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GRADUATION CAPS DECORATION

LAS VEGAS — From "Game of Loans, interest is coming" to "Si Se Puede, Here To Stay," graduating college students are choosing to decorate their graduation caps, or mortarboards, pushing against the formality of ceremonies and taking a stand on an issue before the thousands watching them cross the stage. A professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, who has been interviewing students for years about how and why they chose to decorate the caps says the themes have become more political. By Regina Garcia Cano. SENT: 710 words, photos.

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WEST COAST VOLCANOS-Q&A

SPOKANE, Wash. — The eruption of a Hawaii volcano in the Pacific "Ring of Fire" has experts warily eyeing volcanic peaks on America's West Coast that are also part of the geologically active region. The West Coast is home to a chain of 13 volcanoes, from Washington's Mount Baker to California's Lassen Peak. They also include Mount St. Helens in Washington state. Its spectacular 1980 eruption killed dozens of people and sent volcanic ash across the country. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version, photos.

NORTH KOREA-NUCLEAR TEST SITE

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea says it will dismantle its nuclear test site in less than two weeks, in a dramatic event that would set up leader Kim Jong Un's summit with President Donald Trump next month. In a statement carried by state media, North Korea's Foreign Ministry said that all of the tunnels at the country's northeastern testing ground will be destroyed by explosion, and that observation and research facilities and ground-based guard units will also be removed. By Kim Tong-Hyung. SENT: 970 words, photos.

COLD WAR BUNKER-THINGS TO KNOW

CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN AIR FORCE STATION, Colo. — A quarter-century has passed since the end of the nuclear standoff between the United States and the former Soviet Union, but the famous U.S. military command center inside Colorado's Cheyenne Mountain is still alive, tracking new threats from new enemies. By Dan Elliott. SENT: 880 words, photos.

SPORTS:

HKN--GOLDEN KNIGHTS-JETS

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The Vegas Golden Knights, an expansion team in name only, opens the Western Conference finals on the road against the Winnipeg Jets. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m.

HKN--JETS-STASTNY

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Paul Stastny has made plenty of tangible contributions for the Winnipeg Jets since they acquired him just before the NHL trade deadline. By Hockey Writer Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 3 a.m.

D'ANTONI'S SYSTEM

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry and Draymond Green admire Mike D'Antoni from afar for how he empowers all his players to be scorers. No matter who you are, it's encouraged to let it fly — and for the Rockets that means regularly from 3-point range. Steve Kerr praises D'Antoni for influencing the way NBA teams now play offense: the pace, the importance of precise ball movement, going small without a traditional center and shooting at will from way back. Now, D'Antoni needs to validate his innovative offense with a championship. By Janie McCauley. 900 words, photos by 5 p.m. EDT.

CAR--INDYCAR GP

INDIANAPOLIS — Will Power won the pole for Saturday's IndyCar Grand Prix and will try to become the fourth straight winner from the No. 1 starting spot. Power has already won the race twice — both from the pole. And Roger Penske's team has won all four previous IndyCar races on Indianapolis' road course. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Race begins at 3:50 p.m. ET.

CYC--TOUR OF CALIFORNIA

LONG BEACH, Calif. — For the first time since the elbow that shook up the Tour de France, reigning world champion Peter Sagan and former world champ Mark Cavendish line up against each other. The sprint aces headline the Tour of California, which begins Sunday in Long Beach. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— WRECK-TEEN KILLED: Las Vegas police say a 19-year-old woman who was driving a pickup was arrested after it overturned, fatally injuring a 16-year-old female passenger.

Police say Nina Gateley of Las Vegas "

— EPA PANEL-NEVADA TRIBE: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named a northern Nevada tribal leader to a national advisory panel that provides local input to the federal agency.

— DROUGHT-COLORADO RIVER: The Colorado River's peak flows are arriving early this spring and at one of the lowest levels recorded.

— RENO MAMMA SUMMIT: The mayors of Reno and Carson City are joining with local conservationists at a "Mamma Summit" to emphasize the importance of keeping the environment safe for children this Mother's Day weekend.

— MORMON TEMPLE DAMAGED: A Mormon church spokesman says an intruder broke into a church temple in southern Utah and damaged furniture, artwork and other terms before being stopped by church workers and arrested by police.

— SEMI-PEDESTRIAN KILLED: Idaho State Police say a woman died after she was struck by a semi driven by a Nevada man as she walked on a traffic lane of Interstate 84.

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LAS VEGAS — The wildlife biologist rappelled several feet below a cliff top to a spot where he knew he'd find nestlings. Minutes earlier, with his binoculars, he'd seen a single white head pop up. "That's junior," Joe Barnes said proudly, his brown hat from the Nevada Department of Wildlife shielding him from the sun. By Briana Erickson. Las Vegas Review-Journal. Sent: 935 words, AP Photos.

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