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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A region and former territory of the south-central United States, mainly in present-day Oklahoma. It was set aside by the government as a homeland for forcibly displaced Native Americans in 1834. The western section was opened to general settlement in 1889 and became part of the Oklahoma Territory in 1890. The two territories were merged in 1907 to form the state of Oklahoma.

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  • Sam Semoff, a member of Keep Our NHS Public, who is against the use of PFI on grounds that it leaves local NHS organisations with debts that will affect future health services.

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  • However, Semoff's legal challenges have cost the trust dearly, with the project being delayed by eight months - at an estimated cost of around Ā£5.8m in capital expenditure increases plus other extra project spending.

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