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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's escalating dispute with China over trade and technology is threatening jobs and profits in working-class communities where his "America First" agenda hit home with American voters. The Commerce Department has received more than 2,400 requests for waivers from the steel and aluminum tariffs. Several of the requests made public so far suggest there are misgivings with Trump's protectionist strategy, especially in areas where he won strong support in the 2016 election.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A group planning a signature drive to let voters decide whether to increase the oil and gas production tax to fund a $4,000 pay raise for Oklahoma teachers is abandoning their effort. The group Restore Oklahoma Now announced on its website Monday that it was withdrawing its initiative petition. Led by several longtime oil and gas industry leaders, the group was established before the Legislature agreed earlier this year to a pay raise for teachers averaging about $6,100.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Supporters of a proposed Oklahoma City charter school that would serve mostly Native American students plan to take their application to the state after a second rejection by a public school district. The Oklahoman reports that the Oklahoma City Public Schools board denied an application for the Sovereign Community School earlier this year and rejected an appeal this month. The board said the application need more details on its proposed facility and transportation plan, among other things.

VINITA, Okla. (AP) - Authorities in Oklahoma say a 66-year-old man has been charged with the 1999 deaths of a couple and the abduction of two then-teenage girls who remain missing. District Attorney Matt Ballard said Monday that Ronnie Dean Busick is charged with four counts of first-degree murder, two counts of kidnapping and one count of first-degree arson.

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