on Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation, Ontario, by around 240 Cayuga people, and on the Cattaraugus Reservation, New York, by less than 10.
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CBS (an initialism of the network's former name, the Columbia Broadcasting System; corporate name CBS Broadcasting, Inc.) is an American commercial broadcast television and radio network that is the flagship property of CBS Corporation.
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In demographics, the center of population (or population center) of a region is a geographical point that describes a centerpoint of the region's population.
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Central Oklahoma is the geographical name for the central region of the U.S. state of Oklahoma.
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The Central Time Zone (CT) is a time zone in parts of Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central America, some Caribbean Islands, and part of the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
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Cercis canadensis (eastern redbud) is a large deciduous shrub or small tree, native to eastern North America from Southern Ontario, Canada south to northern Florida but can thrive as far west as California.
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The Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL) was an indoor football league based along the Midwestern United States region.
The Cherokee (Cherokee Ani-Yunwiya (ᎠᏂᏴᏫᏯ) are a Native American tribe indigenous to the Southeastern United States (principally Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina). They speak Cherokee, an Iroquoian language. In the 19th century, historians and ethnographers recorded their oral tradition that told of the tribe having migrated south in ancient times from the Great Lakes region, where other Iroquoian-speaking peoples were. By the 19th century, European settlers in the United States called the Cherokee one of the "Five Civilized Tribes", because they had adopted numerous cultural and technological practices of the European American settlers. The Cherokee were one of the first, if not the first, major non-European ethnic group to become U.S. citizens. Article 8 in the 1817 treaty with the Cherokee stated Cherokees may wish to become citizens of the United States. Note: Article 8 in the 1817 treaty as quoted, is mostly about certain land use rights (East of the Mississippi), which might be retained by certain "Indians" if they met certain conditions -- namely, if they "wish to become citizens of the United States". However, in so doing, Article 8 implies that such "Indians" (living East of the Mississippi) who "wish to become citizens of the United States", could (would be allowed to) become citizens of the United States. It seems to (be worded so as to) anticipate a future (after 1817) in which lands West of the Mississippi would remain (territories of, or) outside the boundaries of, the United States. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the Cherokee Nation has more than 314,000 members, the largest of the 566 federally recognized Native American tribes in the United States. In addition, numerous groups claiming Cherokee lineage, some of which are state-recognized, have members who are among those 819,000-plus people claiming Cherokee ancestry on the US census. Of the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes, the Cherokee Nation and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians (UKB) have headquarters in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The UKB are mostly descendants of "Old Settlers," Cherokee who migrated to Arkansas and Oklahoma about 1817. They are related to the Cherokee who were forcibly relocated there in the 1830s under the Indian Removal Act. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is on the Qualla Boundary in western North Carolina, and are descendants of those who resisted or avoided relocation. In addition, there are numerous Cherokee heritage groups throughout the United states, such as the satellite communities sponsored by the Cherokee Nation.
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Cherokee (ᏣᎳᎩ ᎦᏬᏂᎯᏍᏗ Tsalagi Gawonihisdi) is the Native American Iroquoian language spoken by the Cherokee people.
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The Cherokee Nation (Cherokee: ᏣᎳᎩᎯ ᎠᏰᎵ, Tsalagihi Ayeli) is the largest of three Cherokee federally recognized tribes in the United States.
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The Cherokee Nation (ᏣᎳᎩᎯ ᎠᏰᎵ, pronounced Tsalagihi Ayeli) from 1794–1907 was a legal, autonomous, tribal government in North America recognized from 1794 to 1907.
Cherokee Preservation Foundation is an independent nonprofit foundation established in 2000 as part of the Tribal-State Compact amendment between the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) and the State of North Carolina.
Chesapeake Energy is a public, American oil and natural gas company headquartered in Oklahoma City, United States.
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Chesapeake Energy Arena, originally known as the Ford Center from 2002 to 2010 and Oklahoma City Arena until 2011, is an arena located in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. It opened in 2002 and since 2008 has functioned primarily as the home venue of the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Previously, Chesapeake Energy Arena was home to the Oklahoma City Blazers of the Central Hockey League (CHL) from 2002 until the team folded in July 2009, and the Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz of AF2 from 2004 to 2009 when the team moved to the Cox Convention Center. In addition to its use as a sports venue, Chesapeake Energy Arena hosts concerts, family and social events, conventions, ice shows, and civic events. The arena is owned by the city and operated by the SMG property management company and has 18,203 seats in the basketball configuration, 18,036 for hockey, and can seat up to 19,711 for concerts. From 2005 to 2007 the area also served as the temporary home for the New Orleans Hornets of the NBA when the Hornets were forced to play games elsewhere following extensive damage to New Orleans Arena and the city of New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina. During the two seasons in Oklahoma City, the team was known as the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets. The response from fans while the Hornets played in Oklahoma City was an impetus to the city being discussed prior to 2008 as a future NBA market, either by relocation or expansion.
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Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States.
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Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark opened in 1998 in downtown Oklahoma City's Bricktown Entertainment District, replacing All Sports Stadium. It is the home of the Oklahoma City Dodgers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball team. The park has seating for up to 13,066 fans and currently utilizes a seating capacity of 9,000 for Dodgers games. The stadium frequently hosts the Big 12 Baseball Tournament. The first Big 12 tournament was held at All Sports Stadium in 1997 before moving to Bricktown in 1998. The tournament has been held at Bricktown every year since, except for 2002 and 2004, when it was contested at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, the home park of the Texas Rangers. It is also home to two games of the Bedlam Series, in which the Oklahoma Sooners face the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
Chickasaw National Recreation Area is a National Recreation Area situated in the foothills of the Arbuckle Mountains in south-central Oklahoma near Sulphur in Murray County.
Chicken fried steak (also known as country fried steak) is an American breaded cutlet dish consisting of a piece of steak (tenderized cube steak) coated with seasoned flour and pan-fried.
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Chinese Americans, also known as American Chinese or Sino-Americans, are Americans of full or partial Chinese – particularly Han Chinese – descent.
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Chinese (汉语 / 漢語; Hànyǔ or 中文; Zhōngwén) is a group of related but in many cases mutually unintelligible language varieties, forming a branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family.
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The Choctaw (alternatively spelled Chahta, Chactas, Tchakta, Chocktaw, and Chactaw) are Native American people originally from the Southeastern United States (modern-day Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana).
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The Choctaw language, traditionally spoken by the Native American Choctaw people of the southeastern United States, is a member of the Muskogean family.
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The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (commonly referred to as the Choctaw Nation) is a federally recognized Native American tribe with a tribal jurisdictional area comprising twelve tribal districts.
Cimarron County is the westernmost county in the U.S. state of Oklahoma.
Clayton "Clay" Ike Bennett (born 1959) is an American businessman and chairman of the Professional Basketball Club LLC, the ownership group of the Oklahoma City Thunder, an NBA franchise formerly known as the Seattle SuperSonics.
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The Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner.
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College athletics in the United States refers primarily to sports and athletic competition organized and funded by institutions of tertiary education (universities, or colleges in American English).
A colloquialism is a word, phrase or other form used in informal language.
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Colorado is a U.S. state encompassing most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.
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Pigeons and doves constitute the bird family Columbidae that includes about 310 species.
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A commander-in-chief is the person or body that exercises supreme operational command and control of a nation's military forces or significant elements of those forces.
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The eastern collared lizard (Crotaphytus collaris), also called common collared lizard, Oklahoma collared lizard or collared lizard, is a North American lizard that can reach in length (including the tail), with a large head and powerful jaws.
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The Commonwealth Fund is a private U.S. foundation whose stated purpose is to "promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable" and the elderly.
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Community theatre refers to theatrical performance made in relation to particular communities—its usage includes theatre made by, with, and for a community.
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A congressional district is an electoral constituency that elects a single member of a congress.
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The contiguous United States consists of the 48 adjoining U.S. states plus Washington, D.C. (federal district), on the continent of North America.
The Continental Basketball Association (CBA) was a professional men's basketball minor league in the United States.
Coordinated Universal Time (temps universel coordonné), abbreviated as UTC, is the primary time standard by which the world regulates clocks and time.
Cornbread is a generic name for any number of quick breads containing cornmeal.
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The cougar (Puma concolor), also commonly known as the mountain lion, puma, panther, or catamount, is a large felid of the subfamily Felinae native to the Americas.
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The council–manager government form is one of two predominant forms of local government in the United States; the other common form of local government is the mayor–council government form, which characteristically occurs in large cities.
In the United States, a county is a political and geographic subdivision of a state, usually assigned some governmental authority.
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A court clerk (English English clerk to the court; American English clerk of the court or clerk of court) is an officer of the court whose responsibilities include maintaining the records of a court.
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A cowboy is an animal herder who tends cattle on ranches in North America, traditionally on horseback, and often performs a multitude of other ranch-related tasks.
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Cox Business Center (originally Tulsa Assembly Center and formerly Tulsa Convention Center) is a 8,900-seat multi-purpose arena in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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The Cox Business Services Convention Center (originally Myriad Convention Center and commonly Cox Convention Center) is a multi-purpose complex located in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma It is currently the home of the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA Development League.
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The coyote (or,, or; Canis latrans) is a canid native to North America.
