Lovelorn Arts Prof Imprisoned for Butchering Colleague With Fire Poke

A professor at a New England liberal arts college for women, who used a fire poker, rock and pruning shears to torture a colleague for hours, was sentenced on Wednesday to at least a decade in prison.
Rie Hachiyanagi, 50, an art professor at Mount Holyoke College in western Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley, pleaded guilty in Franklin County Superior Court on Friday to nine charges in connection with the attack on fellow professor Lauret Savoy at Savoy’s home, according to Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan.

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Callista and Newt Gingrich: Gen. Colin Powell – soldier, statesman, patriot and role model for all Americans

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It was an enormous shock to learn that Colin Powell died at 84 of complications from COVID-19.
His devotion to duty, commitment to America, and innate sense of dignity and decency made him seem ageless and timeless. 
We live near the Powells in McLean, Virginia. Our pictures hang side-by-side at Simon’s Shoe and Luggage Repair. As a four-star general, secretary of state and national security adviser, Powell wandered around town as a normal citizen. He greeted one and all with courtesy and kindness.

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Is Sucking Carbon Out of the Air the Solution to Our Climate Crisis?

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In British Columbia, there’s a little valley where the Squamish River snakes down past the cliffs of the Malamute, a popular hiking spot. The hills in all directions are, like much of BC, thickly forested with firs. And nestled in that valley is a newfangled industrial plant that aims to replicate what those millions of trees do: suck carbon dioxide out of the air. 
The plant was built by Carbon Engineering, a pioneer in the technology known as direct air capture (DAC).

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Is Sucking Carbon Out of the Air the Solution to Our Climate Crisis?

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In British Columbia, there’s a little valley where the Squamish River snakes down past the cliffs of the Malamute, a popular hiking spot. The hills in all directions are, like much of BC, thickly forested with firs. And nestled in that valley is a newfangled industrial plant that aims to replicate what those millions of trees do: suck carbon dioxide out of the air. 
The plant was built by Carbon Engineering, a pioneer in the technology known as direct air capture (DAC).

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The Fight Against the Line 3 Pipeline in Minnesota

The Shell River, named for the clams and mussels lining its riverbed, was only a few inches deep where it abutted the Central Minnesota encampment where Dawn Kier and her colleagues were living. From Kier’s perch in a lawn chair near the water on a recent late-summer evening, the river looked calm as it flowed past swaying cattails and thin stands of wild rice nearly ripe enough for harvest. But Kier had a keen knowledge of the complexity beneath the surface.

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The Fight Against the Line 3 Pipeline in Minnesota

The Shell River, named for the clams and mussels lining its riverbed, was only a few inches deep where it abutted the Central Minnesota encampment where Dawn Kier and her colleagues were living. From Kier’s perch in a lawn chair near the water on a recent late-summer evening, the river looked calm as it flowed past swaying cattails and thin stands of wild rice nearly ripe enough for harvest. But Kier had a keen knowledge of the complexity beneath the surface.

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The Fight Against the Line 3 Pipeline in Minnesota

The Shell River, named for the clams and mussels lining its riverbed, was only a few inches deep where it abutted the Central Minnesota encampment where Dawn Kier and her colleagues were living. From Kier’s perch in a lawn chair near the water on a recent late-summer evening, the river looked calm as it flowed past swaying cattails and thin stands of wild rice nearly ripe enough for harvest. But Kier had a keen knowledge of the complexity beneath the surface.

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SpaceX’s latest mission was an infomercial (for charity)

SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission safely splashed down just off the coast of Florida on Saturday night, after completing the first-ever all-civilian trip to Earth’s orbit. With the help of companies including Sam Adams and Martin Guitars, the three-day trip to space aimed to raise $200 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in what amounts to a charitable spin on the emerging market for very expensive joyrides to space.

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SpaceX’s latest mission was an infomercial (for charity)

SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission safely splashed down just off the coast of Florida on Saturday night, after completing the first-ever all-civilian trip to Earth’s orbit. With the help of companies including Sam Adams and Martin Guitars, the three-day trip to space aimed to raise $200 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in what amounts to a charitable spin on the emerging market for very expensive joyrides to space.

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SpaceX’s latest mission was an infomercial (for charity)

SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission safely splashed down just off the coast of Florida on Saturday night, after completing the first-ever all-civilian trip to Earth’s orbit. With the help of companies including Sam Adams and Martin Guitars, the three-day trip to space aimed to raise $200 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in what amounts to a charitable spin on the emerging market for very expensive joyrides to space.

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