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Dinosaur skeleton goes for $650,000

Dinosaur skeleton goes for $650,000

A huge dinosaur skeleton found in the United States has fetched about $650,000 at an auction in England. The female Diplodocus longus skeleton, nicknamed "Misty," measures 55 feet long and 19 feet tall. Summers Place Auctions said the skeleton was rare because it was found mostly intact near a quarry in Wyoming by accident. The skeleton was treated at a fossil laboratory in the Netherlands before it was assembled in Britain. The auction house, in southern England's West Sussex, said Wednesday the buyer is an unnamed institution that would put the skeleton on public display.

Washington Post headquarters sold

The longtime headquarters building of the Washington Post is being sold to a real estate development company for $159 million. Graham Holdings Co. is the former parent of the Washington Post newspaper. The company announced a deal Wednesday to sell the downtown Washington building to Carr Properties. The sale is expected to close at the end of March 2014. Graham Holdings spokeswoman Rima Calderon says the newspaper will continue to lease space in the building at least until September 2015. The newspaper is now owned by Amazon.com founder Jeffrey Bezos and will be looking for a new home. The newly renamed Graham Holdings is the former Washington Post Co. owned by Donald Graham. It now owns education and media businesses, including Kaplan education services and TV broadcasting and cable outlets.

Bulger gets moved to prison in n.y.

Convicted Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger has been moved out of Massachusetts to a federal lock-up in Brooklyn, N.Y., according to the website of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Bulger, 84, had been held at the Plymouth County House of Correction since his capture in Santa Monica, Calif., in 2011 after more than 16 years as a fugitive. Bulger was sentenced by a federal judge earlier this month to two consecutive life sentences plus five years. In August, a jury found him guilty in 11 of the 19 killings he was accused of, along with dozens of other gangland crimes, including shakedowns and money laundering.

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Dinosaur skeleton goes for $650,000 11/27/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 10:24pm]
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