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Amtrak Ordered To Improve Safety Along Northeast Corridor

Sat, 2015-05-16 13:38

Amid reports that Amtrak's train 188 may have been struck by a projectile, the Federal Railroad Administration says Amtrak is required to install technology at the accident site that will automatically slow a speeding train.

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Kerry Meets With China's Foreign Minister Over Disputed Islands

Sat, 2015-05-16 12:53

The secretary of state seems unlikely to convince his Chinese counterpart that a diplomatic solution to the regional tug-of-war must be found.

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8 Bodies Recovered From U.S. Helicopter Crash Site In Nepal

Sat, 2015-05-16 09:49

The Huey UH-1 chopper went down east of the capital Kathmandu on Tuesday while coordinating disaster relief to the quake-stricken Himalayan country.

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Unmanned Russian Rocket Burns Up Carrying Mexican Satellite

Sat, 2015-05-16 08:54

The launch is the latest in a string of failures for the Proton-M rocket, a workhorse for the International Launch Services, a joint Russia-American satellite carrier business.

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FBI To Look At Possibility That Train Hit By Object Before Derailing

Sat, 2015-05-16 06:36

Investigators now say there's evidence that the Amtrak train that crashed and at least one other may have been struck by an unknown projectile.

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RedState Advises Less Meat-Throwing, More Substance In GOP Campaigns

Sat, 2015-05-16 05:30

RedState blogger Erick Erickson has asked Republican candidates at his conservative summit to focus on what they would do to shape the nation, rather than bash President Obama and each other.

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Senior ISIS Commander In Syria Killed By U.S. Troops

Sat, 2015-05-16 04:45

At President Obama's direction, U.S. forces based out of Iraq conducted a raid in eastern Syria. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent Tom Bowman about the operation.

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U.S. Troops Kill Senior ISIS Commander In Syria

Sat, 2015-05-16 04:34

The U.S. says that Abu Sayyaf, a senior leader of the self-declared Islamic State, was killed during a U.S. military operation authorized by President Obama.

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Egyptian Court Hands Morsi A Death Sentence

Sat, 2015-05-16 04:06

The former president who was ousted in 2013 had already been sentenced to 20 years in prison on other charges. The country's highest religious authority will still review the penalty.

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Nepali Times Editor: After Quakes, Nepalese Surprisingly Upbeat

Sat, 2015-05-16 03:47

Two earthquakes and numerous aftershocks have hit Nepal, killing thousands and leaving millions in need. Kunda Dixit, editor of the Nepali Times, tells NPR's Scott Simon about how people are coping.

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Egyptian Court Sentences Ousted President Morsi To Death

Sat, 2015-05-16 03:47

An Egyptian court has sentenced ousted President Mohammed Morsi to death. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the London Times correspondent in Cairo, Bel Trew.

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Amtrak Train May Have Been Struck By Object Before Crash

Sat, 2015-05-16 03:47

Federal investigators are still trying to work out how an Amtrak train derailed killing eight people on Tuesday evening. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with former Amtrak President David Hughes.

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American Ballet Theater Turns 75

Sat, 2015-05-16 03:47

Over the ABT's three-quarters of a century, the company has stuck to its mission of presenting classics like Swan Lake along with works of contemporary choreographers.

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Tensions In South China Seas Looms Over Kerry Visit

Sat, 2015-05-16 03:47

Secretary of State John Kerry underscored U.S. concerns over China's claim to ownership of disputed islands the South China Sea, an issue that has strained relations in the region.

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Week Of Damage Control For Jeb Bush And Hillary Clinton

Sat, 2015-05-16 03:47

It's been a tough political week for Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton on issues of Iraq and Clinton Foundation funding. Political editor Ron Elving talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the implications.

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Red Tape Slows Control System That Could Have Saved Speeding Train

Sat, 2015-05-16 03:47

Investigators say the control network would have prevented this week's crash, and Amtrak vows to have it implemented by the 2016 deadline. But technical and bureaucratic hurdles are holding others up.

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Will Israel Charge Soldiers In Gaza Civilian Deaths?

Sat, 2015-05-16 03:47

Israel is investigating potential criminal actions by its troops last summer during the war against Hamas in Gaza, including three attacks that killed nearly 50 civilians taking refuge in schools.

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Words Of Wisdom: Commencement Speeches Are Back

Sat, 2015-05-16 03:13

Grad speeches are underway. Kanye West, Mary Karr and Michelle Obama offer advice on expressing opinions, fear and being black in America.

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What If Americans Ate Like South Africans And Vice Versa?

Sat, 2015-05-16 03:03

In a two-week diet swap, they got burgers and fries. We got kale salad and corn porridge. Guess whose bowels fared better?

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Egyptian Court Sentences Ousted President Morsi To Death

Sat, 2015-05-16 02:09

Morsi was sentenced to death over his part in a mass prison break that took place during the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

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