President Obama announces support for building an oil pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas, Thursday in Cushing, Okla.
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March 22, 2012 President Obama visited Oklahoma for the first time since taking office and announced an executive order to speed up review of a U.S.-only portion of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. His announcement came as Republicans criticized his administration over rising gas prices.
January 4, 2012 A young Oklahoma mother protected herself and her baby by killing a man who was trying to break into her home, authorities say. She won't face charges. But another man who was allegedly assisting in the break-in will be charged with murder.
June 7, 2011 Boren was clearly at risk of having another close race like 2010's. That would have required him to raise another large campaign war chest. Raising nearly $2 million means a lot of phone calls, lunches, dinners and cocktail parties for a lawmaker. Boren apparently had enough.
A dry river bed at Big Bend National Park along the banks of the Rio Grande in Texas, where it has not rained since September 2010.
April 6, 2011 So far the drought hasn't been costly in terms of fires, but experts expect farmers to be hit very hard.
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