'There was a future': Past Hawaii eruptions provide lessons

HONOLULU (AP) — Lava pouring out of a Hawaii volcano burned down Mary Dressler's home and her town 28 years ago. Now, watching creeping lobes of molten rock slowly wipe out entire neighborhoods over the past month, she has been transported back to those losses.

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  • Written by By AUDREY McAVOY , Associated Press

Family separations cause a rift between GOP leaders, WH

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans have distanced themselves from the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents at the southern border even as the White House cited the Bible in defending its "zero tolerance" approach to illegal border crossings.

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  • Written by By MATTHEW DALY, KEVIN FREKING and JILL COLVIN , Associated Press

Farmers in Trump country protest Pruitt's ethanol policies

 

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Deep in the heart of Trump country, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is being met with protests by farmers and ethanol producers concerned that he is undermining the industry with his strong support of oil and gas.

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  • Written by By STEVE KARNOWSKI and ELLEN KNICKMEYER , Associated Press

Sessions cites Bible to defend separating immigrant families

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited the Bible on Thursday in his defense of his border policy that is resulting in hundreds of immigrant children being separated from their parents after they enter the U.S. illegally.

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  • Written by By COLLEEN LONG , Associated Press