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Hawaii Community Clings to Life in Shadow of Fiery Volcano

When magma first began spouting like a demonic lawn sprinkler from a fissure near Mark Clawson’s Hawaii home, it was exciting. But the novelty of the Kilauea volcano's eruption is wearing off for Clawson and other Big Island residents living in its shadow. “It’s gotten oppressive,” said Clawson, 64, a semi-retired plumber who has lived in the area for 15 years and grows fruit and macadamia nuts on his lush property. “I’m ready for it to be over.” About every 10 minutes, the fissure...

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