News Minute: Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CDT
OKLAHOMA CTY (AP) - Hundreds of Oklahoma National Guard soldiers are returning home after deploying to Afghanistan for almost one year. The Guard says 350 members of the 1st Squadron, 180th Cavalry Regiment will return to Oklahoma on Tuesday. The unit deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan, in late 2017. Officials say the unit was part of the Kabul Security Force, a NATO-led mission created to train, advise and assist local defense forces.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is urging Oklahoma teachers to vote for candidates who support public education and are willing to increase the state's education budget. Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat who is considering running for president in 2020, spoke to rallying teachers Saturday at her alma mater, Northwest Classen High School in Oklahoma City. More than 50 Oklahoma teachers are candidates for legislative seats on Nov. 6.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Governor's races are on the ballot in 36 states this year, and support or opposition to the Trump administration has emerged as a pivotal issue in many of the most closely contested races. The races have become like proxy battles over the president. Many of them feature Trump-backed Republicans against a left-of-center Democrat. Republicans currently dominate those offices by holding 33 governor's seats, something Democrats are trying to reverse.
DALLAS (AP) - A storm system has dumped record amounts of rain in parts of Oklahoma and caused flooding in Texas, including in the Dallas area, where floodwaters swept a man from a bridge to his death. Arlington Fire Department Lt. Mike Joiner says the body of the 24-year-old man who was swept into a creek Friday night was recovered early Saturday. The Dallas Fire Department says several people, including police officers, have had to be rescued from the rising waters.
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