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For the city in Hickory County, Missouri, see Cross Timbers, Missouri. The term Cross Timbers is used to describe a strip of land in the United States that runs from southeastern Kansas across Central Oklahoma to Central Texas.
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Cucurbita (Latin for gourd) is a genus of herbaceous vine in the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae, also known as cucurbits, native to the Andes and Mesoamerica.
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In anthropology and geography, a cultural region, cultural sphere, cultural area or culture area refers to a geographical area with one relatively homogeneous human activity or complex of activities (culture).
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The Culture of Asia is human civilization in Asia.
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The Curtis Act of 1898 was an amendment to the United States Dawes Act that brought about the allotment process of lands of the Five Civilized Tribes of Indian Territory: the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Muscogee, Cherokee, and Seminole.
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Cypress is the name applied to many plants in the cypress family Cupressaceae, which is a conifer of northern temperate regions.
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Cyrus Stevens Avery (1871–1963) was known as the "Father of Route 66".
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Czech Americans (Čechoameričané), known in the 19th and early 20th century as Bohemian Americans, are citizens of the United States who are of Czech descent.
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Dale Chihuly (born September 20, 1941), is an American glass sculptor and entrepreneur.
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Daniel David "Dan" Boren (born August 2, 1973) is a retired politician, who served as the U.S. Representative for from 2005 to 2013.
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David Hackett Fischer (born December 2, 1935) is University Professor and Earl Warren Professor of History at Brandeis University.
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The Dawes Act of 1887 (also known as the General Allotment Act or the Dawes Severalty Act of 1887), adopted by Congress in 1887, authorized the President of the United States to survey American Indian tribal land and divide it into allotments for individual Indians.
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The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party to its right.
Desert rose is the colloquial name given to rose-like formations of crystal clusters of gypsum or baryte which include abundant sand grains.
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Devon Energy Corporation is among the largest U.S.-based independent natural gas and oil producers.
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Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period.
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"Do You Realize??" is a song by The Flaming Lips, released as the first single from their 2002 album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.
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Don Woods (c. 1927 – June 12, 2012) was an American meteorologist and cartoonist.
A drainage basin or catchment basin is an extent or an area of land where surface water from rain, melting snow, or ice converges to a single point at a lower elevation, usually the exit of the basin, where the waters join another waterbody, such as a river, lake, reservoir, estuary, wetland, sea, or ocean.
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A drilling rig is a machine that creates holes in the earth sub-surface.
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The Dust Bowl, also known as the Dirty Thirties, was a period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged the ecology and agriculture of the US and Canadian prairies during the 1930s; severe drought and a failure to apply dryland farming methods to prevent wind erosion (the Aeolian processes) caused the phenomenon.
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Early childhood education (ECE) is a branch of education theory which relates to the teaching of young children (formally and informally) up until the age of about eight.
Eastern Christianity consists of four main church families: the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Oriental Orthodox Churches, the Assyrian Church of the East and the Eastern Catholic Churches.
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The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a mid-level professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey with teams scattered across the United States and one franchise in Canada.
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An ecoregion (ecological region) is an ecologically and geographically defined area that is smaller than a bioregion, which in turn is smaller than an ecozone.
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An ecosystem is a community of living organisms in conjunction with the nonliving components of their environment (things like air, water and mineral soil), interacting as a system.
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Edmond is a city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area in the central part of the state.
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Edwin P. McCabe October 10, 1850 – March 12, 1920) was an African-American settler, attorney, and land agent who became one of the first African Americans to hold a major political office in the American Old West. A Republican office-holder in Kansas, McCabe became a leading figure in an effort to stimulate a black migration into what was then the territory of Oklahoma, with the hopes of creating a majority-black state that would be free of the white domination that was prevalent throughout the Southern United States. In pursuit of this goal, McCabe founded the city of Langston, Oklahoma. Born in Troy, New York, died in Chicago, Illinois, McCabe worked on Wall Street as a young man and eventually settled in Chicago in 1872. In Chicago, he was appointed clerk in the Cook County, Illinois office of the U.S. Treasury Department (Taylor). McCabe then traveled to Nicodemus, Kansas in 1878 where he was an attorney and land agent. After two years of residing in Nicodemus he was appointed county clerk of the not long established Graham County, and the next fall he was elected to a full term as county clerk. At age 32 McCabe was elected Kansas State Auditor, and became the highest ranking African American officeholder outside of the Reconstruction South (AAME). He served two terms as the state auditor and failed to win a third nomination. He then moved to Washington D.C., where he fruitlessly lobbied for an appointment for governor in the new Oklahoma Territory, from President Benjamin Harrison (Taylor). Even though he was not appointed, he moved to the Oklahoma Territory in 1890 still looking to make a difference. He was soon appointed the first Treasurer of Logan County, Oklahoma. McCabe was also one of three founders of Langston City. "By 1881, several Negro leaders were planning for the potential resettlement of twenty or thirty thousand freedmen in Oklahoma".Philip Mellinger, Discrimination and Statehood, published in The Chronicles of Oklahoma, Vol 49 (1971), p. 340-78, 343. McCabe "acquired a tract near Guthrie, Oklahoma, which became the town of Langston about 1892". The city was an all-black area ten miles northeast of Guthrie. The city was named after a black Virginia Congressman who had pledged his support for a black college in Langston City (Taylor). Finally in 1897, a Colored Agricultural and Normal School was opened, this was later called Langston University. The city was founded on the idea to help stop racial persecution. It was part of a program to create more than twenty-five new “black settlements” within the Oklahoma Indian Territory. McCabe supported the idea of making Oklahoma into an all black state, and wanted to help with the efforts of the idea. McCabe had personal ambitions tied into this endeavor, hoping that he would be appointed governor or secretary of the Oklahoma Territory. “The opportunity for progress through prosperity and the chance to escape racial discrimination were the two drawing attractions promoted by Oklahoma black newspapers. The newspapers emphasized one or the other at random in 1905 and 1906.” The efforts of McCabe and others "achieved impressive results. The black population of Oklahoma continued to grow until statehood in 1907".Philip Mellinger, Discrimination and Statehood, published in The Chronicles of Oklahoma, Vol 49 (1971), p. 340-78, 349. Between 1900 and 1906 the black population at least doubled. "Black Oklahomans owned fairly large farms and even controlled whole towns",Philip Mellinger, Discrimination and Statehood, published in The Chronicles of Oklahoma, Vol 49 (1971), p. 340-78, 350. and were "behaving in a manner directly contrary to the hopes and expectations of the whites. Past 1900 large numbers of Negroes began moving from the South and East sections to the interior part of the state. They left farming and the Oklahoma coal mines, and took urban service jobs". Despite these gains, a black majority was not realized in Oklahoma, nor was McCabe able to secure any higher political office. Even though this never happened, McCabe played a big role in taking a stand for African American rights in a time where there was a great deal of racial persecution. Edwin P. McCabe died on March 12, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois and was buried in Topeka, Kansas.
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After Hurricane Katrina devastated the U.S. city of New Orleans, Louisiana on August 29, 2005, and caused extensive damage to the New Orleans Arena, the New Orleans Hornets (now known as the New Orleans Pelicans) of the National Basketball Association (NBA) were unable to play any home games there for the entire 2005–06 season.
Electronics is the science of how to control electric energy, energy in which the electrons have a fundamental role.
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Elgin is a city in Comanche County, Oklahoma, United States.
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The elk or wapiti (Cervus canadensis) is one of the largest species within the Cervidae or deer family in the world, and one of the largest land mammals in North America and eastern Asia.
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Elms are deciduous and semi-deciduous trees comprising the genus Ulmus in the plant family Ulmaceae.
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The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System responsible for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.
English Americans, also referred to as Anglo-Americans, are Americans whose ancestry originates wholly or partly in England, a constituent country of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
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English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.
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The English are a nation and ethnic group native to England, who speak the English language.
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Enid (ē'nĭd) is a city in Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States.
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Evangelicalism, Evangelical Christianity, or Evangelical Protestantism is a worldwide, transdenominational movement within Protestant Christianity, maintaining that the essence of the gospel consists in the doctrine of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ's atonement.
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The government of the United States of America is the federal government of the republic of fifty states that constitute the United States, as well as one capital district, and several other territories.
In Western European academic traditions, fine art is art developed primarily for aesthetics, distinguishing it from applied art that also has to serve some practical function.
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The term "Five 'Civilized' Tribes" derives from the colonial and early federal period.
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The Five Moons are five Native American ballerinas from the U.S. state of Oklahoma who achieved international prominence during the 20th century.
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The flag of the state of Oklahoma consists of a traditional Osage Nation buffalo-skin shield with seven eagle feathers on a sky blue field.
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The Flint Hills historically known as Bluestem Pastures or Blue Stem Hills, is a region in eastern Kansas and north-central Oklahoma named for the abundant residual flint eroded from the bedrock that lies near or at the surface.
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Food processing is the transformation of raw ingredients, by physical or chemical means into food, or of food into other forms.
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Forbes is an American business magazine owned by Forbes, Inc.
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Fort Smith National Historic Site is a United States National Historic Site located primarily in Fort Smith, Arkansas along the Arkansas River, and also along the opposite bank of the river near Moffett, Oklahoma.
Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County.
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Fort Worth is the 16th-largest city in the United States and the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas.
