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Brandon Bostian (Huy Richard Mach/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
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Feds trying to determine if Amtrak engineer was using phone

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Federal investigators say they're still trying to determine whether an Amtrak engineer used his cellphone at the controls of the train in a deadly derailment in Philadelphia.

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President Barack Obama is introduced at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduation in New London, Conn
President Barack Obama is introduced at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduation in New London, Conn AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Obama – Climate change deniers endanger national security

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Wednesday the threat posed by climate change is evident all around and that those who deny the "indisputable" science that it is real are putting at risk the security of the United States and the military sworn to defend it.

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Bin Laden Documents
A translated copy of an application to join Osama bin Laden's terrorist network is photographed in Washington, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. (AP Photo)
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Bin Laden papers include loving notes, terrorist application

During his years in hiding, Osama bin Laden urged followers to concentrate on attacking Americans and wrote bittersweet letters to one of his wives and his children, according to documents released Wednesday by U.S. intelligence officials.

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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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Traffic jam
Maciej Korzekwa, ThinkStock
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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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