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Harvard student says cutting down 100-year-old oak tree akin to murder, report says

Officials say a 100-year-old oak tree will be removed during a planned renovation of Harvard Divinity School’s Andover Hall.  (news.harvard.edu) A century-old tree is at the center of a bitter fight between administrators of Harvard’s Divinity School and some students –including one who says cutting down the tree is comparable to murder, The Harvard Crimson reported. Removing the red oak is ...

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Pompeo to meet North Korean counterpart in New York Thursday

Kim Yong Chol, of North Korea, meets with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last month in New York City. (U.S. State Department) WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be traveling to New York on Thursday to meet with his North Korean counterpart, Kim Yong Chol. The State Department says the top U.S. envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, ...

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Private Facebook messages from 81K accounts for sale online

File photo – The Facebook Messenger logo seen displayed on a smart phone. (Photo by Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) More than Over 81,000 Facebook accounts in the Ukraine, Russia, United Kingdom, United States, and Brazil have been compromised, with their private messages published and possibly sold. An advertisement appeared on an English-language forum in September, offering to “sell ...

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Arizona boy, 11, kills grandmother before killing self after being asked to clean room: cops

An 11-year-old boy fatally shot his grandmother before turning the gun on himself over the weekend after he was asked to clean his room, according to authorities. (Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office) An 11-year-old boy in Arizona fatally shot his grandmother in the back of the head Saturday evening and then turned the gun on himself after she asked the boy to clean his room, police said. ...

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Two NASCAR fans overcome by carbon monoxide at Texas track

Authorities say two men were rushed to hospitals in critical condition after being found suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning inside their converted bus at Texas Motor Speedway. Fort Worth fire spokesman Kyle Clay says firefighters found the men shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday. Bystanders had reported the men were ill inside the bus parked in the raceway’s infield. A bystander ...

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