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Fortune is an American business magazine, published globally by Time Inc. and founded by Henry Luce in 1929.
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Fortune 1000 is a reference to a list maintained by the American business magazine Fortune.
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The Fortune 500 is an annual list compiled and published by Fortune magazine that ranks 500 large U.S. corporations as ranked by their gross revenue, after adjustments made by Fortune to exclude the impact of excise taxes companies incur.
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Francisco Vázquez de Coronado y Luján (1510 – 22 September 1554) was a Spanish conquistador and explorer, who led a large expedition from Mexico to present-day Kansas through parts of the southwestern United States between 1540 and 1542.
Frank Dean Lucas (born January 6, 1960) is the U.S. Representative for, serving since 2003, having previously represented the 6th district, from 1994 to 2003.
French (le français or la langue française) is a Romance language, belonging to the Indo-European family.
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The Frontier Strip are the six states in the United States forming a north-south line from North Dakota to Texas.
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Gaillardia pulchella (firewheel, Indian blanket, Indian blanketflower, Indian paintbrush, or sundance), is a North American species of short-lived perennial or annual flowering plants in the sunflower family.
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German Americans (Deutschamerikaner) are Americans who are of German descent.
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German (Deutsch) is a West Germanic language that derives most of its vocabulary from the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family.
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Germans (Deutsche) are a Germanic ethnic group native to Central Europe, who share a common German ancestry, culture and history, and speak the German language as their native language.
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Gilcrease Museum is a museum located northwest of downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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The Glass Mountains or Gloss Hills are a series of mesas and buttes that extend from the Permian red beds of the Blaine Escarpment of northwestern Oklahoma in Major County.
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The governor of the State of Oklahoma is the head of state for the U.S. state of Oklahoma.
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Grasslands are areas where the vegetation is dominated by grasses (Poaceae), however sedge (Cyperaceae) and rush (Juncaceae) families can also be found.
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The gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) is a carnivorous mammal of the family Canidae ranging throughout most of the southern half of North America from southern Canada to the northern part of South America (Venezuela and Colombia).
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The Great Plains is the broad expanse of flat land, much of it covered in prairie, steppe and grassland, that lies west of the Mississippi River tallgrass prairie states and east of the Rocky Mountains in the United States and Canada.
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The greater prairie chicken or pinnated grouse (Tympanuchus cupido), sometimes called a boomer,Friederici, Peter (July 20, 1989).
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Green Country, sometimes referred to as Northeast Oklahoma, is the northeastern portion of the U.S. state of Oklahoma, which lies west of the northern half of Arkansas, corner of Missouri, and south of Kansas.
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Greenwood is a neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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The Gridiron Developmental Football League (GDFL) is a mid-level minor professional football league based in Memphis, Tennessee.
Grits is a food made by boiling ground maize, and usually served with other flavourings as a breakfast dish, usually savory.
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Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is a measure of the size of an economy.
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The Gulf of Mexico (Golfo de México) is an ocean basin largely surrounded by the North American continent.
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Guymon is a city in and the county seat of Texas County, Oklahoma.
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Harrah is a city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.
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Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884December 26, 1972) was the 33rd President of the United States (1945–53).
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The Heartland Flyer is a daily passenger train that follows a 206-mile (332 km) route from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Fort Worth, Texas.
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The Heller Theatre in Tulsa, Oklahoma is the largest community theatre in Oklahoma.
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The High Plains are a subregion of the Great Plains mostly in the Western United States, but also partly in the Midwest states of Nebraska, Kansas, and South Dakota, generally encompassing the western part of the Great Plains before the region reaches the Rocky Mountains.
A high school diploma is the academic school leaving qualification awarded upon high school graduation.
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Hinduism is the dominant religion, or way of life, in South Asia, most notably in India and Nepal.
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Hispanic Americans and Latino Americans (hispanos, latinos) are Americans descending from the countries of Latin America and Iberia.
History (originally The History Channel, from 1995 to 2008) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by A+E Networks, a joint venture between the Hearst Corporation and the Disney–ABC Television Group division of The Walt Disney Company.
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Hobby Lobby is a chain of retail arts and crafts stores based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, formerly called Hobby Lobby Creative Centers.
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A honey bee (or honeybee), in contrast with the stingless honey bee, is any bee that is a member of the genus Apis, primarily distinguished by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial, colonial nests from wax.
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The Houston Chronicle is the largest daily newspaper in Texas, United States, headquartered in the Houston Chronicle Building at 801 Texas Avenue, Houston.
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A humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa or Cwa) is a zone of subtropical climate characterised by hot, usually humid summers and mild to cool winters.
Hurricane Katrina was the eleventh named storm and fifth hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season.
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Hypertension (HTN or HT), also known as high blood pressure or arterial hypertension, is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated.
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Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points.
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Idabel is a city in McCurtain County, Oklahoma, United States.
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Ideology, in the Althusserian sense, is "the imaginary relation to the real conditions of existence." It can be described as a set of conscious and unconscious ideas which make up one's goals, expectations, and motivations.
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Immunization, or immunisation, is the process by which an individual's immune system becomes fortified against an agent (known as the immunogen).
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Impeachment is a formal process in which an official is accused of unlawful activity, the outcome of which, depending on the country, may include the removal of that official from office as well as criminal or civil punishment.
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The following is an alphabetical list of articles related to the U.S. state of Oklahoma.
The Indian Appropriations Act is the name of several acts passed by the United States Congress.
An Indian reservation is a legal designation for an area of land managed by a Native American tribe under the US Bureau of Indian Affairs, rather than the state governments of the United States in which they are physically located.
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As generic terms, Indian Territory, the Indian Territories, or Indian country describe an evolving land area set aside by the United States Government for the relocation of the indigenous peoples of the Americas who held aboriginal title to their land.
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Indigenous languages of the Americas are spoken by indigenous peoples from Alaska and Greenland to the southern tip of South America, encompassing the land masses that constitute the Americas.
The indigenous peoples of the Americas are the pre-Columbian inhabitants of North and South America, and their descendants. Pueblos indígenas (indigenous peoples) is a common term in Spanish-speaking countries. Aborigen (aboriginal/native) is used in Argentina, whereas "Amerindian" is used in Quebec and The Guianas but not commonly in other countries. Indigenous peoples are commonly known in Canada as Aboriginal peoples, which include First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Indigenous peoples of the United States are commonly known as Native Americans or American Indians, and Alaska Natives. According to the prevailing New World migration model, migrations of humans from Asia (in particular North Asia) to the Americas took place via Beringia, a land bridge which connected the two continents across what is now the Bering Strait. The majority of experts agree that the earliest migration via Beringia took place at least 13,500 years ago, with disputed evidence that people had migrated into the Americas much earlier, up to 40,000 years ago. These early Paleo-Indians spread throughout the Americas, diversifying into many hundreds of culturally distinct nations and tribes. According to the oral histories of many of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, they have been living there since their genesis, described by a wide range of creation myths. Application of the term "Indian" originated with Christopher Columbus, who, in his search for Asia, thought that he had arrived in the East Indies. The Americas came to be known as the "West Indies", a name still used to refer to the islands of the Caribbean sea. This led to the names "Indies" and "Indian", which implied some kind of racial or cultural unity among the aboriginal peoples of the Americas. This unifying concept, codified in law, religion, and politics, was not originally accepted by indigenous peoples but has been embraced by many over the last two centuries. Even though the term "Indian" often does not include the Aleuts, Inuit, or Yupik peoples, these groups are considered indigenous peoples of the Americas. Although some indigenous peoples of the Americas were traditionally hunter-gatherers—and many, especially in Amazonia, still are—many groups practiced aquaculture and agriculture. The impact of their agricultural endowment to the world is a testament to their time and work in reshaping and cultivating the flora indigenous to the Americas. Although some societies depended heavily on agriculture, others practiced a mix of farming, hunting, and gathering. In some regions the indigenous peoples created monumental architecture, large-scale organized cities, chiefdoms, states, and empires. Many parts of the Americas are still populated by indigenous Americans; some countries have sizable populations, especially Belize, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Greenland, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru. At least a thousand different indigenous languages are spoken in the Americas. Some, such as Quechua, Aymara, Guaraní, Mayan languages, and Nahuatl, count their speakers in millions. Many also maintain aspects of indigenous cultural practices to varying degrees, including religion, social organization, and subsistence practices. Like most cultures, over time, cultures specific to many Indigenous peoples have evolved to incorporate traditional aspects, but also cater to modern needs. Some indigenous peoples still live in relative isolation from Western society, and a few are still counted as uncontacted peoples.
In the United States, indoor football is football played at ice hockey-sized indoor arenas (besides for certain NFL teams which have large indoor stadiums, such as the New Orleans Saints who play in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome).
Indoor soccer or arena soccer (known internationally either as minifootball, fast football, floorball specifically in the U.K.) is a game derived from association football adapted for play in a walled indoor arena.
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The term inland port is used in two different but related ways to mean either a port on an inland waterway or an inland site carrying out some functions of a seaport.
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Inter-city rail services are express passenger train services that cover longer distances than commuter or regional trains.
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Interstate 35 (IH-35 or I-35) is a major north–south Interstate Highway in the central United States.
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Interstate 40 (I-40) is a major Interstate Highway running through the south-central portion of the United States generally north of Interstate 10 and Interstate 20 but south of Interstate 70.
