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Gov. Christie delivers a speech in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Gov. Christie delivers a speech in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (Bloomberg)
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Christie to call for larger military, more US intervention

Making the case for a more active U.S. presence overseas, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will call for a larger military and a boost in defense spending while defending the government's intelligence-collection efforts, in a speech Monday setting forth his foreign policy approach.

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An Amtrak train travels northbound from 30th Street Station, Monday, May 18, 2015 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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Amtrak trains rolling on busy Northeast Corridor as passengers file suit

Amtrak trains began rolling between New York and Philadelphia early Monday, the first time in almost a week following a deadly crash in Philadelphia, and officials vowed to have safer trains and tracks while investigators worked to determine the cause of the derailment.

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Twitter logo (Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)
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Obama gets his own @POTUS account, joins Twitter age

President Barack Obama is embracing short-form communication. Twitter has a new (at)POTUS account.

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People leave a restaurant next to a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas
People leave a restaurant next to a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)
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Heightened security in Waco after deadly biker gang shootout

WACO, Texas (AP) -- Police were on alert Monday for any retaliatory attacks after a chaotic shootout between rival biker gangs left nine people dead and at least 18 more wounded outside a Texas restaurant.

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Airplane on landing
Airplane on landing (David Ramos/Getty Images)
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Security expert says he hacked into plane’s engine

A computer security expert admitted to the FBI that he was able to take control of an airplane's engines according to court documents.

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Barack Obama
FILE - In a Thursday, May 14, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama holds a news conference at Camp David in Maryland. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
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Obama bans some military-style equipment provided to police

In a surprise announcement coming nine months after police in riot gear dispelled racially charged protests, President Barack Obama is banning the federal government from providing some military-style equipment to local departments and putting stricter controls on other weapons and gear distributed to law enforcement.

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Air Force Station Crash
Debris rises as a Marine Corps Osprey aircraft, not pictured, makes a hard landing on Bellows Air Force Station on Sunday, May 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Kimberly Hynd)
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1 dead, 21 hurt as plane carrying Marines crashes in Hawaii

Smoke and fire rushed from a crash site in Hawaii after a U.S. Marine Osprey went down in a "hard landing," killing one Marine and injuring 21 other people, some critically.

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House GOP plans 2-month extension of highway funds

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans introduced a two-month extension of the federal highway and mass transit program Friday, barely two weeks before the government's authority to help finance projects around the country expires.

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Chris Christie
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at an event at the University of New Hampshire in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, May 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Christie plans to unveil college affordability plan

Gov. Chris Christie says he plans to announce in the near future a detailed proposal for making college more affordable and to ensure that institutions of higher education are matching students' skills to the needs of employers.

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Emergency personnel work at the scene of a deadly train wreck in Philadelphia
Emergency personnel work at the scene of a deadly train wreck in Philadelphia (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Conflicting reports on object striking derailed train probed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- As repair crews work to restore rail service following the deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, investigators are trying to determine the reason for the train's acceleration and sorting through conflicting reports about an object striking its windshield.

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