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Hawaii volcano erupts from summit, shooting plume of ash

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Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has erupted from its summit, shooting a dusty plume of ash about 30,000...

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Michael Flynn pleaded guilty. Now his supporters are trying to exonerate him.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Hashtags. Tweets. Speeches. A book foreword. Friends and family of former national security adviser Michael Flynn are waging a campaign to try to exonerate the retired lieutenant general - and, possibly, land him a presidential pardon. The push comes as...


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10 Things to Know for Today

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP ‘DEMANDS’ DOJ INVESTIGATE FBI In response, the Justice Department asks its inspector general to expand an existing investigation into the Russia probe by examining whether there was any...


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Texas mom marched after Parkland, then her town was next

School Shooting Texas Gun Debate

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — She stood at her bedroom door for five minutes Saturday morning trying to work up the courage to turn the knob and re-enter a world she worried would never feel safe or whole again. Then she crept down the hallway, toward the front porch where she stood the morning before to...


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Ed Sheeran's song "Small Bump" was used by Irish antiabortion campaigners. He doesn't

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Pop singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has a message for antiabortion campaigners in Ireland: He doesn’t approve of them using his song “Small Bump” to advocate for their cause. The Grammy Award winner posted a statement to his Instagram story Friday saying he had been...


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Bernard Lewis, prolific Mideast scholar, dies at 101

Bernard Lewis, a prolific Middle East scholar whose insights on Islam illuminated debates on the region’s conflicts, has died. He was 101. Lewis died Saturday at an assisted living facility in Vorhees Township, New Jersey. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called him “one of the great...


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Democrats' newest midterm pitch: A crackdown on corruption

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Democrats are preparing to highlight allegations of corruption surrounding the Trump administration - and a legislative agenda to prevent future abuses - as they continue rolling out their party platform ahead of November’s midterm elections. The first...


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Lava from Kilauea volcano enters ocean, creates toxic cloud

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PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began more than two weeks ago. Authorities on Sunday warned the public to stay...


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Are human-smuggling cartels at the US border earning $500 million a year?

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. “To be clear - human smuggling operations are lining the pockets of transnational criminals. They are not humanitarian endeavors. Smugglers prioritize profit over people. And when aliens pay them to get here, they are contributing $500 million a year - or more - to...


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He took his family to lunch, left the table and rammed them with his car, killing two,

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The Sunday lunch rush was underway at the Surf and Turf Lodge in Bessemer City, North Carolina, a restaurant about 30 miles west of Charlotte. Inside the eatery’s rustic interior of wooden plank walls, Roger Self, a former police officer turned private investigator,...


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Funeral to be held for girl killed in school bus crash

School Bus Dump Truck Crash

CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — Family and friends are remembering a student killed when a school bus on a field trip collided with a dump truck in New Jersey. A funeral will take place Monday for fifth-grader Miranda Vargas. The 10-year-old and 51-year-old teacher Jennifer Williamson died in the crash last...


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