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News Minute: Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press

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DENVER (AP) - A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States sharply questioned whether Oklahoma can legally prevent the marriages. Jerome Holmes is one of three judges on the Denver-based 10th Circuit Court of Appeals who is hearing arguments from attorneys today about the state's gay marriage ban.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The leaders of two groups representing Oklahoma school administrators and suburban school districts are voicing their opposition to Republican state schools Superintendent Janet Barresi. The directors of the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration and the United Suburban Schools Association released a joint statement today declaring "no confidence" in Barresi.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports three more deaths due to influenza to raise the total number this flu season to 61. The deaths reported today are the first in the state since early March and adds to the record number reported during the flu season that began in September.

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) - St. Gregory's University in Shawnee says it has completed restoration work on the front steps of its historic Benedictine Hall, which was damaged by an earthquake in 2011. The magnitude 5.6 temblor rocked the tiny campus in central Oklahoma, damaging the building that opened in 1915 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Since then, the campus community has embarked on a multi-year reconstruction project.

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