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Massive redwood tree falls, kills hiker in California park

Massive redwood tree falls, kills hiker in California parkA huge redwood tree fell and killed a man visiting Muir Woods National Monument in California on Christmas Eve, authorities said Thursday. Subhradeep Dutta, 28, of Edina, Minnesota, died while walking on a marked dirt trail with two other people in the park north of San Francisco famous for its towering trees, according to the Marin County coroner's office and a spokesman for the park. Dutta was pinned by the trunk of the 200-foot-tall (61-meter-tall) tree and died at the scene.



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Massive redwood tree falls and kills hiker in California park

Massive redwood tree falls and kills hiker in California parkA man was killed and another person injured by a massive redwood tree that fell inside a California national park, in what officials have described as an “unfortunate, tragic event” that occurred on Christmas Eve.Subhradeep Dutta, a 28-year-old Minnesota resident, was visiting the Muir Woods National Monument when a tree measuring over four feet (one metre) in diameter collapsed.



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A couple had the most Australian Christmas ever when they found a 10-foot-python in their Christmas tree

A couple had the most Australian Christmas ever when they found a 10-foot-python in their Christmas treeLeanne Chapman's husband was leaning against the tree before he realized that the snake was curled up in the branches.



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Auburn tree poisoner fails to appear in court for hearing

Auburn tree poisoner fails to appear in court for hearingThe University of Alabama fan convicted of poisoning Auburn University’s oak trees failed to attend a hearing Wednesday on why he hasn’t paid court-ordered restitution. The Opelika-Auburn news reports Harvey Updyke, a retired Texas state trooper who lives in Louisiana, didn’t show up for a hearing before Lee County Circuit Judge Jacob Walker. The judge also gave prosecutors a month to review a letter from Updyke’s doctor saying the 71-year-old man wasn’t well enough to travel to Opelika for court.



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Tree branch blown into power lines suspected of sparking Los Angeles Getty fire

Tree branch blown into power lines suspected of sparking Los Angeles Getty fireA broken tree branch blown into power lines by high winds likely sparked the wildfire that has driven thousands of residents from their homes around the famed Getty Center museum in Los Angeles, the city fire department said on Tuesday. The findings, based on evidence from the site where flames erupted early Monday, came as fire managers and utility operators braced for another onslaught of fierce, dry desert winds expected to begin howling across much of California on Tuesday night. Electricity remained cut off to at least half a million homes and businesses in northern and central California as a precaution against the kind of wind-related fire starts now suspected as having caused the Getty blaze.



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Tree of Life anniversary: American Jews see rising anti-Semitism in alarming new survey

Tree of Life anniversary: American Jews see rising anti-Semitism in alarming new surveyAmerican Jews think anti-Semitism is growing worse. More than third have experienced it, and nearly that many say they hide their identity in public.



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India's top court halts tree felling after protests

India's top court halts tree felling after protestsA mass felling of trees in one of the world’s most-polluted megacities was halted by India’s top court Monday, amid protests their removal would strip the city of a precious “green lung”. Some 2,700 trees were being cut down in the financial capital Mumbai to make way for a depot for subway carriages in the city of nearly 20 million people. More than two dozen activists were arrested during weekend protests were all later released on bail, police said.



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Neighbors Say They Warned City About Giant Tree That Toppled on Homes

Neighbors Say They Warned City About Giant Tree That Toppled on HomesA storm in St. Louis brought down a huge tree damaging four homes, but neighbors say they`ve been complaining about the tree for two years.



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I Am the Rabbi of Tree of Life Synagogue. Here Is a Simple Thing We All Can Do to Help Stop the Next Christchurch

I Am the Rabbi of Tree of Life Synagogue. Here Is a Simple Thing We All Can Do to Help Stop the Next ChristchurchA reflection on pain and the power of goodness



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North Dakota couple killed by fallen tree in San Diego

North Dakota couple killed by fallen tree in San DiegoGRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota couple died while vacationing in San Diego when a 75-foot-tall pine tree crashed onto their rental house as they slept, relatives and police said.



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