Facing Pressure, Trump Relents On Starting Biden Transition

President Trump is still not conceding that he lost the election, but he's getting closer. Trump on Monday tweeted that he had directed the General Services Administration to begin the process of transferring the government to President-elect Joe Biden. Until Monday, GSA Administrator Emily Murphy had declined to take the formal step to allow the Biden team to begin working with federal agencies to prepare for governing. But Trump and Murphy faced increasing pressure to kickstart the...

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KOSU's 2020 Holiday Safety Guide And Community Voices

Updated on November 19 at 3:14 p.m. The holiday season is right around the corner, and while many families have been looking forward to the opportunity to spend time with one another, many health experts are warning against it.

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Facial Recognition Is Not Just For Your Phone. It Could Be Used To Prevent Livestock Disease.

To the human eye, a herd of cows look almost identical. But new technology is being developed to identify cattle through facial recognition and this research may lead to a faster way to track cattle in the event of a disease outbreak.

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Traffic at airports across the country is down by more than half this year. Dozens of smaller regional airports are dealing with losing flights, although some see it as an opportunity.

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As Oklahoma attempts to manage its third coronavirus wave, state officials have pitched a controversial tool to address the state’s health worker shortage: allowing infected nurses, physicians and staff to keep working.

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Top officials from Operation Warp Speed, the government's program to fast-track the development and delivery of COVID-19 vaccines, announced they've allocated 6.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to states based on their total populations.

As coronavirus cases continue to surge both in the U.S. and around the world, there's promising news on the vaccine front.

The date is November 24th and we're thankful for new music! Here's the newest music being played on The Spy. This week includes Michael Jackson's daughter Paris Jackson, the recent release from indie band Early Eyes, a new LP from Partner, and so much more.

The Recording Academy announced its 2021 Grammy nominations on Tuesday, with Beyonce, rising pop star Dua Lipa and stoner superstar Post Malone leading a diffuse field.

Beyonce features on two songs in the record of the year category, which essentially rewards the year's best single: the remix of Megan Thee Stallion's "Savage" and her own "Black Parade." The latter was also nominated for song of the year, which is awarded to the winner's songwriters.

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In the past seven days, Oklahoma has reported 22,202 new cases and 120 deaths due to the coronavirus. That's a record-high average of 3,172 cases per day and a record-high average of 17 deaths per day.

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