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Oklahoma prison suit brought back to Life

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A lawsuit alleging Oklahoma prisons are so overcrowded and under-staffed that it has created a dangerous situation for inmates has new life. A 3 judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver reversed a decision by an Oklahoma City federal judge who threw out the suit. Oklahoma's correctional system spent years under control of the federal courts for similar conditions.

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AG Pruitt steps into prayer and sports at public schools

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In a formal legal opinion Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says a new policy prohibiting public prayer at playoff events is overly broad. The policy was put in place by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association.

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Halliburton offering deals to settle pollution suit

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Halliburton is moving to settle up with as many people as possible over lawsuits involving the companies acknowledged pollution of water wells in Duncan. The pollution involved ammonium perchlorate which was from spent rocket fuel the company burned in open pits for decades. 83 people who sued the company have so far agreed to the deal.

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