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Amtrak train was speeding 50 mph over limit when it derailed

The Amtrak train that derailed in Washington state, killing at least three people on board, was speeding at 80 miles per hour on a curved stretch of …

Liberating Mosul from ISIS left more than 9,000 civilians dead: report

MOSUL, Iraq — Mosul’s liberation led to the deaths of 9,000 to 11,000 people and a civilian casualty rate nearly 10 times higher than previously reported, morgue records show.<p>The number killed in the 9-month battle to liberate the city from the Islamic State has not been acknowledged by the …

North Korean soldier defects across demilitarized zone

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> A young, "low-ranking" North Korean soldier defected to South Korea across the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between the two countries early Thursday morning, South Korea said.<p>The soldier, aged in his late teens or early 20s, was carrying a personal firearm when he crossed the …

‘We are all just mind-boggled:’ scenes from the total solar eclipse of 2017

For one brief moment, day became night.<p>And the sun was replaced by a black circle — ringed on all sides with gleaming white fire.<p>As the Great American Eclipse made landfall in the tiny coastal town of Newport, Ore., the rowdy crowd that gathered on its beach was stunned by the sight into an eerie …

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Life without power in Puerto Rico — and no end in sight

This browser is not fully supported. Please update for the best experience.<p>SinLuz<p>Life Without Power<p>By Arelis R. Hernández, Whitney Leaming<p>and Zoeann Murphy<p>Published December 14, 2017<p>Scroll to continue<p>This presentation has sound. Scroll to continue.<p>Puerto Rico’s <i>apagón</i>, or “super blackout,” is the …

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Some States May Take FCC To Court Over Net Neutrality Move

State attorneys general may take legal action against the Federal Communications Commission if it goes ahead and repeals net neutrality. Steve Inskeep talks to Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>Some states may take the FCC to court. The Federal Communications …

Hurricane Irma Winds Down, Leaving a Trail of Destruction and Broken Records

Irma finally weakened to just a big storm Monday night, 10 days after it became a hurricane and started on a destructive and powerful path that killed 40 people in the Caribbean and the Southeastern United States.<p>By 6 a.m. ET Tuesday, Irma was about 65 miles southwest of Atlanta. Its top winds were …

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