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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Trump just ended the 'horrible' Iran nuclear deal. Now what?

Long week? Short List. Catch up on news everyone's talking about: Donald Trump pulls U.S. out of Iran deal, Eric Schneiderman faces criminal investigations, Hawaii volcano's lava flows and more.
Trump just ended the 'horrible' Iran nuclear deal. Now what?
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So long Iran deal, Trump says

We're out. President Trump announced Tuesday his plans to pull the United States out of the "horrible, one-sided" nuclear deal with Iran. Trump said he will re-impose "the highest level" of economic sanctions against the Iranian regime that the U.S. lifted in 2015 in exchange for Iran curbing its nuclear program. "Defective at its core," the deal didn't bring peace and never would, Trump said. Here's what his decision means:

Who wins? Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and White House hawks like national security adviser John Bolton. They both, like Trump, thought the deal was a disaster.
Who loses? European allies and Iran. They suggested they'll try to keep the deal intact, but with the U.S. out, that'll be a tall order.
What's Iran saying? The Iranian president said the regime would stick to the accord for now but called out the U.S. as not "being loyal."
Trump's ultimate goal: Negotiate a better deal

Trump's other big announcement: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was heading to North Korea to help prepare a historic summit between Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in the next few weeks to discuss denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.

He championed the Me Too movement. Now he's accused of sexual violence. 

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman abruptly resigned Monday night after The New Yorker detailed allegations from four women that he had slapped, choked and otherwise degraded them. He faces at least two criminal investigations linked to the accusations, prosecutors said Tuesday. Schneiderman was a champion of the Me Too movement and an outspoken warrior against sexual harassment and abuse. The Democrat also had drawn rave reviews from liberals for his clashes with the Trump administration. Schneiderman, 63, acknowledged engaging in role-playing "in the privacy of intimate relationships" but denied assaulting anyone or engaging in non-consensual sex. 

You can't stop the lava flow from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano

Water? No. Walls? Not a chance. Bombs? Not even those. Lava is spewing on Hawaii's Big Island, destroying houses, cars and power poles, but there's no way to divert its flow . Here's the problem: Lava isn't like water, snow or mud. It's liquid rock, so it's heavy, sticky and moving underground. And it's nearly 2,000 degrees. The best solution is to evacuate the area and wait until the flows stop on their own, which is what many Hawaii residents have done. But the lava lingers, destroying at least 35 structures, including 26 homes inside the Leilani Estates neighborhood.

It's a wild world, and we're just living in it

Humans may think we're running the show, but it only takes a week of weird animal run-ins to remember Mother Nature is in charge. Here are some terrible animal-human encounters from just this week:

A man who stopped by the side of the road in India to snap a selfie with an injured bear paid with his life when the animal revived and mauled him to death.
Two Missouri women were sent to the hospital after a 20-pound flying turkey smashed through their car's windshield.
On Saturday, a couple married in Zimbabwe, just days after the bride was attacked by a crocodile, which ripped off her right arm.
A 2-year-old was killed by a leopard Friday at the Mweya Safari Lodge in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park.
A Florida woman and her two children died after their car hit an alligator on Interstate 95 in South Carolina. 
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