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Interstate 44 (I-44) is a major Interstate Highway in the central United States.
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The Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways (commonly known as the Interstate Highway System, Interstate Freeway System, Interstate System, or simply the Interstate) is a network of controlled-access highways that forms a part of the National Highway System of the United States.
The Irish American (Gaedheal-Mheiriceánaigh) ethnic group comprises Americans who have full or partial ancestry from Ireland, especially those who identify with that ancestry, along with their cultural characteristics.
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Islam (There are ten pronunciations of Islam in English, differing in whether the first or second syllable has the stress, whether the s is or, and whether the a is pronounced, or (when the stress is on the first syllable) (Merriam Webster). The most common are (Oxford English Dictionary, Random House) and (American Heritage Dictionary). الإسلام,: Arabic pronunciation varies regionally. The first vowel ranges from ~~. The second vowel ranges from ~~~. In Northwestern Africa, they do not have stress or lengthened vowels.) is a monotheistic, Abrahamic religion articulated by the Qur'an, a religious text considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of God, and, for the vast majority of adherents, by the teachings and normative example (called the sunnah, composed of accounts called hadith) of Muhammad (circa 570–8 June 632 CE), considered by most of them to be the last prophet of God.
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The Italian American (italoamericani) ethnic group comprises Americans who have full or partial ancestry from Italy, especially those who identify with that ancestry, along with their cultural characteristics.
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James Paul Lankford (born March 4, 1968) is an American politician who is the junior United States Senator from Oklahoma.
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is an East Asian language spoken by about 125 million speakers, primarily in Japan, where it is the national language.
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Jazz is a genre of music that originated in African American communities in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th century.
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Jehovah's Witnesses is a millenarian restorationist Christian denomination with nontrinitarian beliefs distinct from mainstream Christianity.
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Jenks is a city in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States, and a suburb of Tulsa, in the northeastern part of the state.
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Jim Crow laws were state and local laws enforcing racial segregation in the Southern United States.
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James Mountain "Jim" Inhofe (born November 17, 1934) is the senior United States senator from Oklahoma and a member of the Republican Party.
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James Earl Carter, Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American politician and author who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981.
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John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. --> (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) was an American author of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books, and five collections of short stories.
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John A. Sullivan (born January 1, 1965) is the former U.S. Representative for (based in the Tulsa area).
The judiciary (also known as the judicial system or court system) is the system of courts that interprets and applies the law in the name of the state.
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Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in June 1865, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South.
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Junipers are coniferous plants in the genus Juniperus of the cypress family Cupressaceae.
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Juniperus virginiana — its common names include red cedar, eastern red-cedar,Flora of North America: eastern redcedar, eastern juniper, red juniper, pencil cedar, and aromatic cedar — is a species of juniper native to eastern North America from southeastern Canada to the Gulf of Mexico and east of the Great Plains.
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Kansas is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States.
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Kenton is a small unincorporated community and census designated place (CDP) in Cimarron County, Oklahoma, United States.
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KFAQ (1170 AM) is a news/talk radio station in the Tulsa, Oklahoma, area.
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KFOR-TV, virtual channel 4 (UHF digital channel 27), is an NBC-affiliated television station located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States.
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"Kiamichi Country" was the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department's long-time official tourism designation for Southeastern Oklahoma, until the name was changed to Choctaw Country in honor of the Choctaw Nation headquartered there.
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Konawa is a city in Seminole County, Oklahoma, United States.
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Korean (조선말, see below) is the official language of both South Korea and North Korea, as well as one of the two official languages in China's Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture.
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KOTV-DT, virtual channel 6 (UHF digital channel 45), is a CBS-affiliated television station located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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The Ku Klux Klan (KKK), or simply "the Klan", is the name of three distinct past and present movements in the United States that have advocated extremist reactionary currents such as white supremacy, white nationalism, and anti-immigration, historically expressed through terrorism of groups or individuals they opposed.
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Labor omnia vincit is a Latin phrase meaning "Work conquers all".
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Land run (sometimes "land rush") usually refers to a historical event in which previously restricted land of the United States was opened to homestead on a first arrival basis.
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The Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889 was the first land rush into the Unassigned Lands.
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Langston University is a public university in Langston, Oklahoma, United States.
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There are 1,250 to 2,100 and by some counts over 3,000 languages spoken natively in Africa, in several major language families.
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There is a wide variety of languages spoken throughout Asia, comprising a number of families and some unrelated isolates.
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Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.
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The city of Lawton (Pawnee: Raaríhtaaruʾ) is the county seat of Comanche County, in the State of Oklahoma.
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A legislature is the law-making body of a political unit, usually a national government, that has power to enact, amend, and repeal public policy.
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Lincoln County is a county located in east central Oklahoma.
The auxiliary Interstate Highways (also called three-digit Interstate Highways) are a supplemental subset of the freeways of the Interstate Highway System of the United States.
This is a list of cities in Oklahoma, arranged in alphabetical order.
There are 77 counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma.
, 567 Native American tribes were legally recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) of the United States.
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The United States of America is a federal republic consisting of 50 states, one federal district (Washington, D.C.), and one incorporated territory (Palmyra Atoll).
In 1890, the Jewish population of Oklahoma Territory was estimated to be about 100 people.
This is a complete list of the states of the United States and its major territories ordered by total area, land area, and water area.
This is a list of U.S. states by population (with inhabited non-state jurisdictions included for comparison) as of April 1, 2010, the date of the 2010 United States Census.
This is a list of U.S. states by date of admission to the Union.
The following is a list of the most populous incorporated places of the United States.
Little Dixie is a name given to southeast Oklahoma, which in the past was heavily influenced by southern "Dixie" culture as it was settled chiefly by Southerners seeking a start in new lands following the American Civil War.
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This article is about the Little River in southeastern Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-largest city in the United States, the most populous city in the U.S. state of California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County.
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The Louisiana Purchase (Vente de la Louisiane "Sale of Louisiana") was the acquisition of the Louisiana territory (828,000 square miles) by the United States from France in 1803.
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Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores (commonly referred to as Love's) is a family-owned chain of more than 350 truck stop and convenience stores located in 40 states.
The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) is an American organization for female professional golfers.
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The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is a non-profit art museum located on the campus of St.
The mainline Protestant churches (also called mainstream American Protestant and oldline Protestant) are a group of Protestant churches in the United States that contrast in history and practice with evangelical, fundamentalist, and charismatic Protestant denominations.
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Maize (Zea mays subsp. mays, from maíz after Taíno mahiz), known in some English-speaking countries as corn, is a large grain plant domesticated by indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica in prehistoric times.
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The Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) is a North American indoor soccer league formerly known as the Professional Arena Soccer League.
The major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada are the highest professional competitions of team sports in the United States and Canada.
Manufacturing is the production of merchandise for use or sale using labour and machines, tools, chemical and biological processing, or formulation.
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Elizabeth Marie "Betty" Tall Chief (Osage family name: Ki He Kah Stah Tsa; January 24, 1925 – April 11, 2013) was considered America's first major prima ballerina, and was the first Native American to hold the rank.
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Marjorie Tallchief (born October 19, 1926) is a former ballerina of the Osage Nation.
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A marsh is a wetland that is dominated by herbaceous rather than woody plant species.
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Mary Fallin (born December 9, 1954) is an American politician who is the 27th and current governor of Oklahoma.
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The mayor–council government system is one of the two most common forms of local government in the United States.
McAlester is a city in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, United States.
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The McClellan–Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MKARNS) is part of the inland waterway system originating at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa and running southeast through Oklahoma and Arkansas to the Mississippi River.
A media market, broadcast market, media region, designated market area (DMA), television market area, or simply market is a region where the population can receive the same (or similar) television and radio station offerings, and may also include other types of media including newspapers and Internet content.
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The men's major golf championships, commonly known as the Major Championships, and often referred to simply as the majors, are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in professional golf.
A mesa (Portuguese and Spanish for table) is the American English term for tableland, an elevated area of land with a flat top and sides that are usually steep cliffs.
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In the United States, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is a geographical region with a relatively high population density at its core and close economic ties throughout the area.
Mexican Americans (mexico-americanos or estadounidenses de origen mexicano) are Americans of full or partial Mexican descent.
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Michael Stanley Dukakis (born November 3, 1933) is an American politician who served as the 65th and 67th Governor of Massachusetts, from 1975 to 1979 and 1983 to 1991 respectively.
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Midwest City is a city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.
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The Midwestern United States, or the Midwest, is one of the four geographic regions defined by the United States Census Bureau, occupying the northern central part of the country.
Miguel Terekhov (August 22, 1928 – January 3, 2012) was a Uruguayan-born American ballet dancer and ballet instructor.
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Milk is a white liquid produced by the mammary glands of mammals.
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Minor League Baseball is a hierarchy of professional baseball leagues in the Americas that compete at levels below Major League Baseball (MLB) and provide opportunities for player development and a way to prepare for the major leagues.
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The Mississippi River is the chief river of the largest drainage system on the North American continent.
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The Mississippian culture was a mound-building Native American civilization that flourished in what is now the Midwestern, Eastern, and Southeastern United States from approximately 800 to 1600, varying regionally.
