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Why federal officials resign amidst controversy, Lyft's new carpool program, erupting volcanoes

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A plane flies over the Bardarbunga volcano as it spews lava and smoke in southeast Iceland on Sept. 14. The Bardarbunga volcano system has been rocked by hundreds of tremors a day since mid-August, prompting fears the volcano could explode.

On Thursday, Take Two explores why it's routine for federal officials to resign amidst problems and scandals, what Lyft's new carpool program is all about and, then, we'll talk to one Hawaiian resident who lives just two miles away from an erupting volcano (slowly, mind you).

Resiging appears to be the typical move of any chief whose organization experiences a series of mistakes, but is it really best for the organization?
Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong continued today, as the territory's leader refused demands from protestors that he resign.
While thousands of protesters gathered in the streets of Hong Kong, locals in Southern California came together, too.
Ride-sharing platform Lyft wants to make carpooling cool again. The company has introduced Lyft Line, a program that uses an algorithm to match users based on their routes.
Hundreds of residents in the Hawaiian town of Pahoa are near a slow-marching lava flow that's been advancing for weeks.
The recent eruption at Mount Ontake in Japan killed more than three dozen people but in Hawaii, the slow moving lava is being watched by residents just miles away.
Pickup trucks outsell every other vehicle in America. Now the big three automakers are pushing new, more efficient "green" trucks. Will they find buyers?
USC opened the Wallis Annenberg Hall this week as part of a major expansion to the university's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
More than 150 costumes — from the likes of "Dallas Buyers Club" to Charlie Chaplin's "The Tramp" — are on display at the "Hollywood Costume" exhibit by the Academy of Motion Pictures.
In today's State of Affairs: what could be a big blow to government pensions in California, using humor to win votes, and the big money behind California's ballot propositions.
The implant was developed by USC and is the first FDA approved eye implant of its kind to help people with a rare type of vision loss regain some sight.
After Dan Harmon was fired, he began to focus on a podcast called "Harmontown." It's part of a new documentary also called "Harmontown."
Despite not speaking English or coming from a tradition that understands its spirituality, Japanese students come to LA every year to shock parishioners in black churches with their powerful gospel music.
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