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July 23, 2014 | NPR · A number of major airlines have suspended service to and from Tel Aviv as the fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza intensifies. That's leaving passengers to find other arrangements.
 
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July 23, 2014 | NPR · Vice President Joe Biden has been traveling the country to learn about the best ways to train workers. He announced the results Tuesday as the president signed a workforce training bill into law.
 
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July 23, 2014 | NPR · Congress is supposed to hold U.S. spy agencies accountable. But as Edward Snowden's disclosures revealed, intelligence officials have not always provided a full or accurate picture.
 

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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Two weeks into the conflict in the Gaza Strip, more than 600 Palestinians — mostly civilians — and 29 Israelis have been killed. Two recent Israeli strikes, on a school and a hospital, reflect the scope of Israel's offensive.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · U.S. airlines have canceled flights to Israel after reports of Hamas rockets landing near Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · Secretary of State John Kerry has finished his first full day in Cairo, where he's trying to help forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
 

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July 19, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.
 

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July 20, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from correspondent Corey Flintoff at the site of last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Eastern Ukraine.
 

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train derailments

Jul 15, 2014 — The morning rush-hour crash wounded more than 160 people, some of them severely, and killed at least 21 others, officials say. The train had been moving at more than 40 mph when it suddenly stopped.
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Mar 14, 2014 — The Federal Railroad Administration launched an investigation after a derailment in December that killed four passengers and injured 70.
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Dec 30, 2013 — A train carrying oil collided with one carrying soybeans, causing multiple explosions and a fire in the town of Casselton, about 10 miles west of Fargo.
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Dec 4, 2013 — The investigation into the Bronx train crash that killed four people Sunday will continue without the direct involvement of the rail employees union. The move came after the union's leader told the media that the train's engineer "basically nodded" moments before a catastrophic derailment.
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Dec 3, 2013 — Four people were killed and more than 60 were injured when the commuter train derailed Sunday. Investigators say they've found no problems with its brakes. They reported earlier that it entered a curve going 82 mph — more than 50 mph more than the speed limit.
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Dec 2, 2013 — The Sunday morning derailment killed four people and injured at least 60. Investigators say the train was moving at 82 mph when it entered a curve where the speed limit was 30 mph. The throttle was cut and brakes were applied "very late in the game," an NTSB official says.
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Jul 24, 2013 — The train, carrying 218 passengers, was traveling on a high-speed rail between Madrid and Ferrol, when it derailed. Images on TV showed bodies strewn near the rails, as emergency personnel attempted to rescue others stuck inside the mangled remains of commuter train carriages.
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Jul 11, 2013 — Twenty bodies have been recovered so far. Authorities hold out little hope that any of the 30 other people missing after Saturday's train derailments and explosions are still alive.
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May 31, 2013 — New video has emerged of Tuesday's freight train derailment near Baltimore, Md., that caused a huge explosion and led to the area being evacuated. Many people captured the crash's aftermath on camera.
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Nov 30, 2012 — A bridge collapse sent at least four tank cars into a creek. They reportedly contain vinyl chloride and at least one of the cars is reportedly leaking. Residents have been told to stay inside and roads to the area have been closed.
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