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Missouri (see pronunciations) is a state located in the Midwestern United States.
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Mistletoe is the common name for most obligate hemiparasitic plants in the order Santalales.
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Moore is a city in Cleveland County, Oklahoma, United States, and is part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.
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Mormons are a religious and cultural group related to Mormonism, the principal branch of the Latter Day Saint movement of Restorationist Christianity, which began with Joseph Smith in upstate New York during the 1820s.
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Edna Moscelyne Larkin Jasinski (January 14, 1925 – April 25, 2012) was one of the "Five Moons", Native American ballerinas from Oklahoma who gained international fame in the 20th century.
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The Mountain Time Zone of North America keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Greenwich Mean Time, during the shortest days of autumn and winter (UTC−7), and by subtracting six hours during daylight saving time in the spring, summer, and early autumn (UTC−6).
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The mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) is a deer indigenous to western North America; it is named for its ears, which are large like those of the mule.
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Multiracial Americans are Americans who have mixed ancestry of "two or more races".
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Muskogee is a city inside Muskogee County, Oklahoma, United States.
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The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is an athletic association that organizes college and university-level athletic programs among smaller institutions, primarily across the United States but also outside the US.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is a museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, with more than 28,000 Western and American Indian art works and artifacts.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA, pronounced, like "Noah") is an American scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere.
A national park is a park in use for conservation purposes.
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The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is an American soccer league commonly recognized as being a fourth tier league.
The National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather research laboratory located at the National Weather Center (NWC) in Norman, Oklahoma.
The National Weather Service (NWS) is an agency of the United States government tasked with providing weather forecasts, public warnings, and other weather-related products to organizations and the public for the purposes of protection, safety, and general information.
National Wildlife Refuge is a designation for certain protected areas of the United States managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
In the United States, Native Americans are considered to be people whose pre-Columbian ancestors were indigenous to the lands within the nation's modern boundaries.
Native Hawaiians (Hawaiian: kānaka ʻōiwi, kānaka maoli, and Hawaiʻi maoli) are the indigenous Polynesian people of the Hawaiian Islands or their descendants.
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Natural gas is a fossil fuel formed when layers of decomposing plant and animal matter are exposed to intense heat and pressure over thousands of years.
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The NBA Development League, or NBA D-League, is the National Basketball Association's official minor league basketball organization.
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Neuroscience is the scientific study of the nervous system.
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New Mexico (Nuevo México; Yootó Hahoodzo) is a state located in the southwestern and western regions of the United States, admitted to the union as the 47th state on January 6, 1912.
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The New Orleans Pelicans are an American professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana, that competes in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
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Nichols Hills is a city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.
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Nielsen Media Research (NMR) is an American firm that measures media audiences, including television, radio, theatre films (via the AMC Theatres MAP program) and newspapers.
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Non-Hispanic whites or whites not of Hispanic or Latino origin are people in the United States, as defined by the Census Bureau, who are of the white race and are not of Hispanic or Latino origin/ethnicity.
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A non-renewable resource (also called a finite resource) is a resource that does not renew itself at a sufficient rate for sustainable economic extraction in meaningful human time-frames.
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In political science, nonpartisanism is a lack of affiliation with a political party.
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Norman Music Festival (NMF) is an annual three-day American music festival that takes place in downtown Norman, Oklahoma.
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Norman is a city in the U.S. state of Oklahoma south of downtown Oklahoma City in its metropolitan area.
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The North American river otter (Lontra canadensis), also known as the northern river otter or the common otter, is a semiaquatic mammal endemic to the North American continent found in and along its waterways and coasts.
The North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88) is the vertical control datum of orthometric height established for vertical control surveying in the United States of America based upon the General Adjustment of the North American Datum of 1988.
Northeastern State University (NSU) is a public university with its main campus located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, United States, at the foot of the Ozark Mountains.
Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a public university located in Flagstaff, Arizona, United States.
Northwestern Oklahoma is the geographical region of the state of Oklahoma which includes the Oklahoma Panhandle and a majority of the Cherokee Outlet, stretching to an eastern extent along Interstate 35, and its southern extent along the Canadian River to Noble County.
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Nowata (Lenape: Nuwatu, Nuwi ta) is a city and county seat of Nowata County, Oklahoma, United States.
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Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems.
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The title of "Oil Capital of the World" is often used to refer to Tulsa, Oklahoma, and more recently to Houston, Texas.
An Okie is a resident or native of Oklahoma.
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"Oklahoma" is the title song from the Broadway musical Oklahoma!, named for the setting of the musical play.
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Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) is a co-educational Christian liberal arts university located in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and owned by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City is the capital and largest city of the state of Oklahoma.
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The Oklahoma City Ballet is a professional dance company and school located in Oklahoma City.
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The Oklahoma City Blue is an NBA Development League team based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and the minor league affiliate of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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The Oklahoma City bombing was a domestic terrorist bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995.
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The Oklahoma City Dodgers are a minor league baseball team based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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Oklahoma City Energy Football Club is an American professional men's soccer team based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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Oklahoma City FC were a Mens soccer team based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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The Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area is a large urban region located in Central Oklahoma and is the state's largest metropolitan area.
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OKCMOA) is a museum located in the Donald W. Reynolds Visual Arts Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
The Oklahoma City National Memorial is a memorial in the United States that honors the victims, survivors, rescuers, and all who were affected by the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995.
The Oklahoma City Thunder is an American professional basketball team based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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Oklahoma City University, often referred to as OCU or OKCU, is a coeducational, urban, private university historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals is one of the two highest judicial bodies in the U.S. state of Oklahoma and is part of the Oklahoma Court System, the judicial branch of the Oklahoma state government.
The Oklahoma Court on the Judiciary is one of the two independent courts in the Oklahoma judiciary and has exclusive jurisdiction in adjudicating discipline and hearing cases involving the removal of a judge from office, excluding the Oklahoma Supreme Court, exercising judicial power under the Oklahoma Constitution.
The Oklahoma Defenders were a professional indoor football team and a charter member of the Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL).
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The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education (ODCTE, commonly known and branded as CareerTech) is an agency of the state of Oklahoma located in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG+E) is a regulated electric utility company that serves over 750,000 customers in Oklahoma and western Arkansas.
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The Oklahoma House of Representatives is the lower house of the legislature of the U.S. state of Oklahoma.
The Legislature of the State of Oklahoma is the state legislative branch of the U.S. state of Oklahoma.
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Oklahoma is the 37th-richest state in the United States of America, with a per capita income of $32,210 in 2006 and the third fastest-growing per capita income in the nation.
The Oklahoma National Guard, a division of the Oklahoma Military Department, is the component of the United States National Guard in the U.S. state of Oklahoma.
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The Oklahoma Panhandle is the extreme western region of the state of Oklahoma, consisting of Cimarron County, Texas County, and Beaver County, from west to east.
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The Oklahoma Senate is the upper house of the two houses of the Legislature of Oklahoma, the other being the Oklahoma House of Representatives.
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Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park (OSP) was founded in 1985 in Edmond, Oklahoma, USA by current Executive Director and Artistic Director Kathryn McGill (née Huey) and Jack J. O'Meara.
The University of Oklahoma (often referred to as Oklahoma or OU) features 19 varsity sports teams.
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Oklahoma State Cowboys (Cowgirls for women's teams) are the athletic teams that represent Oklahoma State University.
The Oklahoma State Fair is a fairly large fair and exposition in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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Oklahoma State University Medical Center (OSU Medical Center) is a teaching hospital with medical clinics located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Oklahoma State University–Stillwater (also referred to informally as Oklahoma State, OKState, O-State, and OSU) is a land-grant, sun-grant, coeducational public research university located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States.
The Supreme Court of Oklahoma is one of the two highest judicial bodies in the U.S. state of Oklahoma and leads the judiciary of Oklahoma, the judicial branch of the government of Oklahoma.
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The Territory of Oklahoma was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from May 2, 1890, until November 16, 1907, when it was joined with the Indian Territory under a new constitution and admitted to the Union as the State of Oklahoma. The 1890 Oklahoma organic act organized the western half of Indian Territory and a strip of country known as No Man's Land into Oklahoma Territory. Reservations in the new territory were then opened to settlement in land runs later that year and in 1891 and 1893. Seven counties were defined upon the creation of the territory. Although they were designated by number, they would eventually become Logan County, Cleveland County, Oklahoma County, Canadian County, Kingfisher County, Payne County and Beaver County. The Land Run of 1893 led to the addition of Kay County, Grant County, Woods County, Garfield County, Noble County, and Pawnee County. The territory acquired an additional county through the resolution of a boundary dispute with the U.S. state of Texas, which today is split into Greer County, Jackson County, Harmon County, and part of Beckham County.
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The Oklahoma Thunder are an American football team based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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Oklahoma Tribal Statistical Area is a statistical entity identified and delineated by federally recognized American Indian tribes in Oklahoma that formerly had a reservation but do not now have a reservation in that state (an exception being the Osage Nation's retention of mineral rights on their reservation).
Oklahoma! is the first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II.
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As of the 2010 census, there are five Oklahoma United States congressional districts.
Okra or Okro (or; Abelmoschus esculentus Moench), known in many English-speaking countries as ladies' fingers, bhendi, bhindi, bamia, ochro or gumbo, is a flowering plant in the mallow family.
