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White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during a daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

As president, Trump juggles loyalties on LGBT issues

There was candidate Donald Trump in Colorado, waving a rainbow flag emblazoned with a "LGBTs for Trump," a photo opportunity meant to signal he was a new brand of Republican when it comes to protecting LGBT Americans. Four months later, faced with a major decision point on the issue, Trump's ...

In switch for Trump, White House signals opposition to recreational marijuana use

A day after touting “states’ rights” in moving to lift an Obama Administration directive on transgender bathroom use in public schools, the Trump Administration signaled on Thursday that while it supports the legalization of medical marijuana, it might be ready to clamp down on states that have legalized personal marijuana ...

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Bill would require Iowa universities to check political affiliation before hiring new professors

In the interest of maintaining “balance in the employment of faculty,” a Republican lawmaker in Iowa has proposed a bill that would make political affiliation a condition of hiring new professors at state universities and require universities to maintain current records of faculty political party affiliation. Under SF288, it would ...

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NYC lowers cost estimate for presidential protection

New York City has lowered its cost estimate for guarding President Donald Trump, his family and their Manhattan residence. Police Commissioner James P. O'Neill has written to New York's Congressional delegation to seek reimbursement. He says it cost about $24 million to guard the Trumps and Trump Tower during the ...

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Poll finds Americans worried about major war, Russia

Newsmax reports a new poll from NBC/Survey Money finds that roughly 66-percent of Americans are worried the U.S. could find itself involved in a major new war. 61-percent also consider Russia unfriendly or an enemy of the United States. There were differences according to the poll respondents' party affiliation. 88-percent ...

FILE - In this Monday, April 29, 2013, file photo, Kellogg's brand Strawberry flavored Pop-Tarts are arranged for a photo in Surfside, Fla. Kellogg's transformed its New York City restaurant into a Pop--Tarts Cafe for several days beginning Feb. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Pizza Pop-Tarts for breakfast?

Pop-Tarts might not just be for breakfast anymore. Kellogg's is giving the public a taste of some unique flavor combinations featuring the morning time treat by transforming its New York eatery into a Pop-Tarts Cafe this week. Some of the menu items include a personal Pop-Tart pizza, chili Pop-Tart fries ...

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You might have missed a refund check from Walmart

Everyone's so worried about scams these days, they might have missed out on some REAL money. Walmart says some refund checks they sent out recently are the real deal, even though some people apparently thought they were bogus. In fact, police in one Wisconsin town reportedly told people the checks ...

Man makes it easy for Tulsa officers to arrest him

A 45-year-old man was taken into custody twice on Wednesday after he drove with a woman to a Tulsa police station. KRMG has learned Joe Bogan Jr. wanted the woman to drop a protective order against him.  His plan didn't work too well. Police tell us the woman went inside ...

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - FEBRUARY 23:  Reporters surround white supremacist Richard Spencer during the first day of the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center February 23, 2017 in National Harbor, Maryland. American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp said that Spencer was "not part of the agenda" at CPAC. Hosted by the American Conservative Union, CPAC is an annual gathering of right wing politicians, commentators and their supporters.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

White nationalist Richard Spencer kicked out of CPAC

A staffer working at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday revoked the credentials of prominent white nationalist Richard Spencer after an organizer denounced the so-called alt-right as anti-Semitic, racist and sexist, according to multiple reports. >> Read more trending stories Dan Schneider, executive director of the American Conservative Union, ...

This digitally colorized microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) shows Staphylococcus aureus bacteria in yellow. New research found protective bacteria in healthy skin produce natural antibiotics that can guard against disease-causing Staph aureus. (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases via AP)

New research suggests adding friendly bacteria to skin lotion thwarts bad germs

Bacteria live on everyone's skin, and new research shows some friendly germs produce natural antibiotics that ward off their disease-causing cousins. Now scientists are mixing the good bugs into lotions in hopes of spreading protection. In one early test, those customized creams guarded five patients with a kind of itchy ...

Trump vows to increase deportations, starting with “bad dudes”

Two days after rolling out brand new guidelines for deporting people who are illegally in the United States, President Trump vowed on Thursday to follow through on his promise to more strictly enforce existing immigration laws, starting with those immigrants who have committed crimes in the United States. “We’re getting ...

Suspect fatally shoots pet for no reason

It's a disturbing story out of Rogers County, involving a family's pet.  KRMG's told someone recently drove up to a home in Inola, turned off their headlights and fired a single shot at a dog who was on the porch.  Sadie was killed and the shooter is still on the ...

FILE - In this May 26, 2010, file photo, James O'Keefe makes a statement after leaving the federal courthouse in New Orleans. O'Keefe has announced plans to release recordings on Feb. 23, 2017, that he said were made secretly inside CNN. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)

James O'Keefe says he has tapes from inside CNN

Conservative activist James O'Keefe says he has more than 100 hours of audio recorded secretly from inside of the headquarters of CNN, which he plans to make public. O’Keefe, founder of the website Project Veritas, says he will release the recordings he says shows CNN misrepresenting polling data. The audio ...

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Local community in mourning over loss of firefighter

Delaware County is mourning the loss of a very important person in their community.  On Wednesday, 68-year-old Mike Russell was on his way to a house fire about three miles outside the town of Leach.  During this time, he was involved in a deadly crash.  His fellow firefighters had nothing ...

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Caretaker arrested after giving 100-year-old man lap dance

A former Ohio nursing home employee is facing charges after a cellphone video captured her performing lewd acts on a 100-year-old patient, WJW reported. In the video, which was recorded by another employee, Brittany Fultz, 26, is seen straddling the patient’s leg and mooning him, according to WJW. "It's disturbing," ...

Scam artist admits 'Americans are idiots'

Tulsa detectives have been receiving a lot of reports recently, about a classic scam. Basically, the caller says you have a computer virus and for money, they can help. So many people are getting this call in our area, that even two financial crimes investigators for TPD have had their ...

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez speaks during a National Press Club luncheon October 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Democrats gather in Atlanta to set course for party's future

Hundreds of top Democrats newly energized by Donald Trump's presidency will gather in Atlanta Thursday to elect a new leader, a vote that will set the course for the party's future and the stage for the 2018 midterm elections. >> Read more trending stories The fight over the Democratic National Committee ...

Tulsa chef busted for crimes against nature

Warning...This story is graphic in nature. It's a disturbing story out of Tulsa involving an area chef. KRMG has learned 28-year-old Daniel Witwer was arrested on Wednesday for rape by instrumentation and crimes against nature, or bestiality. "The female victim stated that on approximately 2-15-2017, she woke up with severe ...

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Teenager gets hit by vehicle in Tulsa

Update:  We have new information regarding the teen who was hit overnight by a vehicle.  KRMG has learned the victim is in an induced coma following the auto-pedestrian collision.      Original:  Tulsa officers are investigating an overnight hit-and-run auto-pedestrian collision. The incident happened near 31st and Mingo. Police report ...

SodaStream recalls 51K bottles over explosion risk

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Tuesday a recall of SodaStream bottles, because they can burst under pressure. The CPSC recall states that no injuries have been reported, but notes that bursting bottles could injure the user or bystanders. Consumers should immediately stop using the bottles and contact SodaStream via phone at ...

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