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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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Democrats see primary land mines, fresh faces and leftward pull

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Democrats in Washington have sought to prevent a progressive insurgency and cluttered California primaries from imperiling their chances of retaking the House. The effort will be tested over the next two weeks, including during a runoff election in Texas on Tuesday, a content...


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Pregnant woman, dad shot and critically hurt on wedding day

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a street shooting in Philadelphia has left a pregnant woman and her father critically injured on the day she was married. The shooting occurred shortly before 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Authorities say the shooters fired at least 18 shots from two separate semi-automatic...


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Richard N. Goodwin, White House speech writer, dead at 86

NEW YORK (AP) — Former White House aide and speechwriter Richard N. Goodwin has died. Goodwin died Sunday evening at his home in Concord, Massachusetts. His wife, the historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, said he died after a brief bout with cancer. He was a liberal force for President John Kennedy and...


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'Miles to go before I sleep': Robert Frost museum reopens

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SHAFTSBURY, Vt. (AP) — On a warm June morning in 1922, Robert Frost sat down at his dining room table in southern Vermont and wrote “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” one of his most famous poems. That house, including the 7-acre grounds with rugged old stone walls, a barn and some of the...


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Bush at Maine summer home alone for first time in 73 years

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KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — His home on the rocky coast is former President George H.W. Bush’s happy place, chock full of sea-sprayed memories of boating, golfing, family and friends. But this summer there’s a different feel as he arrives without his wife of 73 years. The nation’s 41st president...


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The Energy 202: Trump administration is trying to ease the way for more mining of all

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump spoke often about the need to mine more coal as he courted voters in swing states such as Pennsylvania and Ohio. After his election, his administration swiftly took steps to repeal Obama-era emissions rules on coal-fired power...


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Spelling whiz shares her tips to beating the competition: Steady discipline, not a

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. If you heard “Scherenschnitte,” could you spell it? What about “cheiropompholyx” and “xanthosis"? Ananya Vinay can. She is last year’s champion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which returns next week to Washington, D.C. Since her big win, Ananya has not slowed...


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Trump warns China to stay 'strong & tight' on North Korea border

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Amid uncertainty over a planned U.S.-North Korea summit, President Donald Trump warned Monday that China must continue to be “strong & tight” in enforcing trade sanctions against Kim Jong Un’s regime until a possible accord over the North’s nuclear...


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Kentucky troopers shoot, kill man who they say had shotgun

HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky troopers have shot and killed a man who authorities say confronted them with a shotgun. News outlets report that 36-year-old Bradley J. Grant ran from Kentucky State Police who had responded to a complaint at a home Sunday afternoon. Trooper Lloyd Cochran says troopers...


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Crews find wreckage of small plane that crashed in Vermont

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Authorities say search crews have found the wreckage of a small plane that crashed into the woods in Vermont’s Green Mountains. The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday only the pilot was on board and state police said that person was believed to be dead. Police had...


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