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HONOLULU (AP) — In the final moments of her life, Hawaii Health Director Loretta Fuddy clung to the hand of her deputy after a small plane taking them back to Honolulu crashed in the ocean off the island of Molokai.
Mexico's Congress approved historic energy reform aimed at luring foreign oil firms back into the country and ending the state's 75-year-old monopoly following a heated debate. After a marathon session that lasted nearly 24 hours, the lower house voted 353 to 134 for the legislation championed by President Enrique Pena Nieto, one day after it passed the Senate. Supporters pumped their fists and chanted "Mexico!" after the vote, while leftist opponents shouted "traitors" following a debate during which a couple of lawmakers scuffled and another stripped down to his underwear in discontent. Pena Nieto welcomed the vote on a "fundamental transformation that will drive economic growth and generate jobs in our country."