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Survivors of a powerful volcanic eruption in New Zealand ran into the sea to escape the scalding steam and ash and emerged covered in burns, say those who first helped them.

Friends of a formerly homeless veteran are frantically searching for his service dog. They say the pit-lab mix was stolen when the veteran was carjacked in November.

As the country looks for ways to deal with mass shootings at schools, some have responded by saying more people should carry guns, including teachers. However, accidental shootings raise questions about arming teachers.

On Friday, Montgomery County Police Dept. officer Christopher Johnson (who earned $139,103.98 in 2017) is scheduled to plead guilty to misconduct in office. So, will he remain eligible for his sizable police department pension? More from @ABC7Kevin . 👇

COULD YOU KNOW SOMETHING? Authorities believe 5-year-old Melissa Brannen was murdered after disappearing from a Fairfax County Christmas party, but her body was never found. The man charged with abduction in the case was released from prison in August.

George J. Laurer, whose invention of the Universal Product Code at IBM transformed retail and other industries around the world, has died. He was 94.

Cyclone Belna has hit northwestern Madagascar, with 2 dead and three missing from the first tropical storm of the season, according to local officials. More than 1,400 residents were made homeless because their houses were destroyed, damaged or flooded.

Wildfires engulfed the Australian city of Sydney on Tuesday in haze so thick in some places it was 11 times worse than the level considered "hazardous," and was apt to trigger fire alarms.

Japanese securities regulators are recommending that automaker Nissan be fined 2.4 billion yen ($22 million) for under-reporting compensation for its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn.

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WATCH: Sec. Betsy DeVos physically blocked by protesters from entering DC school--turned away and left. Video:

No @realDonaldTrump , @BernieSanders  said black lives matter, never did he use the word "only." #DemDebate 

GREAT IDEA! A school district is taking steps to make sure kids have enough to eat by turning unused cafeteria food into take-home meals.

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VIDEO: Mother from Iran, 5-year-old son reunited after he was detained for several hours at Dulles Airport:

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Rep. Ilhan Omar is under investigation after allegations that she improperly spent nearly $6,000 in campaign funds for personal use, including payments to her divorce attorney and for travel.

This is what a McRib looks like before it's cooked, for the record.

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Together, we must #NeverForget . (WARNING: Please view this video with caution as it contains raw footage from #911 )

3 white men arrested in connection with the murder and dismemberment of 2 young black men:

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California organizers cancel Women's March due to 'overwhelmingly white' participants

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#BREAKING PHOTOS: Pennsylvania Avenue in Downtown DC shut down as #DACA  protesters who marched to Trump Hotel are now sitting down.

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