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Social media outrage as Sessions calls Hawaii 'island in the Pacific'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Social media did not take kindly to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions referring to the country's 50th state of Hawaii as just "an island in the Pacific."
Reuters

Jeff Sessions: I do not regret calling Hawaii 'an island in the Pacific'

'I don't know that I said anything I would want to phrase differently,' the Attorney General says
Independent

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News video: Social Media Outraged over Sessions' Hawaii Comment

Social Media Outraged over Sessions' Hawaii Comment 00:30

Attorney General Jeff Sessions referring to the country's 50th state of Hawaii as just "an island in the Pacific." Using the hashtag #IslandinthePacific, many on Twitter reminded Sessions that Hawaii..
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News video: Jeff Sessions: 'I Wasn't Criticizing' Hawaii by Calling It 'an Island in the Pacific'

Jeff Sessions: 'I Wasn't Criticizing' Hawaii by Calling It 'an Island in the Pacific' 00:44

Attorney General Jeff Sessions landed in hot water Thursday for a seemingly dismissive comment towards Hawaii when he called it "an island in the Pacific" — but he says he did not mean to insult the..
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News video: Jeff Sessions Calls Hawaii 'an Island in the Pacific'

Jeff Sessions Calls Hawaii 'an Island in the Pacific' 01:34

Attorney General Jeff Sessions called Hawaii "an island in the Pacific" when talking about the judge who stopped Trump's second travel ban.
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News video: Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson & Samuel L. Jackson LIVE on BUILD Series

Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson & Samuel L. Jackson LIVE on BUILD Series

The producers of Godzilla re-imagine the origins of one the most powerful monster myths of all in "Kong: Skull Island." This compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts ("The Kings..
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News video: 'Kong: Skull Island' Final Trailer (2017)

'Kong: Skull Island' Final Trailer (2017) 02:32

The producers of "Godzilla" reimagine the origins of one the most powerful monster myths of all in “Kong: Skull Island,” from Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures and Tencent Pictures. This..
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Hawaii Attorney General trolls Jeff Sessions over 'island in the Pacific' comment

Spat erupted after a federal court judge issued an order blocking Donald Trump's revised travel ban
Independent

Jeff Sessions 'amazed judge sitting on an island in the Pacific' can stop Donald Trump's travel ban

The US Attorney General was complaining about a district judge's decison to block the president's second executive order
Independent

Rescued Castaways Spell 'Help' With Palm Leaves

rescued castaways spell 'help' with palm leaves
The three men were waving their orange life jackets when a US Navy plane spotted them on a small island in the Pacific.
Sky News

Pictured: The call for 'HELP' written in palm fronds that saved the lives of three men trapped on an uninhabited island for three days in the Pacific after their boat became overwhelmed by large waves  

pictured: the call for 'help' written in palm fronds that saved the lives of three men trapped on an uninhabited island for three days in the pacific after their boat became overwhelmed by large waves  
Three men were forced to swim to a small, deserted island in the pacific after their boat was overwhelmed by big waves. The men wrote out 'HELP' using leaves and were rescued.
MailOnline

The Island with Bear Grylls: Exeter chef to star in new series of...

the island with bear grylls: exeter chef to star in new series of...
A chef from Exeter will appear in this year's series of The Island with Bear Grylls.Elliot Day, 26, will star in Monday's show and is described by Channel 4 as a private chef from London who grew up in..
Exeter Express and Echo

Rugby streaker Erika Roe to go wild with Bear Grylls as she stars in The Island 

rugby streaker erika roe to go wild with bear grylls as she stars in the island 
The 57-year-old, who streaked (centre) at an England versus Australia rugby match in 1982, will tackle the elements on a remote island in the Pacific (left) on Bear Grylls' (right) hit Channel 4 show.
MailOnline

Crew of Kon-Tiki fail where Thor Heyerdahl succeeded 70 years ago: Balsa raft rescued after drifing in strong currents thousands of miles off Chile

crew of kon-tiki fail where thor heyerdahl succeeded 70 years ago: balsa raft rescued after drifing in strong currents thousands of miles off chile
The Kon-Tiki 1 and 2 rafts set sail in early January from Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean toward the port city of Valparaiso, Chile.
MailOnline

Billy Mallinson recalls time Hull KR legend Stanley Gene saved...

billy mallinson recalls time hull kr legend stanley gene saved...
WHEN Stanley Gene asked former Hull FC and Hull KR conditioner Billy Mallinson to help train the Papua New Guinea national side, Mallinson said yes.But it came with a feeling of dread, not knowing..
Hull Daily Mail

VIDEO: Global warming Q&A from the Pacific

The BBC's Matthew Price is on Vanuatu Island in the Pacific and is answering your questions about global warming.
BBC News

World’s largest ocean cleanup operation one step closer to launch

Real life trials of a groundbreaking array designed to clean up the vast plastic island in the Pacific are due to begin next year after successful tests of a prototype in the Netherlands A..
guardian.co.uk

Jose Alvarenga's final words to civilization before he drifted across the Pacific

jose alvarenga's final words to civilization before he drifted across the pacific
Salvador Jose Alvarenga, a bedraggled, bearded fisherman from El Salvador, was rescued from a small island in the Pacific in January 2014 having drifted across the ocean for 6,000 miles.
MailOnline

Nauru centre 'unsafe' for children

A senate committee report urges Australia's government to remove children from its migrant detention centre on Nauru island in the Pacific.
BBC News

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