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Collapse at Washington state ice caves may have trapped hikers

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A partial collapse at an ice cave in Washington state may have trapped several hikers, local media reported on Monday, and authorities were trying to determine if anyone was inside at the time or injured.

In a brief statement on Twitter, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office released limited details on the collapse at the Big Four Ice Caves near Granite Falls. Officials could not be reached for additional detail.

Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Shari Ireton told local broadcaster KOMO that several people called to report the collapse, saying that several hikers may be trapped inside the cave and hurt.

The caves are home to a popular hiking trail and are part of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

Further details were not immediately available.

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Who are all these white men running for president — and why?

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The country’s last presidential election was wide open, with incumbent president Barack Obama termed out of office and his vice president, Joe Biden, opting not to run as his replacement. While the vacancy looked like an opportunity for the 16 Republican men (and one woman) who ran in 2016, Democrats essentially cleared the field for Hillary Clinton, the first woman to win the party’s presidential nomination. Her only two challengers were white men; one who eventually became a star at the center of his own political movement and the other who was shortly reduced to strumming his guitar shirtless for attention.

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Trump claims credit for immigration surge — while also blaming Democrats — in early morning tweet rant

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President Donald Trump claimed credit for the influx of migrants crossing the U.S. border -- as a tragic photograph of a drowned father and his toddler daughter lying face-down in the Rio Grande shocks the nation's conscience.

The Trump administration has taken steps to block the legal asylum process, and the president blamed Democrats for a surge in detentions at the border while also claiming credit for the surge in immigration.

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‘Part of the stench’: CNN’s Anderson Cooper skewers Mike Pence

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While Presiden Donald Trump has been trying to drum up fears about a crisis driven by waves of immigrants trying to invade the United States, the real crisis is a humanitarian one that forced many asylum seekers from Central America to leave their homes in the first place. And that humanitarian crisis continues on American soil in the camps and detention centers where children and others are being held in horrendous conditions, as many recent reports have documented.

CNN"s Anderson Cooper reflected on the crisis and the administration's attempts to shift the blame to others on his show Tuesday night.

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