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Hawaii lava approaches geothermal power plant

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 5:58pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island flowed towards a geothermal power plant on Monday as workers scrambled to shut it down to prevent the uncontrollable release of toxic gases.
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Pennsylvania sues over troubled Harrisburg incinerator bond deals

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 4:04pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's administration on Monday sued an array of financial, legal and other professional firms over their involvement in a 15-year-old incinerator upgrade project that nearly bankrupted the state capital, Harrisburg.
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Gunman who killed Indian man in Kansas bar pleads guilty to federal charges

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 3:00pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Kansas man who shot and killed an Indian software engineer and injured two others in February 2017 pleaded guilty on Monday in federal court to hate crime and firearm charges, the Justice Department said.
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Deadly acid cloud rises over Hawaii as lava streams into ocean

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 2:42pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Deadly white clouds of acid and fine shards of glass boiled into the sky over Hawaii on Monday as lava from the Kilauea volcano flowed into the ocean, creating a new hazard from a more than two-week eruption.
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Companies win big at U.S. top court on worker class-action curbs

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 2:09pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to the rights of workers on Monday by allowing companies to require them to sign away their ability to bring class-action claims against management, agreements already in place for about 25 million employees.
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U.S. top court takes up challenge to Virginia uranium mining ban

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 1:47pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether states have the right to ban uranium mining for public health reasons in a dispute over a moratorium Virginia put in place on the radioactive metal in 1982.
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U.S. Supreme Court takes up dispute over power plant in India

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 1:47pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider reviving a lawsuit by Indian villagers seeking to hold a Washington-based international financial institution responsible for widespread environmental damage they blame on a power plant it financed.
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Texas Governor to hold talks on school violence after massacre

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:29pm
(Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday was set to hold a series of meetings on how to combat school violence, three days after a 17-year-old killed 10 people in the fourth-deadliest mass shooting at a public school in modern U.S. history.
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U.S. top court backs companies over worker class-action claims

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:24pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to the rights of workers on Monday by allowing companies to require them to sign away their ability to bring class-action claims against management, agreements already in place for about 25 million employees.
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Ex-Vanderbilt football player in U.S. rape case gets suspended sentence

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:16pm
NASHVILLE (Reuters) - A former Vanderbilt University football player charged in the 2013 rape of an unconscious female student in a university dormitory accepted a plea deal on Monday that allows him to avoid jail while the other three men in the case serve lengthy terms.
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Hawaii faces new threat of fumes from volcano's lava

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 9:29am
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Hawaii faced a new hazard on Sunday as lava flows from Kilauea's volcanic eruption could produce clouds of acid fumes, steam and glass-like particles as they reach the Pacific, authorities said.
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Father of Pakistani girl killed in Texas hopes her death can spur reform

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 7:42am
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The father of a Pakistani girl killed in a Texas school shooting said on Monday he hoped that the death of his daughter, who wanted to serve her country as a civil servant or diplomat, would help spur gun control in the United States.
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Teen Texas gunman suspect studied previous mass shootings: ABC News

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 5:53am
(Reuters) - The teenage boy charged with murdering eight students and two teachers during a gun rampage at a Houston-area high school on Friday studied previous mass shootings before carrying out his attack, sources told ABC News.
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Spurned advances provoked Texas school shooting, victim's mother says

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 3:46am
SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - A teenage boy charged with fatally shooting eight students and two teachers during a gun rampage at a Houston-area high school had been spurned by one of his victims after making aggressive advances, her mother told a newspaper.
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Volcano's gassy, glassy 'laze' a new threat for Hawaii

Domestic News from Reuters - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:09pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Hawaii residents coping with Kilauea's volcanic eruption faced a potentially deadly new hazard on Sunday as authorities warned that lava flows reaching the Pacific Ocean could produce noxious clouds of acid fumes, steam and tiny, glass-like particles.
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Grief and anguish transcend two faiths' prayers after Texas school shooting

Domestic News from Reuters - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 9:50pm
SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - The rituals and religious traditions may have been strikingly different, but a Methodist memorial service and Islamic funeral prayers held in two Houston suburbs on Sunday shared a profound anguish at the lives lost to high school gun violence in Santa Fe, Texas.
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Cougar kills U.S. mountain biker, mauls another, later shot

Domestic News from Reuters - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 6:56pm
(Reuters) - A mountain lion killed one mountain biker and mauled another in Washington state on Saturday when they rode into its territory, and authorities later shot the animal dead, police said.
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Hawaii faces new threat from volcano - gassy, glassy laze

Domestic News from Reuters - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 6:50pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Hawaii residents dealing with Kilauea's volcanic eruption faced a potentially deadly new challenge on Sunday as lava that reached the Pacific Ocean threatened to send up laze, a hazardous mix of glass particles and noxious gas.
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A Noah's Ark of animals rescued from Hawaii lava

Domestic News from Reuters - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 12:38pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - When hundreds of residents of Hawaii's Big Island fled their homes after the Kilauea volcano erupted, some left behind not only most of their belongings, but also their beloved pets.
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Hawaii reports first serious injury from volcano

Domestic News from Reuters - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 9:06am
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - A stream of lava blocked a Hawaii highway on Sunday that serves as an escape route for coastal residents, while the first known serious injury was reported from fresh explosive eruptions from the Kilauea volcano.
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