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ST. PETERSBURG, Florida -- Florida and other states across the Sunbelt are thinning out the deck chairs, turning over the barstools and rushing to line up more hospital beds as they head into the height of the summer season amid a startling surge in confirmed cases of the coronavirus.

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DENVER -- Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper won the Democratic nomination Tuesday to face Republican Sen. Cory Gardner in November, overcoming a series of stumbles and beating back a challenge from his left.

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Sunday denied that he was made aware of U.S. intelligence officials' conclusions that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan. The Trump administration was set to brief select members of C…

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WASHINGTON -- Vice President Mike Pence called off campaign events in Florida and Arizona this coming week as the states experience a surge in new coronavirus cases.

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PRINCETON, New Jersey -- Princeton University has announced plans to remove the name of former President Woodrow Wilson from its public policy school because of his segregationist views, reversing a decision the Ivy League school made four years ago to retain the name.

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For many states and counties in the U.S., the dark days of the coronavirus pandemic in April unfolded on their television screens, not on their doorsteps. But now, some places that appeared to have avoided the worst are seeing surges of infections, as worries shift from major cities to rural areas.

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Obituaries

Deborah Rene Skaggs (63) of Lexington, passed away on June 30, 2020 at her home. Services are pending with McMahans Funeral Home of Noble.

Mary Ann Geiger (72) of Norman passed away on June 30, 2020 at the Norman Regional Hospital. Services are pending with McMahans Funeral Home of Noble.

Garrett Matthew Cox, 25, Tecumseh, passed away June 30, 2020. Visitation, 2:00 to 4:00 PM, Sunday, July 5, Tribute Memorial Care, 708 24th Ave NW, Norman. Service, 1:00 PM, Monday, July 6, Bethel Baptist Church, 1717 W Lindsey St, Norman.

Evelyn Mayan Shultz, 86 of Moore, born November 24, 1933 in Oklahoma City, passed away May 27, 2020. Services will be 3:00 PM, Friday, July 3, 2020 at the John M. Ireland Funeral Home, 120 South Broadway, in Moore.