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UPDATED | Volcano erupts on Atlantic island; lava destroys some homes

A volcano on Spain's Atlantic Ocean island of La Palma erupted Sunday after a weeklong buildup of seismic activity, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands as lava flows destroyed isolated houses and threatened to reach the coast. New eruptions continued into the night.

Satellite photo of Caldera de Taburiente and Cumbre Vieja, La Palma, Canary Islands. (Wikimedia Commons, courtesy of Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center)

U.S. launches mass expulsion of Haitian migrants from Texas

The U.S. flew Haitians camped in a Texas border town back to their homeland Sunday and tried blocking others from crossing the border from Mexico in a massive show of force that signaled the beginning of what could be one of America's swiftest, large-scale expulsions of migrants or refugees in decades.

U.S. National Guardsmen stand watch at a gate along a fence near the International bridge where thousands of Haitian migrants have created a makeshift camp, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Del Rio, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, green, cultured in the lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)