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This circa 1968 photo made available by the Library of Congress shows the Dock Bridge over the Passaic River in Newark
This circa 1968 photo made available by the Library of Congress shows the Dock Bridge over the Passaic River in Newark (Library of Congress via AP)
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America’s premier rail superhighway is slowly falling apart

The rails of the Northeast Corridor are decaying, increasingly strained - and moving more people than ever around the nation's most densely populated region.

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Five-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield, left, is declared the winner against Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney during a charity fight night event in Salt Lake City.
Five-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield, left, is declared the winner against Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney during a charity fight night event in Salt Lake City.(Kristin Murphy/Deseret News via AP)
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‘Sting like a butterfly’ – Holyfield jabs Romney for charity

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and five-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield squared off in the ring at a charity fight night event in Salt Lake City.

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Workers labor on the site where a deadly train derailment occurred earlier in the week in Philadelphia
Workers labor on the site where a deadly train derailment occurred earlier in the week in Philadelphia (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Deadly Amtrak wreck shows safety still dependent on engineer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The deadly Amtrak wreck has made it clear that despite the train industry's widespread use of electronic signals, sensors and warning systems, safety still sometimes comes down to the knowledge and experience of the engineer at the controls.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (AP Photo/FBI, File)
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Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death

BOSTON (AP) — A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a "kid" who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother.

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Lt. Gen. John E. Wissler, right, speaks during a press meet in Kathmandu, Nepal
Lt. Gen. John E. Wissler, right, speaks during a press meet in Kathmandu, Nepal (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
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Marines from Kansas, Arizona were on Nepal helicopter

PHOENIX (AP) -- The people aboard a Marine helicopter that crashed in earthquake-ravaged Nepal included a military videographer from Arizona and a pilot from Kansas who was flying disaster relief supplies.

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Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., hold a news conference outside New York's Penn Station
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., hold a news conference outside New York's Penn Station (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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Schumer calls House Speaker Boehner ignorant about rail safety

NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer accused House Speaker John Boehner of "massive ignorance" about rail safety on Friday and announced another push to get Congress to pay for train safety technology and infrastructure improvements in the wake of Amtrak's deadly derailment.

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U.S. Navy midshipmen salute as the casket carrying the remains of U.S. Naval Academy midshipman Justin Zemser passes during his funeral service
U.S. Navy midshipmen salute as the casket carrying the remains of U.S. Naval Academy midshipman Justin Zemser passes during his funeral service (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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Officer says midshipman killed in derailment was phenomenal man

 HEWLETT, N.Y. (AP) -- A U.S. Naval Academy midshipman killed in this week's Amtrak derailment was remembered Friday as a rising star who inspired others and "put everyone before himself."

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Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, left, and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, right, listen as Amtrak CEO, Joseph Boardman expresses his sorrow near the site of a deadly train derailment
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, left, and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, right, listen as Amtrak CEO, Joseph Boardman expresses his sorrow near the site of a deadly train derailment in Philadelphia (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Wreckage is removed from Amtrak crash site

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The last wrecked railcars from the deadly Amtrak accident were removed Friday as investigators tried to figure out why the train sped up from 70 mph to over 100 mph in the minute before it went into a sharp bend.

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President Barack Obama, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson stand for a moment of silence at the 34th Annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service in Washington D.C.
President Barack Obama, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson stand for a moment of silence at the 34th Annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service in Washington D.C. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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Obama calls for healing of rifts between police, communities

WASHINGTON (AP) -- With police under increasing scrutiny after the highly publicized deaths of black suspects, President Barack Obama called on Americans Friday to honor law enforcement "heroes" by working harder to heal rifts with communities they serve.

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Chris Christie
In this May 12, 2015, photo, Gov. Chris Christie addresses a crowd during a town hall style event at an American Legion post, in Pembroke, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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Is Christie charming New Hampshire voters?

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie isn't yet officially running for president. But it's clear he and his team are staking his likely bid for the GOP nomination on success in New Hampshire and its first-in-the-nation primary.

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