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Volcanic eruption creates a new Pacific island, sinking another one

A volcanic eruption has created an island in the Pacific Ocean near Tonga, while another small island has been sunk nearby. The former island of Lateiki is now submerged, according to the news site Matangi Tonga. The site reports, citing geologist Taaniela Kula, that the new Lateiki Island is about 328 feet wide and 1,312 feet long. The new island …

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Jennifer Lawrence marries Cooke Maroney at a wedding in Rhode Island

Jennifer Lawrence has teamed up with the fianc√© – today's husband – Cooke Maroney. The couple married in Newport, Rhode Island, Belcourt Castle on Saturday reportedly had 150 friends and relatives. The guest list included Adele, Kris Jenner, Nicole Ritchie and husband Joel Madden, Cameron Diaz and Sienna Miller. Emma Stone and Ashley Olsen were also present. The 29-year-old Oscar …

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Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney were spotted in Rhode Island

Modern Love Takes You On Time To The Church Rhode Island. Jennifer Lawrence flies in Rhode Island SplashNews.com Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney landed on Friday night at Ocean State and reiterated the reports that the couple was there this weekend will marry. Six reported when the couple was shot in tow in the New York marriage bureau with security …

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New York lawmakers vote for closure of Rikers Island Jail Complex: NPR

The Rikers Island prison complex in New York with the Manhattan skyline in the background. New York legislators voted Thursday to close the notorious prison complex. Seth Wenig / AP Hide Caption Switch caption Seth Wenig / AP The Rikers Island prison complex in New York with the Manhattan skyline in the background. New York legislators voted Thursday to close …

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New York City Council agrees to close the notorious Rikers Island Prison

"Today is a day when the history books will look back on New York City as a good day," Council spokesman Corey Johnson said. "This is a step forward, that's progress, that's the right thing." The prison, located on an island in the East River, has become a symbol of the evils of pre-trial detention, the case of Kalief Browder. …

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Christopher Columbus statues vandalized in California and Rhode Island

Workers in San Francisco scrubbed away the paint on the monument Sunday and worked to remove graffiti that said "Destroy all monuments of genocide and kill all colonizers." The statue is near the Coit Tower, a popular tourist spot, Gina Williams, who said they were grandparents Apache, told KRON that they understood why they might vandalize the statue, "This was …

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The last woolly mammoths lived on a remote island

The last woolly mammoths lived on an island in the Arctic Ocean and died 4,000 years ago, according to a study. Science Picture Co / Getty Images The last woolly mammoths lived on Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean and survived for centuries longer than their counterparts on the mainland, a recent study found. According to a research team from …

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How the last woolly mammoths found their death on a remote Arctic island

A mammoth tooth found on Wrangel Island. Image : Juha Karhu The last mammoths that stomped the earth lived on Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean. This isolated population lived thousands of years after most mammoths disappeared, but when it finally came to extinction, it happened quickly. New evidence could finally explain what happened to these stubborn attacks. R The …

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