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Thursday May 17th 2018 Kilauea goes from ‘nuisance’ to ‘threat’, crisis looms large in the 50th state. Plus Michael Cutler talks immigration, and National Security

Crisis in Hawaii as Kilauea fissures threaten air quality, while the eruption spreads far and wide on the big island of Hawaii.

Fissures developing suggest the volcano is expanding from within, and as magma levels decrease in the main crater, there is a growing worry that parts of the wall structures at the pouter rim opf the crater will collapse, which would result in explosive eruptions which could hurl massive sized chunk of molten rock as far as a half-mile or more.

Many dozens of structures have already been destroyed by the volcano, including dozens of homes, outbuildings and farm structures.

Hampering relief and emergency services is the vast amount of lava that has cooled and solidified on the main roads around the volcano.

In other news, North Korea’s chief negotiator called the South Korean government “ignorant and incompetent” on Thursday, denounced U.S.-South Korean air combat drills and threatened to halt all talks with the South unless its demands are met.

Oil has risen to over $80/barrel as tensions in the Middle East combine with Saudi Arabia cutting production. So if you haven’t yet, you might want to fill up your tanks sooner instead of later.

And we ask a blunt question: Is Rudy Giuliani doing more harm than good as a member of Trump’s legal team?

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