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Report: Fatal crash wouldn’t have happened with proper backup

Unions and workers have been campaigning for years to keep 2-person crews on all freight and passenger trains, citing safety reasons.

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Flint doctor awarded for exposing poisoned water; three officials get charged

Meanwhile, the lead content of Flint water remains way above safe levels, and people are forced to use bottled water for drinking.

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Dead miners’ families react to coal criminal Blankenship’s 12 month jail sentence

Convicted coal criminal Don Blankenship appeared in federal court for sentencing before U.S. District Judge Irene Berger last Wednesday.

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Running Michigan like a business: Flint’s children damaged for life

The EPA tried over and over again to get Snyder to take measures that would neutralize the lead leaching into the water from the pipes.

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Immigrants in Texas: ICE detention center is “the dog pound”

Yanira Lopez Lucas and her children are among the Central American refugees who have made the dangerous journey across the border to escape violence and turmoil.

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Climate Disobedience Center defends oil blockaders -- and so many others

In the face of increasing fossil fuel disasters and legal crackdowns on civil disobedience, the need for this organization and others like it has never been greater.

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GOP won't let go: continues hitting Planned Parenthood and Obamacare

Not even the domestic terrorist attack on the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado has slowed down the momentum to defund the organization.

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Allegiant Air pilot fired for evacuating passengers from smoking plane

"The single most important responsibility a pilot has is to protect the safety of his passengers and flight crew."

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Here’s why close collaboration between NSA and AT&T matters

New disclosures about the NSA's partnership with AT&T could reignite constitutional challenges to the spy agency's efforts to wiretap the Internet.

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Republicans lying about train safety funding

By mid-day Thursday, at least seven people were dead with more than 200 injured, in the wake of Tuesday's Amtrak train derailment.

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