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Oktoberfest is the world's largest Volksfest (beer festival and travelling funfair).
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Omnibus is an American, commercially sponsored, educational television series.
ONEOK, Inc. is a diversified Fortune 200 corporation based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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ONEOK Field is a baseball park in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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Optometry is a healthcare profession concerned with the eyes and related structures, as well as vision, visual systems, and vision information processing in humans.
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Oral Roberts University (ORU), based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the United States, is an interdenominational, Christian, comprehensive liberal arts university with an enrollment of about 3,335 students.
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The Osage are a Midwestern Native American Siouan-speaking tribe in the United States who originated in the Ohio River valley in the area of present-day Kentucky.
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Osteopathic medicine is a branch of the medical profession in the United States. Osteopathic physicians (D.O.s) are licensed to practice medicine and surgery in all 50 states and are recognized in sixty five other countries, including all Canadian provinces.
The Ouachita Mountains are a mountain range in west central Arkansas and southeastern Oklahoma.
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The Ouachita National Forest is a National Forest that lies in the western portion of Arkansas and portions of eastern Oklahoma.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the U.S. state of Oklahoma: Oklahoma – state located in the South Central United States.
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Owasso is a city in Rogers and Tulsa counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma, and a northern suburb of Tulsa.
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The Ozarks, also referred to as the Ozark Mountains, Ozarks Mountain Country, and the Ozark Plateau, are a physiographic and geologic highland region of the central United States.
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The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor-league baseball league operating in the Western, Midwestern, and Southeastern United States.
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Pacific Islander is a term used to refer to the people of the Pacific Islands.
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Panhandle culture is a prehistoric culture of the southern High Plains during the Middle Ceramic Period from AD 1200 to 1400.
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The (Eastern) Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes), also called the American Swallowtail or Parsnip Swallowtail, is a butterfly found throughout much of North America.
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The Pawnee language is a Caddoan language spoken by some Pawnee Native Americans now located in north central Oklahoma.
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Pecan pie is a pie made primarily with corn syrup and pecan nuts.
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Petroleum (L. petroleum, from early 15c. "petroleum, rock oil" (mid-14c. in Anglo-French), from Medieval Latin petroleum, from petra: "rock" + ''oleum'': "oil".) is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface, which is commonly refined into various types of fuels.
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The petroleum industry includes the global processes of exploration, extraction, refining, transporting (often by oil tankers and pipelines), and marketing petroleum products.
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The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan American think tank based in Washington, D.C., that provides information on social issues, public opinion, and demographic trends shaping the United States and the world.
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The PGA Championship (sometimes, especially outside of the United States, referred to as the U.S. PGA Championship or U.S. PGA) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America.
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Pheasants are birds of several genera within the subfamily Phasianinae, of the family Phasianidae in the order Galliformes.
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The Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma is an art museum housed in part in a 1920s villa, situated on 23 acres of formal and informal gardens.
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Piedmont is a city primarily in Canadian County, Oklahoma, though a small part of it is in Kingfisher County.
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Pines are conifer trees in the genus Pinus, in the family Pinaceae.
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Pinus echinata (Shortleaf Pine) is a species of pine native to the eastern United States from southern New Jersey, south to northern Florida, west to eastern Oklahoma, and southwest to eastern Texas.
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Pinus ponderosa, commonly known as the ponderosa pine, bull pine, blackjack pine, or western yellow pine, is a very large pine tree species of variable habitat native to the western United States and Canada.
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Pinus taeda, commonly known as loblolly pine, is one of several pines native to the Southeastern United States, from central Texas east to Florida, and north to Delaware and southern New Jersey.
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The pinyon or piñon pine group grows in the southwestern United States and in Mexico.
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The plurality voting system is a single-winner voting system often used to elect executive officers, or members of a legislative assembly based on single-member constituencies.
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The following table indicates the party of elected officials in the U.S. state of Oklahoma.
The Port of Muskogee is a regional port, located in Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA.
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Port Silt Loam is the state soil of Oklahoma.
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A postage stamp is a small piece of paper that is purchased and displayed on an item of mail as evidence of payment of postage.
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A pow wow (also powwow or pow-wow) is a social gathering held by many different Native American communities.
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Prairies are ecosystems considered part of the temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands biome by ecologists, based on similar temperate climates, moderate rainfall, and a composition of grasses, herbs, and shrubs, rather than trees, as the dominant vegetation type.
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Prairie dogs (genus Cynomys) are mostly herbivorous burrowing rodents native to the grasslands of North America.
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Pre-kindergarten (also called Pre-K or PK) is a classroom-based preschool program for children below the age of five in the United States (when kindergarten starts).
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Private schools, also known as independent schools, non-governmental, or nonstate schools, are not administered by local, state or national governments; thus, they retain the right to select their students and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition, rather than relying on mandatory taxation through public (government) funding; at some private schools students may be able to get a scholarship, which makes the cost cheaper, depending on a talent the student may have (e.g. sport scholarship, art scholarship, academic scholarship), financial need, or tax credit scholarships that might be available.
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The Professional Basketball Club LLC (PBC) is an investment group headed by Clayton Bennett that owns the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s Oklahoma City Thunder franchise (formerly the Seattle SuperSonics) and the Thunder's NBA Development League affiliate Oklahoma City Blue.
The Professional Golfers' Association of America (PGA of America) is an American organization of golf professionals.
Public transport (North American English: public transportation or public transit) is a shared passenger transport service which is available for use by the general public, as distinct from modes such as taxicab, carpooling or hired buses which are not shared by strangers without private arrangement.
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Quail is a collective name for several genera of mid-sized birds generally placed in the order Galliformes.
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The (or Arkansas) people are a tribe of Native Americans that coalesced in the Midwest and Ohio Valley.
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Quaternary glaciation, also known as the Pleistocene glaciation or the current ice age, refers to a series of glacial events separated by interglacial events during the Quaternary period from 2.58 Ma (million years ago) to present.
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Quercus stellata (Post oak) is a North American species of oak in the white oak section.
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QuikTrip (abbreviated QT) is a Tulsa, Oklahoma-based chain of convenience stores which primarily operates in the Midwestern and Southern United States.
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The United States has a racially and ethnically diverse population.
Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, defined by the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the United States Census Bureau, are self-identification data items in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify, and indicate whether or not they are of Hispanic or Latino origin (the only categories for ethnicity).
Segregation is separation of humans into racial groups in daily life.
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Red Dirt Music is a music genre that gets its name from the color of soil found in Oklahoma.
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The red fox, Vulpes vulpes, is the largest of the true foxes and the most abundant wild member of the Carnivora, being present across the entire Northern Hemisphere from the Arctic Circle to North Africa, North America and Eurasia.
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The Red River, or sometimes the Red River of the South, is a major tributary of the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers in the southern United States of America. The river was named for the red-bed country of its watershed. It is one of several rivers with that name. "The Mexicans and Indians on the borders of Mexico are in the habit of calling any river, the waters of which have a red appearance, 'Rio Colorado', or Red river", observed R.B. Marcy in 1853. The Red River formed part of the US-Mexico border from the Adams-Onís Treaty (in force 1821) until the Texas Annexation and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The Red River is the second-largest river basin in the southern Great Plains. It rises in two branches (forks) in the Texas Panhandle and flows east, where it acts as the border between the states of Texas and Oklahoma. It forms a short border between Texas and Arkansas before entering Arkansas, turning south near Fulton, Arkansas and flowing into Louisiana, where it flows into the Atchafalaya River. The total length of the river is, with a mean flow of over at the mouth.
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Red Rock (Otoe: Íno Súje pronounced, meaning "Rock Red") (Pawnee: Pásuuhararu) is a town in northern Noble County, Oklahoma, United States.
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The red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is a bird of prey, one of three species colloquially known in the United States as the "chickenhawk," though it rarely preys on standard sized chickens.
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Renewable energy is generally defined as energy that comes from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat.
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The Republican Party, commonly referred to as GOP (abbreviation for Grand Old Party), is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party.
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Ridgely McClure "Ridge" Bond (July 12, 1922 – May 6, 1997) was an American actor, singer and businessman, who is best known for playing the role of Curly in the musical Oklahoma! on Broadway and on tour.
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The Rocky Mountains, commonly known as the Rockies, are a major mountain range in western North America.
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Rodeo is a competitive sport that arose out of the working practices of cattle herding in Spain, Mexico, and later the United States, Canada, South America, Australia and New Zealand.
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Oklahoma Rose is a dark red rose cultivar with a strong and sweet fragrance.
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Rosella Hightower (January 10, 1920 – November 4, 2008) was an American ballerina who achieved fame in both the United States and Europe.
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The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum located on the campus of the University of Oklahoma.
The San Antonio Talons were a professional arena football team based in San Antonio, Texas.
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Sand Springs is a city in Osage and Tulsa counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma.
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SandRidge Energy is an oil and natural gas exploration company headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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The Santa Fe Trail was a 19th-century transportation route through central North America that connected Franklin, Missouri with Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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Saurophaganax ("lizard-eater") is a genus of allosaurid dinosaur from the Morrison Formation of Late Jurassic Oklahoma (latest Kimmeridgian age, about 151 million years ago), USA.
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Sausage gravy is a traditional Southern breakfast dish in the United States.
