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University of Oklahoma gave false data to U.S. News college rankings for 20 years

The company that makes the annual Best Colleges rankings said that the University of Oklahoma gave “inflated” data on its alumni giving rates for two decades. U.S. News & World Report, which produces the coveted Best Colleges rankings, said Oklahoma would be listed as unranked in its 2019 edition because of the false data, which…MORE

Arkansas billboard asks who lynched WWI veteran

A billboard that can be seen from an Arkansas interstate is aimed at solving a cold case from 1954. “Who lynched Isadore Banks?” the billboard asks. Isadore Banks was an African-American World War I veteran who was chained to a tree, doused in gasoline and burned beyond recognition in June 1954. The slaying remains one…MORE

This is the devastation tornadoes and floods wrought in central US

Violent storms tore through the central US this week, devastating parts of Missouri and Oklahoma, which were hit by dozens of tornadoes and flooding. Here’s what the carnage looked like after days of havoc. Missouri A large tornado slammed the Missouri capital of Jefferson City on Wednesday night, downing power lines and overturning cars at…MORE

The 10 deadliest US tornadoes on record

Tornadoes are capable of tremendous destruction and can have devastating consequences. They are most common in the Central Plains and southeastern US, but they have been reported in all 50 states, according to the National Weather Service. Tornadoes kill an average of 60 people a year in the United States, according to the National Oceanic…MORE

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