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Lew Ward, Oklahoma oilman and entrepreneur, dies at 85

Lew Ward, Oklahoma oilman and entrepreneur, dies at 85

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma oilman Llewellyn O. “Lew” Ward, the founder and chairman of the Ward Petroleum Corporation who championed the industry locally and nationally, has died. He was 85. Ward, who also was active in Republican politics and a past president of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, died on Sunday of natural causes, according to the Henninger-Hinson ...

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Super Tuesday: Clinton, Trump look to pull away from rivals

Super Tuesday: Clinton, Trump look to pull away from rivals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are eyeing an opportunity to pull away from their rivals on Super Tuesday, a delegate-rich dash across the country that could accelerate their march toward the general election. Voters from Vermont to Colorado, Alaska to American Samoa and a host of states in between were heading to polling places and ...

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Trump takes hits in debate; Kasich joins fray

This one didn’t quite go according to plan. And that left even Donald Trump sputtering for a moment during Tuesday night’s debate of Republican presidential candidates in Milwaukee. Defying expectations, it wasn’t retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson having to answer for his seemingly contradictory statements. It wasn’t former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush further sinking his own campaign. It wasn’t attacks on ...

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Analysis: Expect confrontation at tonight’s GOP debate with Kasich part of the fight

BOULDER, Colo. — For the past month, John Kasich has lamented that the last Republican presidential debate was merely a “demolition derby” that pushed him to the grandstands because he refused to take part. Now the Ohio governor seemingly has kicked out the glass of his campaign car and is revving up the engine for tonight’s debate in the Coors ...

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NC House members want air emission rules for fracking

RALEIGH, N.C. — Three North Carolina Republican lawmakers want to make clear a state environmental panel must draw up rules designed to minimize toxic emissions related to any upcoming natural gas exploration through fracking. The Wake County House members filed the bill Monday, a week after a flap over a provision inserted into another bill by the House majority leader. ...

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Officials: Parties moving ahead on Alaska gas project

JUNEAU, Alaska — Representatives of the companies pursuing a major liquefied natural gas project with the state said Wednesday that the project remains on track for a decision next year on whether to proceed to the next phase. But Bill McMahon with Exxon Mobil said that given the project’s magnitude, it will be essential to take the time needed to ...

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