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A school district is a form of special-purpose district which serves to operate local public primary and secondary schools.
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The scissor-tailed flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus), also known as the Texas bird-of-paradise and swallow-tailed flycatcher, is a long-tailed bird of the genus Tyrannus, whose members are collectively referred to as kingbirds.
Scotch-Irish (or Scots-Irish) Americans are American descendants of Presbyterian and other Ulster Protestant Dissenters from the Irish province of Ulster who migrated to North America during the 18th and 19th centuries.
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Scottish Americans or Scots Americans (Scottish Gaelic: Ameireaganaich Albannach) are Americans whose ancestry originates wholly or partly in Scotland, a constituent country of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
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The Great Seal of the State of Oklahoma consists of a five-pointed star in a circle.
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The Seattle SuperSonics (commonly known as the Sonics) were a professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington, that played in the Pacific and Northwest Divisions of the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1967 until 2008.
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The Seattle SuperSonics relocation to Oklahoma City was a successful effort by the ownership group of the Seattle SuperSonics to move the team from Seattle, Washington to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
A semi-arid climate or steppe climate is the climate of a region that receives precipitation below potential evapotranspiration, but not extremely.
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Severe weather refers to any dangerous meteorological phenomena with the potential to cause damage, serious social disruption, or loss of human life.
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In the United States, a sheriff is a county official and is typically the top law enforcement officer of a county.
Shrubland, scrubland, scrub or brush is a plant community characterised by vegetation dominated by shrubs, often also including grasses, herbs, and geophytes.
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Soil conservation is the prevention of soil from erosion or reduced fertility caused by overuse, acidification, salinization or other chemical soil contamination.
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The Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) is an affiliate of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
Sooners is the name given to settlers from the Southern United States who entered the Unassigned Lands in what is now the state of Oklahoma before President Grover Cleveland officially proclaimed them open to settlement on March 2, 1889 with the Indian Appropriations Act of 1889.
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Sorghastrum nutans, commonly known as either Indiangrass or yellow Indiangrass, is a North American prairie grass found in the central and eastern United States and Canada, especially in the Great Plains and tallgrass prairies.
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The South Central United States or South Central states is a region of the United States located in the south central part of the country.
Southern American English or Southern U.S. English is a collection of related American English dialects spoken throughout the Southern United States, though increasingly in more rural areas and primarily by White Americans.
The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is a Christian denomination based in the United States of America.
Southern Hills Country Club is a private golf and country club in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Southern hospitality is a phrase used in American English to describe the stereotype of residents of the Southern United States as particularly warm, sweet, and welcoming to visitors to their homes, or to the South in general.
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The Southern United States—commonly referred to as the American South, Dixie, or simply the South—is a region of the United States of America.
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Southwest Oklahoma is a geographical name for the southwest portion of the state of Oklahoma, typically considered to be south of the Canadian River, extending eastward from the Texas border to a line roughly from Weatherford, to Anadarko, to Duncan.
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The Southwestern United States (also known as the American Southwest) is the United States portion of the Southwest (which is situated in both the United States and Mexico).
Spanish (español), also called Castilian, is a Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today has hundreds of millions of native-speakers.
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The Spanish language is the second most spoken language in the United States.
Sparks is a town in Lincoln County, Oklahoma, United States.
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Spiro Mounds (34 LF 40) is an important Mississippian archaeological site located in what is now Eastern Oklahoma.
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Spiro is a town in Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States.
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Sports Illustrated is an American sports media franchise owned by Time Inc. Its self-titled magazine has over 3 million subscribers and is read by 23 million people each week, including over 18 million men.
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A square dance is a dance for four couples (eight dancers) arranged in a square, with one couple on each side, facing the middle of the square.
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The State of Sequoyah was a proposed state to be established from the Indian Territory in the eastern part of present-day Oklahoma.
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State parks or Provincial parks are parks or other protected areas managed at the sub-national level within those nations which use "state" or "province" as a political subdivision.
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State schools (also known as public schools, though not in EnglandIn England, some independent schools for 13-18 year-olds are known for historical reasons as 'public schools'.) generally refer to primary or secondary schools mandated for or offered to all children without charge, funded in whole or in part by taxation.
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In social psychology, a stereotype is a thought that can be adopted about specific types of individuals or certain ways of doing things.
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Stillwater (Pawnee: Kiicawiʾuusiʾit, Kstiíriwara) is a city in north central Oklahoma at the intersection of US-177 and State Highway 51.
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The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) is a government agency that is part of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), operating under the control of the National Weather Service (NWS), which in turn is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States Department of Commerce (DoC).
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The garden strawberry (or simply strawberry; Fragaria × ananassa) is a widely grown hybrid species of the genus Fragaria (collectively known as the strawberries).
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"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" is a 1909 historic American negro spiritual song.
Taft Stadium is a WPA-built stadium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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Tagalog is an Austronesian language spoken as a first language by a quarter of the population of the Philippines and as a second language by the majority.
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Tahlequah (''Cherokee'': ᏓᎵᏆ) is a city in Cherokee County, Oklahoma, United States located at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains.
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The tallgrass prairie is an ecosystem native to central North America.
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The Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, located in Osage County, Oklahoma near Foraker, Oklahoma, is owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy.
A television network is a telecommunications network for distribution of television program content, whereby a central operation provides programming to many television stations or pay television providers.
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A term limit is a legal restriction that limits the number of terms an officeholder may serve in a particular elected office.
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Terrestrial television is a type of television broadcasting in which the television signal is transmitted by radio waves to the TV receiver from a terrestrial (Earth based) transmitter, a television station, and received with an antenna.
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The territories of the United States are directly overseen by the United States federal government, in contrast to the states, which share sovereignty with the federal government.
Terry Lynn Nichols (born April 1, 1955) is a convicted accomplice in the Oklahoma City bombing.
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Texas (Texas or Tejas) is the second most populous and second largest state of the United States of America.
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The Texas League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the South Central United States.
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The Flaming Lips are an American rock band formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1983.
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The Grapes of Wrath is an American realist novel written by John Steinbeck and published in 1939.
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The Holocaust (from the Greek ὁλόκαυστος holókaustos: hólos, "whole" and kaustós, "burnt"), also known as the Shoah (Hebrew: השואה, HaShoah, "the catastrophe"), was a genocide in which approximately six million Jews were killed by Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime and its collaborators.
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The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.
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The Oklahoman is the largest daily newspaper in Oklahoma and is the only regional daily that covers the Greater Oklahoma City area.
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The Plain Dealer is the major daily newspaper of Cleveland, Ohio, United States.
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The Princeton Review is a test preparation and college admission services company offering test preparation services, tutoring and admissions resources, online courses, and books published by Random House.
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Theatre Tulsa, Inc. is a community theatre company in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
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William Thomas Gilcrease (1890–1962) was an American oilman, art collector and philanthropist.
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Timothy James McVeigh (April 23, 1968 – June 11, 2001) was an American terrorist who detonated a truck bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995.
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Tipton is a town in Tillman County, Oklahoma, United States.
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Todd Lamb (born October 19, 1971) is a Republican United States politician from Oklahoma who is serving as the 16th Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma and was a member of the Oklahoma Senate from 2004 to 2011.
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Thomas Allen "Tom" Coburn (born March 14, 1948) is an American politician and medical doctor.
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Thomas Jeffery "Tom" Cole (born April 28, 1949) is the U.S. Representative for, serving since 2003.
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A tornado is a violently rotating column of air that is in contact with both the surface of the earth and a cumulonimbus cloud or, in rare cases, the base of a cumulus cloud.
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Tornado Alley is a colloquial term for the area of the United States (or by some definitions extending into Canada) where tornadoes are most frequent.
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The Trail of Tears was a series of forced relocations of Native American nations in the United States following the Indian Removal Act of 1830.
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A trauma center is a hospital equipped and staffed to provide comprehensive emergency medical services to patients suffering traumatic injuries.
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The Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) is an international Christian-based broadcast television network.
Triple-A (or Class AAA) is the highest level of play in Minor League Baseball in the United States and Mexico.
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The Tulsa Athletics are an American soccer team and are based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States.
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Tulsa Ballet is a professional American ballet company located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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Tulsa County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma.
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The Tulsa Drillers are a minor league baseball team based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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Tulsa International Airport is a city-owned civil-military airport five miles (8 km) northeast of downtown Tulsa, in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States.
The Tulsa Metropolitan Area in the U.S. state of Oklahoma includes the city of Tulsa, Tulsa County, which extends also into Rogers County, Wagoner County, and Osage County within the larger Green Country region.
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The Tulsa Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Tulsa, Oklahoma which plays in the ECHL.
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The Tulsa Port of Catoosa is located near the city of Catoosa in Rogers County, just inside the municipal fenceline of Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States.
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The Tulsa race riot was a large-scale, racially motivated conflict on May 31 and June 1, 1921, in which a group of whites attacked the black community of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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The Tulsa Revolution is a professional indoor soccer team from Tulsa, Oklahoma, which began play in the Professional Arena Soccer League with the 2013–14 PASL season.
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Tulsa Roughnecks FC is an American professional soccer team based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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The Tulsa Shock are a professional basketball team based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, playing in the Western Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).
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The Tulsa Sound is a musical style that originated in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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Tulsa Spirit is an American women’s soccer team, founded in 2007.
