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Agency could keep Three Mile Island nuclear debris in Idaho

Agency could keep Three Mile Island nuclear debris in IdahoThe partially melted reactor core from the worst nuclear accident in U.S. history could remain in Idaho for another 20 years if regulators finalize a license extension sought by the U.S. Energy Department, officials said Monday. The core from Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania partially melted in 1979, an event that changed the way Americans view nuclear technology. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has determined there would be no significant impact from extending the license to store the core at the 890-square-mile (2,305-square-kilometer) site that includes Idaho National Laboratory.



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US jets smashed an island ISIS was using 'like a hotel' and troops found rockets and bombs stashed in caves

US jets smashed an island ISIS was using 'like a hotel' and troops found rockets and bombs stashed in cavesAt least 25 ISIS fighters are dead after a successful US air strike that dropped 80,000 pounds of ordnance, an Iraqi CTS spokesperson told Insider.



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Bodies Crushed By Debris, Looting and Limited Sanitation: Survivors Describe Dorian’s Aftermath on Great Abaco Island

Bodies Crushed By Debris, Looting and Limited Sanitation: Survivors Describe Dorian’s Aftermath on Great Abaco IslandMany people do not have access to adequate food and water, or a means to evacuate



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California boat fire: Eight confirmed dead as 25 remain missing near Santa Cruz Island

California boat fire: Eight confirmed dead as 25 remain missing near Santa Cruz IslandFour bodies have been recovered and a further four identified on the ocean floor following a fire on a diving boat off Santa Cruz Island, California.Lt Cmdr Matthew Kroll of the US Coast Guard said the bodies were found close to the wreckage of the Conception, which caught fire in the early hours while 33 passengers were asleep below deck.



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Epstein's private island just missed direct hit from Hurricane Dorian, forecasts show

Epstein's private island just missed direct hit from Hurricane Dorian, forecasts showThe private island owned by convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was in Hurricane Dorian's path but appeared to miss a direct hit, forecasts show.



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Trump calls Puerto Rico 'corrupt' as island braces for Tropical Storm Dorian

Trump calls Puerto Rico 'corrupt' as island braces for Tropical Storm DorianThe tropical storm is expected to hit both Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Wednesday, and will likely continue to Florida as a hurricane.



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Alarmed tourists watch huge volcanic eruption on Italy's Stromboli island

Alarmed tourists watch huge volcanic eruption on Italy's Stromboli islandA powerful volcanic eruption on the Italian island of Stromboli sent a huge cloud of ash into the sky, nearly two months after a similar eruption killed a hiker. Frightened tourists watched the eruption as lava cascaded down the sides of the volcano, one of the most active in the world. The eruption was preceded by a deafening boom, witnesses said. Known as a "paroxysmal eruption", it sent up a tall column of smoke and ash which could be seen from many miles away. Water-bombing aircraft were deployed to the island, scooping up sea water to put out small wild fires on the flanks of the mountain. The eruption on Stromboli sent a huge plume of ash and smoke into the sky Credit: Twitter There were no reports of injuries. Video footage showed one boat, with Italians on board, fleeing the island in panic as gigantic clouds of black ash rolled across the sea. On another boat, a British family watched in awe as the eruption took place. “Wow, the whole mountain is shaking,” an Englishman says on a video clip of the eruption. “Oh my goodness, that is really bad guys.” Nicole Bremner, an Australian who lives in London, was on a boat off Stromboli when the volcano erupted. “We were just at Stromboli volcano watching the small eruptions. We left and then this giant eruption happened!” she wrote. The property developer said the smoke and ash had left “a metallic taste in our mouths… waiting to see if we need to help with evacuations.” Water-bombing aircraft were deployed to put out fires on the flanks of the volcano Credit: Italian fire service/AP Some tourists watched the eruption from the safety of the nearby island of Panarea. In video posted on social media, an American woman is heard to say: “Oh my God. I don’t think we should go there today.” The volcano last erupted on July 3, when a 35-year-old Italian hiker was killed by falling debris. He was with a companion who survived. At the time, one tourist wrote: “I’ve never felt so much fear in my life.” Stromboli is part of the Aeolian archipelago of islands, which attract sailors and celebrities during the summer months.  “The situation is under control, but all the same we have activated the normal civil protection procedures,” said Marco Giorgianni, the mayor of Lipari, the most populated of the islands. Volcanologists believe Stromboli has been in nearly continuous eruption for at least 2,000 years and the eruption on Wednesday is not considered unusual. There are small eruptions on an hourly basis, with the volcano spewing out chunks of incandescent lava, ash and volcanic rock from its cone. At night the explosions can be seen far out at sea, lending the island the nickname “Lighthouse of the Mediterranean.” There have been several fatal explosions in the past – four people were killed in 1919, three people in 1930 and one person, a biologist, in 1986.



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Trump wants to buy Greenland. Only one-third of Americans would be willing to offer more than $12 for the island.

Trump wants to buy Greenland. Only one-third of Americans would be willing to offer more than $  12 for the island.Sixty-one percent of Americans in an INSIDER poll said they'd pay nothing, and only 29% said they'd pay more than the average cost of a used car.



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Police: Fake cop busted pulling over real detectives on Long Island

Police: Fake cop busted pulling over real detectives on Long IslandNassau County police say Valiery Portlock sounded a horn and flashed emergency lights Friday morning as he an attempt to pull over a van in Hicksville, Long Island.



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Rhode Island Prison Officer Resigns After ICE Protesters Allege He Drove a Truck Into Them

Rhode Island Prison Officer Resigns After ICE Protesters Allege He Drove a Truck Into ThemA Rhode Island correctional officer has resigned on Friday after a truck he was allegedly driving rammed into peaceful protesters on Wednesday night outside the Wyatt Detention Center.



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