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Police asked Gabby Petito’s family to stop discussing her relationship with Brian Laundrie, without explaining why


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Trump’s lawyers had a ‘law school 101 discussion’ about explaining to him how the Supreme Court works, book says


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Manchin pens op-ed explaining his opposition to Democrats’ sweeping voting rights bill


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As Confederate statues fall and protests arise, civil rights museums are key to explaining why


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Jayme Closs kidnapping: Jake Patterson writes letter explaining ‘complicated’ reasons for abducting 13-year-old

Jayme Closs kidnapping: Jake Patterson writes letter explaining ‘complicated’ reasons for abducting 13-year-oldJake Patterson, the 21-year-old man accused of kidnapping Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs and holding her captive for three months, has apologised to his former prisoner and claimed he had “complicated reasons” for the abduction. Mr Patterson said in the letter to a local NBC News affiliate that he would plead guilty to the charges he faces after the abduction, and the alleged earlier killing of the teen’s parents. “I knew when I was caught (which I thought would happen a lot sooner) I wouldn’t fight anything,” Mr Patterson wrote in the letter.



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Explaining the deadly volcanic tsunami that hit Indonesia

Explaining the deadly volcanic tsunami that hit IndonesiaHundreds are dead, with more missing, following a tsunami that took the Indonesian coast by surprise on Dec. 22.  But this was no typical tsunami. Rather, it was a volcanic tsunami, and understanding what that means may help explain why this particular manifestation of nature's power was so devastating.  The tsunami that struck between the Sumatra and Java islands was triggered not by an earthquake — as is typically the case with tsunamis — but instead by an active volcano in the area known as Anak Krakatau. The volcano reportedly partially collapsed, triggering a landslide underwater, which then in turn kicked off the tsunami, said Dwikorita Karnawati, who leads Indonesia's meteorological agency, according to multiple news reports. The sequence of events didn't trigger a tsunami alert, catching the country by surprise.  "[It] did not rise to the level of triggering [a tsunami] alert," University of Southern California's Tsunami Research Center director Costas Synolakis told NBC News. "So from that point of view, the Tsunami Warning Centers were essentially useless." SEE ALSO: Radioactive boars have taken over towns abandoned after Fukushima The 305-meter volcano responsible for the landslide, reports Al Jazeera, rose from the sea starting in the 1920s at the site of a deadly 1883 eruption that left over 30,000 dead.  It was only a few months ago in late September that another tsunami struck the Indonesia coast. That tsunami followed a magnitude 7.5 earthquake, and resulted in 6-foot waves.  As for Saturday's tragedy, Northwestern University earth science professor Emile Okal told NBC News that volcanoes are constantly in motion and that landslides are one essentially unavoidable outcome of that fact.  "A volcano is something that is a living thing," explained Okal. "Eventually it's going to have a landslide, and if it’s underwater, going to displace water and make a wave." Tragically, for those on the Indonesia coast affected by Saturday's tsunami, this fact reverberates both into the past and the future. Officials warn that more volcanic tsunamis may be coming, with CNN reporting that Anak Krakatau is still erupting and could experience more landslides.  But for now, rescue workers are focused on today, and that means finding those people still missing following the uniquely dangerous volcanic tsunami.  WATCH: Transform your tub into an emergency water storage



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Meghan McCain Rips Liz Cheney For Explaining Torture To Her Father

Meghan McCain Rips Liz Cheney For Explaining Torture To Her FatherAfter Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) appeared to explain the value of so-called



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Explaining Trump: The art of the dodge

Explaining Trump: The art of the dodgeSince taking office, President Trump has continued to say things for which there is no discernible evidence. As a result, his White House staff, from his press secretary to his counselors to his vice president, is asked to defend, justify and explain his misstatements and tweets, with varying results.



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Explaining Trump: How the White House cleans up after a tweetstorm

Explaining Trump: How the White House cleans up after a tweetstormDonald Trump entered public life on the strength of the lie that Barack Obama was born outside the United States and ineligible to be president, and even after disavowing it at the last possible moment of his presidential campaign, Trump has continued to say things for which — to put it as generously as possible — there is no discernible evidence. One of Spicer’s favorite fallbacks when challenged is a variation of, “The president’s tweet speaks for itself,” as if the 140-character firebombs dispatched in response to “Fox and Friends” segments or Breitbart stories require no further context.



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