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Oliver North Will Be Next President Of NRA, Organization Says

| North, infamous for his involvement in the Iran-Contra scandal, will leave Fox News and become the group's president within a few weeks, the National Rifle Association said in a statement.

Connecticut OKs Bill Pledging Electoral Votes To National Popular Vote Winner

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Connecticut is set to join 10 states that commit their electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the nation's popular vote — regardless of who wins in those states.

Lava eruptions destroy several homes in Hawaii

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More than 1,700 people evacuated a neighborhood on the Big Island as ground fissures continue to spew lava and gas into residential areas.

Students, celebrities and the faithful protest outside NRA convention

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"People think we're trying to take away guns, but that's not the issue we're focused on. We're trying to regulate the amount of gun violence."

Surfing on dry land in the heart of California's farm country

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A man-made lake as long as seven football fields produces waves good enough to tempt the best surfers in the world.

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Hope for new DNA Leads in Zodiac Killer case

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The case has confounded police for 50 years but they're optimistic they can use genetic databases, the way authorities did to find the Golden State Killer suspect.

Kennedy Relative's Murder Conviction Vacated, New Trial Ordered

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Michael Skakel will get a new trial after the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled his attorney failed to adequately represent him. Skakel's aunt is the widow of Robert F. Kennedy.

Chemical Weapons Inspectors Finish Their Trip To Syria's Douma

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Investigators are done gathering samples from the town where a suspected chemical weapons attack occurred. The team suffered delays, and Russia "may have tampered" with the site before they arrived.

Volcanic 'curtain of fire' sends people fleeing Hawaii homes

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The Kilauea volcano on Big Island sent molten lava chewing through forests and bubbling up on paved streets.