Things you should know today: 5/11/18

The Latest: Lebanese politician says strikes warned Israel

Senior Lebanese politician Nabih Berri, ally of Syria and Iran, said that the Syrian’s retaliation to Israel’s attacks achieved a “balance of terror,” and that it was a “very strong warning” to Israel. He said that with American interests in Syria, the U.S. president would not be able to bear the consequences if there becomes a larger regional war.

Family of 7 dead with gunshot wounds in rural Australia

A family of seven consisting of four children, their mother and two grandparents were found dead at their property in southwest Australia. Police would not comment on the possibility of a murder-suicide, however, they suggest that the shooter is not at large. The incident is considered one of the country’s worst mass shootings in 22 years.

After sputtering lava for a week, a Hawaii volcano has forced 2,000 people to evacuate their homes due to its threat of erupting in coming days. The volcano could hurl ash and boulders the size of refrigerators miles into the air. It has already destroyed two dozen homes, and if an explosion occurs, it could also release steam and sulfur dioxide gas.

Today is national #EatWhatYouWantDay! If you could eat anything you want right now, what would it be? People on Twitter are sharing their thoughts.

The Toronto Raptors have fired head coach Dwane Casey, just days after the team was eliminated from the playoffs after losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers. See what the people on Twitter think of this decision.

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