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iStock(NEW YORK) -- College student stabbed, killed near elite campusNew York City police arrest juvenile suspect in connection with the murder of Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors.Conrad MacKethan

Police have released a teenager being questioned in connection with the murder of 18-year-old Barnard College student Tessa Majors.

The 14-year-old was with his lawyer during questioning and made no statements, a police source told ABC News. Law enforcement officials declined to charge him at this time, so he was released. This teen is not believed to be the person who stabbed Majors.

Majors, a freshman at the private women's liberal arts college in Upper Manhattan, was attacked by an unknown number of people on Wednesday night when she was walking through Morningside Park near campus, police said. She managed to get herself out of the park and onto a nearby street where a school public safety officer spotted her and called 911, police said. She died soon after at a local hospital, according to the New York City Police Department.

A 13-year-old boy was arrested Friday and charged with murder, robbery and weapons possession, law enforcement sources told ABC News. He made statements incriminating himself and implicating two other individuals, according to the sources.

He is not believed to be the killer of Majors, according to testimony from the arresting officer, but he did allegedly pick up the knife and give it to another teenager.

"The close-knit community at Barnard College is in shock right now. We’ve lost a young woman full of potential in a senseless act of violence. I want every student and every member of faculty to know your city will be with you in the days ahead," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement shortly after the attack. "We will find the perpetrators of this crime and bring them to justice."

Majors was finishing up her first year at Barnard when the attack occurred.

"These past two days have been a time of deep sorrow as we mourn the loss of one of Barnard’s community members, who had only just started the journey here," Sian Leah Beilock, President of Barnard College, said in a statement Friday. "In the months ahead, we will formally honor Tess and celebrate Tess’ life. For now, I urge you to hold Tess and the family in your thoughts and in your hearts. Support each other, lean on each other, and take care of yourselves."

A candlelight vigil in memory of Majors will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Morningside Park in Manhattan.

If you have any information about the murder of Tessa Majors, you can call the NYPD at 800-577-TIPS.

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iStockHere are the scores from Saturday's sports events:

Final OT  San Antonio  121  Phoenix        11
Final  Toronto      110  Brooklyn       102
Final  Chicago      109  L.A. Clippers  106
Final  Memphis      128  Washington     111
Final  Milwaukee    125  Cleveland      108
Final OT  Miami        122  Dallas         118
Final  Detroit      115  Houston        107
Final  Denver       110  Oklahoma City  102

Final OT  N-Y Islanders   3  Buffalo        2
Final OT  Ottawa          4  Columbus       3
Final SO  Anaheim         4  N-Y Rangers    3
Fnal  Carolina        4  Calgary        0
Final  Dallas          4  Nashville      1
Final  Toronto         4  Edmonton       1
Final  Boston          4  Florida        2
Final  Minnesota       4  Philadelphia   1
Final  Detroit         2  Montreal       1
Final SO  Pittsburgh      5  Los Angeles    4
Final  Washington      5  Tampa Bay      2
Final  New Jersey      2  Arizona        1
Final  St. Louis       4  Chicago        3
Final  San Jose        4  Vancouver      2

(21)Navy  31  Army   7

(1)Louisville     99  E. Kentucky     67
(2)Kansas         98  UMKC            57
(10)Oregon        71  (5)Michigan     70
(6)Gonzaga        84  (15)Arizona     80
(8)Kentucky       67  Georgia Tech    53
(12)Auburn        67  Saint Louis     61
(13)Memphis       51  (19)Tennessee   47
(14)Dayton        78  Drake           47
(16)Michigan St.  72  Oakland         49
(18)Butler        66  Southern U.     41
(20)Villanova     78  Delaware        70
Rutgers           68  (22)Seton Hall  48
Wake Forest       80  (23)Xavier      78

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ABC News(PITTSBURGH) -- Seven Democratic presidential candidates, including many who have qualified for the next debate, traveled to Pittsburgh on Saturday to weigh in on public education and share their perspective plans.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg and Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet kicked off the event, fielding questions on teacher pay, charter schools, and segregation in public schools.

The "Public Education Forum 2020: Equity and Justice for All" forum -- organized by the Schott Foundation and 11 other public education and civil rights groups, including the NAACP -- also welcomed more than 1,000 teachers, students, parents and community members.

Candidates were given 25 minutes each to discuss their plans, and to answer questions from forum attendees.

