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Mary Davis is a writer for New State OK. She covered the sports beat, but she's also done a lot of health and well-being reporting, too. She's also written some things that aren't even technically news—like reviews of restaurants and other places in the area.

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Too Many Teachers Are Getting Hit, Kicked, and Punched by Students

It’s no secret that violence seems to be on the rise in schools, especially at the elementary level. Teachers report more aggressive behavior than ever before, aimed at both other students and teachers themselves. This uptick in student violence has teachers on edge, worried for their own safety as well as their students’. Many feel […]

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UFC, Arman Tsarukyan avoid potential lawsuit after fan at the center of viral punch video speaks out

The fan at the center of a viral video that showed UFC fighter Arman Tsarukyan throwing punches in his direction before his bout against Charles Oliveira on Saturday is speaking out after UFC President Dana White expressed concern over a potential lawsuit. The incident took place as Tsarukyan was walking out toward the octagon for

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UN envoy says of the threat to coral reefs: 'Are we faced with a colossal ecosystem tragedy? Yes'

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The world is not doing enough to protect coral reefs, the United Nations’ special envoy for the ocean said Tuesday in defense of the marine ecosystems that protect biodiversity, sustain underwater life and produce some of the oxygen we breathe. In an interview with The Associated Press on the sidelines of

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Olympic torch-lighting ceremony explained: What to know ahead of the Paris Games

A priestess prays to a dead sun god in front of a fallen Greek temple. If the sky is clear, a flame spurts that will burn in Paris throughout the world’s top sporting event. Speeches ensue. On Tuesday, the flame for this summer’s Paris Olympics was lit at the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games

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West Virginia transgender sports ban overturned in federal appeals court

A federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned a West Virginia law that prohibited transgender girls from competing against biological girls in sports. The 2-1 ruling came from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling found the law violated Title IX – in favor of the American Civil Liberties Union, its West Virginia chapter

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Microsoft invests $1.5 billion in AI firm G42, overseen by UAE's national security adviser

REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft is investing $1.5 billion in a technology firm based in the United Arab Emirates and overseen by the country’s powerful national security adviser. Microsoft and the technology holding company G42 announced the deal Tuesday. As part of the agreement, Microsoft’s president, Brad Smith, will join G42’s board of directors. The deal

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