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The Tulsa State Fair is a fair and exposition in Tulsa, Oklahoma that operates during an 11-day span starting at the end of September and ending early in October.
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The Tulsa World is the daily newspaper for the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, is the primary newspaper for the northeastern and eastern portions of Oklahoma, and is the second-most widely circulated newspaper in the state, after The Oklahoman.
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Tulsa is the second-largest city in the state of Oklahoma and 47th-most populous city in the United States.
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Oklahoma has an extensive turnpike system, maintained by the state government through the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.
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The U.S. Highway 66 Association was organized in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1927.
The U.S. Interior Highlands is a mountainous region spanning eastern Oklahoma, western and northern Arkansas, southern Missouri, and the extreme southeast corner of Kansas.
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The United States Open Championship, commonly known as the U.S. Open, is the annual open golf tournament of the United States.
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U.S. Route 66 (US 66 or Route 66), also known as the Will Rogers Highway and colloquially known as the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System.
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A state of the United States of America is one of the 50 constituent political entities that shares its sovereignty with the United States federal government.
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The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma (ᎠᏂᎩᏚᏩᎩ ᎠᏂᏣᎳᎩ or Anigiduwagi Anitsalagi, abbreviated UKB) is a federally recognized tribe of Cherokee Indians headquartered in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
The United Methodist Church (UMC) is a Methodist denomination that is mainline Protestant today.
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The United Soccer League (USL), formerly known as USL Pro, is a professional men's soccer league in the United States and Canada that began its inaugural season in 2011.
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The United States Basketball League, often abbreviated to the USBL, was a professional men's spring basketball league.
The United States Census Bureau (USCB; officially the Bureau of the Census, as defined in Title) is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System responsible for producing data about the American people and economy.
The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States consisting of two houses: the Senate and the House of Representatives.
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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), also known as the Agriculture Department, is the U.S. federal executive department responsible for developing and executing federal government policy on farming, agriculture, forestry, and food.
The United States Department of Commerce (DOC) is the Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with promoting economic growth.
The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is a Cabinet-level department of the United States Government concerned with the United States' policies regarding energy and safety in handling nuclear material.
The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), also known as the Health Department, is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government with the goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.
The United States Forest Service (USFS) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that administers the nation's 154 national forests and 20 national grasslands, which encompass.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS, formerly simply Geological Survey) is a scientific agency of the United States government.
The House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the United States Congress (a bicameral legislature).
National Forest is a classification of federal lands in the United States.
The United States presidential election of 1920 was the 34th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 2, 1920.
The United States presidential election of 1928 was the 36th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 6, 1928.
The United States presidential election of 1948 was the 41st quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 2, 1948.
The United States presidential election of 1952 was the 42nd quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 4, 1952.
The United States presidential election of 1960 was the 44th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 8, 1960.
The United States presidential election of 1964 was the 45th quadrennial presidential election.
The United States presidential election of 1968 was the 46th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 5, 1968.
The United States presidential election of 1972 was the 47th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 7, 1972.
The United States presidential election of 1976 was the 48th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 2, 1976.
The United States presidential election of 1980 was the 49th quadrennial presidential election.
The United States presidential election of 1984 was the 50th quadrennial presidential election.
The United States presidential election of 1988 was the 51st quadrennial presidential election.
The United States presidential election of 1992 was the 52nd quadrennial presidential election.
The United States presidential election of 1996 was the 53rd quadrennial presidential election.
The United States presidential election of 2000 was the 54th quadrennial presidential election.
The United States presidential election of 2004 was the 55th quadrennial presidential election.
The United States presidential election of 2008 was the 56th quadrennial presidential election.
The United States presidential election of 2012 was the 57th quadrennial presidential election.
The University of Central Oklahoma, often referred to as UCO, is a coeducational public university located in Edmond, Oklahoma.
The University of Missouri (Mizzou, MU, University of Missouri–Columbia, or simply Missouri) is a public research university located in the U.S. state of Missouri.
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The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a coeducational public research university located in Norman, Oklahoma.
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The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is the health sciences branch of the University of Oklahoma.
The University of Tulsa (TU) is a private university located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States.
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The University of Virginia (UVA, U.Va. or Virginia), is a research university founded by U.S. President Thomas Jefferson and located in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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The terms Upper South and Upland South refer to the northern part of the Southern United States, in contrast to the Lower South or Deep South.
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USA Today is a national American daily middle-market newspaper published by the Gannett Company.
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Utah (or; (Áshįįh bi Tó Hahoodzo; Arapaho: Wo'tééneihí) is a state in the western United States. It became the 45th state admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896. Utah is the 13th-largest, the 33rd-most populous, and the 10th-least-densely populated of the 50 United States. Utah has a population of about 2.9 million, approximately 80% of whom live along the Wasatch Front, centering on Salt Lake City. Utah is bordered by Colorado to the east, Wyoming to the northeast, Idaho to the north, Arizona to the south, and Nevada to the west. It also touches a corner of New Mexico in the southeast. Approximately 62% of Utahns are reported to be members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or LDS (Mormons), which greatly influences Utah culture and daily life. The world headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) is located in Utah's state capital, Salt Lake City., the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, pp 99–100. Retrieved July 2, 2008. Utah is the most religiously homogeneous state in the United States, the only state with a Mormon majority, and the only state with a majority population belonging to a single church. The state is a center of transportation, education, information technology and research, government services, mining, and a major tourist destination for outdoor recreation. In 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that Utah had the second fastest-growing population of any state. St. George was the fastest–growing metropolitan area in the United States from 2000 to 2005. Utah also has the 14th highest median average income out of U.S. states, and has the 2nd highest income when adjusted for cost of living. A 2012 Gallup national survey found Utah overall to be the "best state to live in" based on 13 forward-looking measurements including various economic, lifestyle, and health-related outlook metrics.
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Valparaiso University, known colloquially as Valpo, is a regionally accredited private university located in Valparaiso, Indiana, United States.
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Variety is a weekly American entertainment trade magazine owned by Penske Media Corporation.
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The Verdigris River is a tributary of the Arkansas River in southeastern Kansas and northeastern Oklahoma in the United States.
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Vertebrates comprise any species of animals within the subphylum Vertebrata (chordates with backbones).
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Vietnamese Americans (Người Mỹ gốc Việt) are Americans of Vietnamese descent.
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Vietnamese (tiếng Việt) is an Austroasiatic language that originated in the north of Vietnam and is the national and official language of the country.
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Vocational education is education within vocational schools that prepares people for a specific trade.
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The Warning Decision Training Division (WDTD), known as the Warning Decision Training Branch until April 1, 2015, is one of three training organizations in the NWS Training Division which also includes the Forecast Decision Training Branch and the NWS Training Center.
Warr Acres is a city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.
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Washita Battlefield National Historic Site protects and interprets the site of the Southern Cheyenne village of Chief Black Kettle where the Battle of Washita occurred.
Water conservationist encompasses the policies, strategies and activities to manage fresh water as a sustainable resource, to protect the water environment, and to meet current and future human demand.
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Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus, family Cucurbitaceae) is a vine-like (scrambler and trailer) flowering plant originally from southern Africa.
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Welsh Americans are Americans whose ancestry originates wholly or partly in Wales.
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Western swing music is a subgenre of American country music that originated in the late 1920s in the West and South among the region's Western string bands.
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White Americans are people of the United States who are considered or reported as White.
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The white bass or sand bass (Morone chrysops) is a freshwater fish of the temperate bass family Moronidae.
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The white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), also known as the whitetail, is a medium-sized deer native to the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and South America as far south as Peru and Bolivia.
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Wichita Falls is a city in and the county seat of Wichita County, Texas, United States.
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The Wichita Mountains are located in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Oklahoma.
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Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, located in southwestern Oklahoma near Lawton, has protected unique wildlife habitats since 1901 and is the oldest managed wildlife facility in the United States Fish and Wildlife Service system.
The Wichita people are a confederation of Midwestern Native Americans.
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The wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is native to North America and is the heaviest member of the diverse Galliformes.
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Will Rogers World Airport (Will Rogers Airport or simply Will Rogers) is a United States airport in southwestern Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 6 miles (8 km) from downtown on about 8,100 acres of land.
The Williams Companies, Inc. is an energy company based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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Wind power is extracted from air flow using wind turbines or sails to produce mechanical or electrical power.
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The Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) is a basketball association in the United States.
The Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) is a national women's soccer league in the United States and Puerto Rico, and is on the 2nd level of women's soccer in the United States soccer pyramid, alongside the W-League and below National Women's Soccer League (NWSL).
Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds.
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Myra Yvonne Chouteau (born March 7, 1929 in Fort Worth, TexasLivingston, Lili Cockerille. American Indian Ballerinas. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1999: 56.Vincent, Melissa. Oklahoma Historical Society's Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History & Culture. 2009. Retrieved on 2009-02-09.) is one of the "Five Moons" or Native prima ballerinas of Oklahoma.
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The meridian 103° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, North America, the Pacific Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.
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The One Hundred Twelfth United States Congress was the meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, from January 3, 2011 until January 3, 2013.
The 1980s Oil Glut was a serious surplus of crude oil caused by falling demand following the 1970s Energy Crisis.
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The 2010 United States Census, known as "Census 2010", is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census.
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