Bennet, the former superintendent of Denver Public Schools, the first to take the stage, took a veiled swipe at his competitors for the nomination who he says are offering "empty promises," regarding the money spent on K-12 education from the federal government.

He was asked about teacher pay, which he said he would raise, and charter schools which he said need to be accountable to the same standard as public schools -- two pressing issues in the realm of public education.

"I think it's really important -- what we should not do is make empty promises which some candidates do, and I don't make empty promises," Bennet said, adding "America has to make this commitment to our teachers," when asked about raising teachers' pay.

Buttigieg came next, speaking mainly about his husband's time as a teacher in Indiana.

"Chasten has left the classroom to help with this campaign," he said. "But even now, I'll just be brushing my teeth, and suddenly this voice says, 'what about social and emotional learning? Have you thought about that more?'"

When asked how he plans to address a growing teacher shortage in the U.S., the mayor brought up his "Education Access Corps" proposal.

"The idea is that we would partner with selected existing excellent teacher training programs at colleges and universities around the country, including [Historically Black Colleges and Universities] that are helping to address the particular shortage we have of African American teachers, and create a credential that if you go through this program, the Education Access Corps, you then have a license that's portable to states anywhere in the country." Buttigieg said.

Under his plan, he said teachers who commit to a Title I school for at least seven years will have student loans and costs differed and ultimately forgiven at the end.

Addressing segregation in schools, Buttigieg placed blame on the lack of conversation over how the boundaries of those districts are drawn.

Warren chose to talk about her time as a teacher and her future intentions on how to better the education system, should she take the White House.

"We need to make teaching available, and we need to show it some real respect," she said. "And when I say respect, I don't mean a coffee mug that you buy someone at the holidays. I mean you pay them a salary, you pay them money so that they can afford to support their families and still be able to teach in public school!"

The moderator pressed Warren on her plan to cut funding to charter schools, citing that many public charter schools served minority students. She defended her goals, saying the "public money" needs to stay in "public schools."

She emphasized her address on impoverished and minority communities' access to improved education -- and the special care she's promised to take with sweeping plans to relieve student loan debt, as well as the issue of homelessness and food insecurity.

Education policy has dominated much of the conversation in the Democratic primary debates, forums and town halls, each candidate touting why they believe their plan would be the best.

Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders have both notably called for the cancellation of student loan debt, embracing full tuition-free policies for all four-year public universities.

In October, former Vice President Joe Biden unveiled his plan to cut the cost of higher education by granting college students two years of community college free. The former Vice President has also called for the reinstatement of an Obama-era plan aimed at school diversification.

Biden, Sanders, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and businessman Tom Steyer are all slated to take the stage Saturday afternoon.

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker was also originally set to attend; however, his campaign announced Saturday that he will be unable to attend as he was stricken with the flu.

Other key issues the hosts plan to discuss are school investment, student services, special education, student debt and teaching conditions, according to the Schott Foundation.

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dan_prat/iStock(WHAKATANE, New Zealand) -- Another person has died from their injuries in the deadly volcanic eruption on New Zealand's White Island, bringing the confirmed fatalities to 15, police said Saturday.

The bodies of two people are still unaccounted and divers have been deployed into the waters surrounding the island to search for them.

So far, authorities have retrieved the bodies of six tourists from the volcanic island during a major operation that began at first light on Friday.

"Unfortunately the recovery option is not over as two people remain unaccounted for. We know at least one body is in the water," New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said in a statement, noting that divers "are currently attempting to recover this body."

"We are making every effort to locate and recover the two remaining deceased," he added. "The environment the recovery team faced today was highly unpredictable and challenging. They showed absolute courage and commitment to ensure we can offer some closure to the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones."

White Island, also known as Whakaari, is about 30 miles from mainland New Zealand and is home to the country's most-active cone volcano. The uninhabited island has had regular eruptions for years but has become a widely popular tourist destination, accessible only by boat and helicopter.

A total of 47 people, including at least nine Americans, were visiting the volcanic island when it suddenly spewed scalding steam, ash and rock into the air Monday afternoon. Most people were evacuated via helicopters that day and taken to hospitals for injuries, while several remained stranded on the island, according to the New Zealand Police, which had said there were likely no survivors.

