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Senate Commerce Committee member Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. displays the parts and function of a defective airbag made by Takata of Japan that has been linked to multiple deaths and injuries in cars driven in the US, during the committee's hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. displays the parts and function of a defective airbag made by Takata of Japan. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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Takata air bag recall doubles to nearly 34 million

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, a move that will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the largest auto recall in U.S. history.

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The Norwegian cruise ship Norwegian Dawn, lies aground near Bermuda's North Channel (Akil Simmons/The Royal Gazette photo via AP)
The Norwegian cruise ship Norwegian Dawn, lies aground near Bermuda's North Channel (Akil Simmons/The Royal Gazette photo via AP)
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Freed from reef off Bermuda, cruise ship awaits inspection

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A cruise ship carrying nearly 3,500 passengers and crew spent the early hours of Wednesday anchored off Bermuda after being grounded on a reef close to the British island.

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The American Cancer Society has dubbed this Friday as 'No Fry Day' and is encouraging people to take steps to prevent sunburn. (George Doyle, ThinkStock)
The American Cancer Society has dubbed this Friday as 'No Fry Day' and is encouraging people to take steps to prevent sunburn. (George Doyle, ThinkStock)
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‘Don’t Fry Day’ encourages sun safety

As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, the unofficial start to summer is upon us and the American Cancer Society along with the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention is designating this Friday as "Don't Fry Day" to encourage sun safety.

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Amtrak Resumes Service On Busy Northeast Corridor After Deadly Train Crash
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Unions urge Amtrak to put 2nd crew member in locomotives

The union for Amtrak's locomotive engineers urged the railroad on Tuesday to put a second crew member at the controls of trains on the busy Northeast Corridor, where a derailment killed eight people and injured more than 200 others.

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House passes another temporary fix for federal highway fund

States would continue to receive highway and transit aid for another two months under a bill the House passed Tuesday, the 12th such temporary patch in six years and a reflection of lawmakers' lack of consensus on how to solve the nation's infrastructure financing woes.

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This combination of booking photos provided by the McLennan County Sheriff's office shows people arrested during the motorcycle gang related shooting at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Top row from left; Ray Allen, Brian Brincks, Salvador Campos, Richard Cantu and David Cepeda. Middle row from left; Bohar Crump, James David, James Devoll, Matthew Folse and Juan Garcia. Bottom row from left; Mario Gonzalez, James Gray, Jim Harris, Michael Herring and Tommy Jennings.  (McLennan County Sheriff's Office via AP)
This combination of booking photos provided by the McLennan County Sheriff's office shows people arrested during the motorcycle gang related shooting at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Top row from left; Ray Allen, Brian Brincks, Salvador Campos, Richard Cantu and David Cepeda. Middle row from left; Bohar Crump, James David, James Devoll, Matthew Folse and Juan Garcia. Bottom row from left; Mario Gonzalez, James Gray, Jim Harris, Michael Herring and Tommy Jennings. (McLennan County Sheriff's Office via AP)
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Motorcycle gang shootout started with parking dispute

WACO, Texas (AP) -- A deadly weekend shootout involving rival motorcycle gangs apparently began with a parking dispute and someone running over a gang member's foot, police said Tuesday.

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U.S. troops take positions as an amphibious assault vehicle maneuvers during a military drill
U.S. troops take positions as an amphibious assault vehicle maneuvers during a military drill (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
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House panel unveils $578.6 billion for defense spending

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House panel that decides defense spending unveiled a $578.6 billion blueprint on Tuesday that fully funds a 2.3 percent pay raise for military men and women, prevents the retirement of the A-10 aircraft that protects ground troops and funds the U.S. fight against terrorism.

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Matthew Apperson, 35 of Winter Springs, Fla., makes a first appearance in Seminole County court at the John E Polk correctional facility in Sanford, Fla
Matthew Apperson, 35 of Winter Springs, Fla., makes a first appearance in Seminole County court at the John E Polk correctional facility in Sanford, Fla (Joshua C. Cruey/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
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Shooter was fixated on George Zimmerman, police report says

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man charged with shooting at George Zimmerman last week had "a fixation" on the former neighborhood watch leader and had recently been admitted to a mental institution, according to a police report made public Tuesday.

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(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Christie defends low poll numbers

An interesting spin on Gov. Chris Christie's historically low poll numbers here in New Jersey.

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The broken windwhield of an Amtrak train after a derailment in Philadelphia.
The broken windwhield of an Amtrak train after a derailment in Philadelphia. (Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
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Investigators uncertain anything hit train before derailment

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Federal authorities said they are uncertain if anything struck the windshield of an Amtrak train before it derailed in Philadelphia last week, but they have not ruled out the possibility.

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