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General Motors cars are displayed at a California dealership (David McNew/Getty Images)
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Congressman takes aim at vehicle recall policies

In 2014, 64 million vehicles were recalled and that is a record. Last week, a reportedly fatal airbag defect resulted in almost 34 million vehicles being recalled in what was the largest recall of any consumer product in U.S. history. One New Jersey congressman said lessons should be learned and he demanded action on his legislation to improve safety and bolster consumer protection.

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Emergency personnel work the scene of a deadly Amtrak train wreck in Philadelphia
Emergency personnel work the scene of a deadly Amtrak train wreck in Philadelphia (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek, File)
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Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotives

Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers, a move that follows a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are searching for clues to the train engineer's actions before the crash.

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Court won’t lift hold on Obama immigration action

A federal appeals court refused Tuesday to lift a temporary hold on President Barack Obama's executive action that could shield as many as 5 million immigrants illegally living in the U.S. from deportation.

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Pamela Smart (WMUR Television via AP, File)
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Author of Pamela Smart-inspired book asks for her parole

A woman whose book "To Die For" was inspired by the case of Pamela Smart, who plotted with her teenage lover to kill her husband, is asking the governor to consider parole.

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Rising floodwaters at Shoal Creek in Austin, Texas
Rising floodwaters at Shoal Creek in Austin, Texas ( Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images)
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Search resumes for those missing in Texas floodwaters

WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Recovery teams resumed the search Tuesday for 12 people who are missing after a rain-swollen river carried a Texas vacation home off its foundation and slammed it into a bridge downstream.

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Entrance to the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Grand Forks, North Dakota
Entrance to the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Grand Forks, North Dakota (Google Street View)
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Gunman, 1 other, killed in North Dakota Wal-Mart shooting

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Two people, including the gunman, died and another person was injured in a shooting early Tuesday at a Wal-Mart Supercenter store in Grand Forks, North Dakota, police said.

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Christie surprises in southern straw poll

Political analysts are taking note of a strong fourth place finish by Gov. Chris Christie in the latest Southern GOP Conference straw poll.

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In this May 12, 2015, photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a crowd at an event in Pembroke, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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Christie wants to banish America’s cynics

As Gov. Chris Christie continues to travel the county talking about a range of topics including national defense, entitlement reform and economic policy, he's also taking on America's cynics.

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AP source: Cleveland reaches deal with Justice on policing

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior federal law enforcement official says Cleveland has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over a pattern of excessive force and civil rights violations by the city's police department.

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Members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) place a flag in front of each headstone at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Thursday, May 21, 2015. "Flags In" is an annual tradition that is reserved for The Old Guard since its designation as the Army’s official ceremonial unit in 1948. They conduct the mission annually at Arlington National Cemetery and the U.S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery prior to Memorial Day to honor the nation’s fallen military heroes. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) place a flag in front of each headstone at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Thursday, May 21, 2015. "Flags In" is an annual tradition that is reserved for The Old Guard since its designation as the Army’s official ceremonial unit in 1948. They conduct the mission annually at Arlington National Cemetery and the U.S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery prior to Memorial Day to honor the nation’s fallen military heroes. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Obama pays tribute to fallen service members at Arlington

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- President Barack Obama paid tribute Monday to Americans who died in battle, saying people their fellow citizens must "never stop trying to fully repay them" for their sacrifice and noting this is first Memorial Day in 14 years without U.S. forces involved in a major ground war.

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