Rescue workers were unable to return to White Island for three days because the conditions have been too dangerous and unpredictable. A 5-mile no-fly zone is in place around the island, along with a five-nautical-mile maritime exclusion zone.

Risk assessment maps released Thursday by New Zealand's geoscience agency, GNS Science, show the crater floor of White Island remains a high-risk area. GNS science volcanologist Graham Leonard said the chance of another eruption "is increasing every day."

At least nine people have died from their injuries since being rescued, police said.

Meanwhile, dozens of people suffering burns from the volcanic eruption remain hospitalized and medical staff are working around the clock to care for them. Many of the victims sustained severe burns covering over 90% of their bodies, and New Zealand doctors will need an estimated 1.2 million square centimeters of skin grafts to continue treating the patients, according to Dr. Peter Watson, chief medical officer of the Counties Manukau District Health Board.

Authorities are still working to confirm the identities of the deceased as well as the injured. New Zealand police have launched an investigation into the circumstances of the deaths and injuries on White Island.

Those who cannot get in touch with a friend or family member in the wake of the eruptions are urged to register them by visiting the New Zealand Red Cross website, or they can contact the New Zealand Police.

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ABC/Lou Rocco(LOS ANGELES) -- Niecy Nash has decided to make her separation from her husband Jay Tucker official.

According to Us Weekly, Claws star Nash filed for divorce on Thursday in Los Angeles, less than two months after announcing she and Tucker had called it quits after eight years.

"We believe in the beauty of truth. Always have," Nash had wrote on Instagram. "Our truth is that in this season of our lives, we are better friends than partners in marriage. Our union was such a gorgeous ride. And as we go our separate ways now, we feel fortunate for the love we share -- present tense."

This is Nash's second marriage. She was previously wed to first husband Don Nash from 1994 to 2007. They share three children together: daughters Dia and Donielle, and son Dominic.

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iStock(SEOUL, South Korea) -- A vice president at Samsung Electronics was sentenced to a 16-month jail term in Seoul for his involvement in attempting to break up a labor union, according to local reports on Friday.

Kang Kyung-hoon, an executive at South Korea's biggest company, was handed the sentence from the Seoul Central District Court for breaching labor union laws and obstruction of business, according to Yonhap News Agency.

He can still appeal the sentence and was not taken into custody, the agency reported.

Kang was accused of attempting to break up a labor union at the Samsung-run amusement park Everland in Yongin, South Korea, between 2011 and 2018. He was also accused of putting union members under surveillance as well as illegally collecting personal information on them and their families.

He faces a separate trial next week over separate allegations of union-busting for workers at Samsung Electronics, according to Yonhap.

Trade union membership in South Korea teeters at around 10%, similar to rates in the U.S. Both South Korea and the U.S. have some of the lowest rates of union membership among OECD countries, according to the organization's data.

Samsung Electronics did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment Friday.

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LPETTET/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The recent outbreak of measles in Samoa, which has killed 72 people, has sparked fears about low vaccination rates in Hawaii.

In eight schools at least 30% of students were unvaccinated as of the 2018-2019 school year, according to state health department data.

Hawaii is one state that permits both religious and medical exemptions to vaccinations.

Janice Okubo, a spokesperson for the Hawaii State Department of Health, called the low vaccination rates in those schools "very concerning," but stressed that most schools in Hawaii have high vaccination rates.

"We recently updated our state vaccination requirements for school entry, making them more stringent to strengthen immunity in our communities," Okubo said.

"Measles has been a concern nationwide," she added.

For a population to be protected against the measles, between 93% and 95% of people need to be immunized or immune to the disease, according to the World Health Organization.

The Samoa outbreak comes as measles deaths have surged worldwide, killing 140,000 people last year, most younger than 5 years old.

As of mid-November, there were three times more measles cases reported to WHO in 2019 than during the same time period in 2018.

Hawaii's Lt. Gov. Josh Green, a physician, recently returned from an on-the-ground vaccination effort in Samoa. He and a team of 70 doctors and nurses worked alongside Samoan health workers to stave off additional outbreaks.

"I truly believe it's going to be infectious disease problems that are our greatest challenges as humanity, not other questions like terrorism or fights amongst ourselves," Green told Radio New Zealand in an interview last week.

"I think we have to be very mindful of how fast an epidemic can take us," he said. "People should continue to get vaccinated if we're going to be safe."

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