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Oahu: The third-largest of the Hawaiian Islands and site of the state capital Honolulu
Oahu, also known as "The Gathering Place", is the third-largest of the Hawaiian Islands. It is home to roughly one million people—about two-thirds of the population of the U.S. state of Hawaii. The island lies within Honolulu County and the state capital, Honolulu, is on Oahu's southeast coast.


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Gunman kills two Hawaii police officers, dies in house fire: local media

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Two Hawaii police officers shot dead, gunman at large

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'Get it together': False emergency sirens spark déjà vu on Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Maui

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Man convicted in road rage attack wore blackface, delivered racist defense in court

Mark Char, an Oahu, Hawaii resident, was found guilty of 3 counts of attempted murder after he stabbed three individuals in a March road rage attack.
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Road rage attacker wears blackface for racist courtroom rant

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Skydiving plane in Hawaii crash that killed 11 was involved in prior incident

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11 people killed after skydiving plane crashes in Hawaii

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Nine people killed in Hawaii plane crash

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Hawaii Plane Crash Kills 9, Officials Say

The twin-engine plane crashed on Friday night on Oahu’s North Shore, said a spokesman for the state transportation department.
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At least 9 killed after aircraft crashes in Hawaii, authorities say

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