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

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A plan to eventually boost public school funding in Oklahoma by $600 million each year has cleared the Oklahoma Senate, although the final details of the proposal still need to be negotiated. The Senate voted 43-0 today for the Securing Education Excellence Fund.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A bill to allow some aging prisoners to be released from prison early has been shot down in the Oklahoma Senate. The Senate voted 29-14 today against the Parole of Aging Prisoners Act. The bill would have allowed the state Pardon and Parole Board to parole prisoners who are 65-years-old or older if they have served 10 years in prison or at least one-third of their sentence.

ALTUS, Okla. (AP) - Altus Air Force Base has been selected by the U.S. Air Force as the formal training unit for the KC-46A Pegasus aerial tanker aircraft. Air Force officials made the announcement today. McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas was also selected as the first active operating base for the tankers. Both bases will begin receiving aircraft in 2016.

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas judge has granted a request to formally change the name of the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. The former intelligence analyst from Oklahoma is serving a 35-year prison sentence for passing classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website. Manning is serving the sentence at an Army prison in Kansas.

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