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Hawaii volcano leaves escape routes in doubt Hawaii volcano leaves escape routes in doubt
KEAAU, Hawaii — As the Kilauea volcano spews lava and toxic gas, weary residents are facing the threat of fewer routes to escape — and the possibility of finding themselves stranded. Three rural highways serve as evacuation routes for roughly 5,000 residents living near the erupting lava fissures. One is completely blocked and another remains open only to local residents — for now. The bigg...
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Senate passes major VA overhaul; Trump expected to sign into law within days Senate passes major VA overhaul; Trump expected to sign into law within days
WASHINGTON —The Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved legislation paving the way for a major overhaul of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the way veterans access health care in the private sector at government expense. The measure’s passage by vote of 92-5 represents a significant bipartisan legislative victory for President Trump, who is expected to sign the bill into law within da...
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Hawaii on edge as lava reaches power plant: 'No one has faced this before' Hawaii on edge as lava reaches power plant: 'No one has faced this before'
Civil defense authorities in Hawaii were scrambling to firm up contingency plans after hot, powerful lava flowing from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano reached the edge of a Big Island power plant. The lava flow entered the 800-acre property of the Puna Geothermal Venture Plant before stalling at a swale about 300 yards from the nearest underground, geothermal well. If lava breaches the well, ...
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Hillary Clinton pulls out Russia hat during Yale speech: 'If you can't beat 'em, join 'em' Hillary Clinton pulls out Russia hat during Yale speech: 'If you can't beat 'em, join 'em'
The 2016 presidential election is long over, but that doesn't mean Hillary Clinton can't troll President Trump. While speaking as part of Yale University's graduation events this past weekend, Clinton pulled a Russia fur hat out. "Now, I see looking out at you that you are following the tradition of over-the-top-hats," Clinton told the graduates, who had donned hats as a part of their Class ...
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Helicopter airlifts trapped residents as lava from Hawaii volcano speeds up, air quality diminishes Helicopter airlifts trapped residents as lava from Hawaii volcano speeds up, air quality diminishes
Air quality has diminished in Hawaiian neighborhoods as molten lava from the Kilauea volcano sped up Saturday on an unpredictable path with no clear signs of stopping. So far, 22 lava vents have opened over the two weeks since magma from the volcano shot into neighborhoods in the southern area of the Big Island. Lava in one vent near the Leilani Estates subdivision was advancing at 300 to ...
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Melania Trump back home from hospital after staying much of the week for a kidney procedure Melania Trump back home from hospital after staying much of the week for a kidney procedure
WASHINGTON — First lady Melania Trump has been released from the hospital, according to the White House. The first lady's office announced that she had returned home Saturday morning and "is resting comfortably and remains in high spirits." Trump had been in the hospital since Monday when she underwent an embolization procedure at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center that "was succ...
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10 dead after gunman opens fire at Texas high school; student suspect in custody, explosives found 10 dead after gunman opens fire at Texas high school; student suspect in custody, explosives found
A gunman opened fire at a Texas high school Friday, killing at least 10 people, most of them students, after placing explosive devices in and around the building, police said. Nine students and one adult were killed in the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, that erupted before classes began, a law enforcement official not authorized to comment publicly told USA TODAY. The susp...
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Kent State graduate celebrates by strolling campus with her AR-10 Kent State graduate celebrates by strolling campus with her AR-10
A woman's photos celebrating her recent graduation from Kent State University have stirred up a social media uproar thanks to the unusual accessory she chose for the occasion — a high-powered, semi-automatic rifle. Kaitlin Bennett, 22, wanted to make a statement after graduating so she shared pictures of herself on campus with an AR-10 slung over her shoulder and holding a graduation cap embl...
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Lava flow from Hawaii volcano could last for weeks — and paper masks won't keep you safe Lava flow from Hawaii volcano could last for weeks — and paper masks won't keep you safe
PAHOA, Hawaii — Lava from the Kilauea volcano was burning through the rain forest Tuesday and is about 2 miles from pouring into the ocean, raising the likelihood the Big Island is about to get a little bigger from a flow that could persist for weeks — and could cause serious health problems. Health officials at a community meeting Monday night cautioned residents that most commonly available ...
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New fissure raises concerns about violent Hawaii volcano explosions New fissure raises concerns about violent Hawaii volcano explosions
A 17th fissure spewing lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano formed in the southeast corner of the Big Island, officials said Sunday, raising anxieties as the state braces for potentially violent eruptions. The new fissure, a crack in the ground allowing lava to pour out, comes as state and federal officials already warned residents in that corner of the island to be prepared to evacuate at a mom...
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