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US Issues Emergency Safety Order After Canada Railroad Disaster

Posted: 08/03/2013 - Acting in the wake of the rail disaster that killed more than 40 people in Quebec last month, U.S. railway safety officials issued an emergency order late Friday toughening standards for securing unattended trains carrying hazardous materials.

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FDA Names Taylor Farms As Source In Parasite Outbreak

Posted: 08/03/2013 - Taylor Farms of Mexico, a division of a California-based produce supplier whose greens go to national restaurants including Red Lobster and Olive Garden, shipped parasite-tainted salad mix that has sickened hundreds in Nebraska and Iowa, U.S. health officials said Friday.

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Germany Nixes Surveillance Pact With US, Britain

Posted: 08/02/2013 - The German government has canceled a Cold War-era surveillance pact with the United States and Britain following concerns about their alleged electronic eavesdropping in Germany.

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National Beef Recall

Updated: 08/01/2013 - A Kansas based company is recalling more than 50,000 pounds of beef that could be contaminated with E. Coli.

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Breast-Feeding Rates Up

Updated: 07/31/2013 - Health officials say breast-feeding rates continue to inch up. Now more than 3 in 4 mothers try to breast-feed their newborns.

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Leahy, NSA Clash Over Number Of Thwarted Plots

Posted: 07/31/2013 - Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy and the Obama administration are clashing over how many terrorist plots might have been thwarted through the secret collection of Americans' phone records since 2006.

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Al-Qaida: We Will Try To Free Guantanamo Inmates

Posted: 07/31/2013 - Al-Qaida's leader says a prisoners' hunger strike in Guantanamo Bay has revealed the "odious" face of America and claims that the terror network will spare no effort to free prisoners held at the US military-run detention center in Cuba.

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Weiner Won't Quit NYC Mayoral Race

Posted: 07/31/2013 - New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner has released a new campaign video saying he won't quit the race.

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Facebook Refuses UN Request On Somali Pirates

Posted: 07/31/2013 - United Nations investigators hoped they would get some help from Facebook when they asked to see information on suspected pirates operating in Somalia.

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Judge: 3 Penn State Ex-Officials To Stand Trial

Posted: 07/30/2013 - Penn State's ex-president and two former top school administrators were ordered Tuesday to stand trial on charges accusing them of a cover-up in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

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FDA Warning Might Be Cited In Afghan Slayings Case

Posted: 07/30/2013 - A lawyer for an American soldier set to be sentenced for killing 16 Afghan civilians may cite a new Food and Drug Administration warning about the psychiatric side effects of an anti-malarial drug used by U.S. troops.

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Obama Challenges GOP To Accept Corporate Tax Deal

Posted: 07/30/2013 - Seeking to ease Washington gridlock, President Barack Obama on Tuesday challenged Republicans to accept a new fiscal deal to cut corporate tax rates in exchange for more government spending on jobs programs.

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Sentencing Phase Begins For Bradley Manning In WikiLeaks Case

Updated: 07/31/2013 - U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning has been acquitted of aiding the enemy for giving classified secrets to WikiLeaks, but he was convicted of five espionage counts, five theft charges, a computer fraud charge and other military infractions.

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Spain Investigators: Train Conductor Was On Phone

Updated: 07/30/2013 - A Spanish court says "black box" data recorders show that a train conductor was on the phone and traveling at 95 mph (153 kph), almost twice the speed limit, when the vehicle derailed, killing 79 people.

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