In Historic Pick, Joe Biden Taps Kamala Harris To Be His Running Mate

Updated at 7 p.m. ET Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, has picked Sen. Kamala Harris of California as his running mate. The selection will make Harris the third woman and first Black and first Asian American candidate to be nominated for vice president by a major political party. "These aren't normal times," Biden said in an email to supporters Tuesday afternoon, referencing the coronavirus pandemic and calls for racial justice. "I need someone...

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Coronavirus In Oklahoma: The Latest

KOSU is continuing to cover the developing story around coronavirus in Oklahoma. Bookmark this page for the latest updates.

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At Least 97,000 Children Tested Positive For Coronavirus In Last 2 Weeks Of July

At least 97,000 children tested positive for the coronavirus during the last two weeks of July, according to a new review of state-level data by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Children's Hospital Association. The increase represents a 40% surge in the nation's cumulative total of child cases. "I think it's showing that, yes, kids can get infected and can spread the infection," said Dr. Sean O'Leary, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Children's Hospital Colorado and vice...

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Most of the events at the Tulsa State Fair have been cancelled following a unanimous vote by the Tulsa County Public Facilities Authority, citing COVID-19 concerns.

Tulsa County Commissioner for District 1 Stan Sallee said the board proposed a social distancing plan that would allow the entire event to proceed as normal, but the Tulsa County Health Department denied the request. This led to the authority’s unanimous vote to cancel the majority of the fair during a meeting Tuesday.

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's plans to shake up the agency are gathering opposition from some of its workers.

The U.S. Postal Service has had financial problems for years. It lost $9 billion last year. It's not supported by tax dollars; it's funded by postage and services.

Updated at 7 p.m. ET

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, has picked Sen. Kamala Harris of California as his running mate.

The selection will make Harris the third woman and first Black and first Asian American candidate to be nominated for vice president by a major political party.

Updated 6:32 p.m. ET

Two major college conferences — the Big Ten and Pac-12 — each announced Tuesday they were sidelining college football and other fall sports because of the coronavirus, just weeks before schools were scheduled to play their first games.

The Big Ten, which includes universities with powerhouse sports programs, such as Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Penn State and Michigan State, said it will look at holding some competitions in the spring.

With 50 days left to count every person living in the U.S., Census Bureau workers around the country are facing what many consider an increasingly impossible mission.

Oklahoma health officials reported thirteen new deaths on Tuesday, bringing the state's total to 618. They are as follows:

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KOSU is continuing to cover the developing story around coronavirus in Oklahoma. Bookmark this page for the latest updates.

It's the week of August 11, 2020 and here's the new music being played on The Spy. This week includes the upcoming Guided By Voices album, Patty Smyth's latest song, the next project from Girl Friday, and so much more.

The speaking lineup for the Democratic National Convention that kicks off Monday includes a number of party stars that represent the ideological spectrum, ranging from Bill and Hillary Clinton to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Democrats unveiled on Tuesday morning a long list of party leaders and influential voices who will speak during this year's convention, with a mix of both moderate and progressive voices. They'll be featured across four nights of programming.

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