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AP-OK--Oklahoma News Digest 1:30 pm, OK

July 5, 2018

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Oklahoma. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Oklahoma City bureau at apoklahoma@ap.org or 405-525-2121.

Oklahoma Administrative Correspondent Adam Kealoha Causey can be reached at acausey@ap.org or 405-996-1589.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times Central.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org




WASHINGTON — Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt, a former Oklahoma attorney general, caught a sharp admonition from President Donald Trump to “knock it off” after his ethics problems dominated cable television. Welcome to the Trump Cabinet, where broad opportunities to reshape the government and advance a conservative agenda come with everyday doses of presidential adulation, humiliation, perks and pestering. Every Wednesday morning at 7 a.m., up to a dozen Cabinet members have Bible study. Energy Secretary Rick Perry usually attends. Perry has told allies that he wants to stay in his lane and build relationships on Capitol Hill while frequently turning up in the West Wing. By Jonathan Lemire, Catherine Lucey and Zeke Miller. SENT: 2,670 words, with photos.


— TRUMP-THE CABINET-ABRIDGED version, 880 words



OMAHA, Neb. — A Vietnamese woman who lived apart from her daughter for 18 years is celebrating earning her U.S. citizenship in Nebraska. The Omaha World-Herald reports that 62-year-old Tu Tran became a naturalized U.S. citizen in Omaha last week. She’s the mother of Chinh Doan, a TV reporter in Omaha. Tran’s family had moved to Oklahoma City. 250 words.


— OKLAHOMA-FATAL SHOOTING — Police in McCloud say a teenage boy has died after being shot in a home there, and authorities are questioning his older brother about the death.

— TULSA-TEEN SHOT — Police say a 15-year-old girl was shot in the chest in a drive-by shooting as she left a friend’s home in Tulsa.

— DRYSDALES-BOOT BARN — Western wear retailer Drysdales Inc., with two stores in Tulsa, has been acquired by California-based Boot Barn Holdings Inc .


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