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'Excited and scared': Hawaii volcano spews huge cloud of ash

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A geophysicist says a plume that’s rising from the Kilauea volcano summit on Hawaii’s Big Island...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 20, the 140th day of 2018. There are 225 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 20, 1899, taxi driver Jacob German was pulled over and arrested by a police officer riding a bicycle for speeding down Manhattan’s Lexington Avenue in his...


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Eels break records in Maine, where they sell for big money

Baby Eel Record

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — America’s only significant state fishery for baby eels has blown past records for value as high demand from overseas aquaculture companies is driving prices to new heights. Fishermen in Maine search for the eels, called elvers, in rivers and streams every spring so they can...


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'Hope and healing': Texas town worships after school attack

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SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first worship services since a teenager with a shotgun blasted his way into a high school art classroom and killed 10 people — eight students and two teachers. Dayspring Church, where one...


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Sometimes 'doing nothing' is the smartest thing to do

Special To The Washington Post. My sister just finished 18 weeks of chemotherapy for ovarian cancer, a slog that started six months ago when she underwent an eight-hour procedure to remove all visible signs and cells of her malignancy. From the moment her primary-care doctor suspected the diagnosis,...


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Palestinian publicly sets himself on fire in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A 20-year-old Palestinian is in critical condition after publicly setting himself of fire in the Gaza Strip. Motives for the self-immolation are unclear Sunday. Family members say Fathi Harb set himself on fire Saturday in an act of desperation and protest over the dire...


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Family, friends recall shooting victims' optimism, humor

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SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Hardworking. Funny. Loving. Grieving family and friends recalled the endearing qualities of some of the victims of Friday’s mass shooting at a Texas high school, as authorities on Saturday released the names of the 10 killed. Eight of the 10 were students: Kimberly Vaughan,...


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Whitewater river in Colorado a bright spot amid grim drought

Drought Bright Spot

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) — Despite a severe drought across the Southwestern United States this spring, there should be plenty of water for rafters and anglers in one of the nation’s most popular mountain rivers. Water from melting snow is rushing into the Arkansas River in central Colorado, thanks to a...


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Average price of US gas jumps 10 cents, to $3 a gallon

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. jumped 10 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.00. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the price has spiked 41 cents over the past three months. Lundberg says the increase...


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'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M

Film Box Office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers. Fox’s “Deadpool 2” brought in $125 million according to studio estimates Sunday and ended the three-week reign of Disney’s “Avengers: Infinity War” at the top of the North American box...


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Trump, South Korean leader commiserate over upcoming summit

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump spoke late Saturday to South Korean President Moon Jae-in amid increasing concerns in the White House that North Korea is not serious about striking a deal on denuclearization, which has complicated planning for the upcoming...


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