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Should Trains Have Seat Belts? Question Debated Amid Amtrak Crash

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Should trains have seat belts? This hotly debated question has come into play a lot more lately after Tuesday’s fatal Amtrak crash in Philadelphia. Transportation experts have asked this question too in the past, in studies that cite a mix ...

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Consumer Mentality Sets The Stage For $15 Minimum Wage Across US

Consumer Mentality Pushing For 15 Minimum Wage

Scottsdale, Arizona – The cries for a higher minimum wage and an increased standard of living for the country’s poorest families have been heard from coast to coast. Some industries are working toward the goal of a $15 minimum hourly ...

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Indonesia Executes 8 Drug Smugglers With Firing Squads This Week

Joko Widodo

Nusa Kambangan Island, Indonesia – Some countries take a hard stance against drug abuse and drug smuggling, but few are as ruthless and cold as Indonesia. Once convicted of a drug-related crime, most prisoners will end up paying with their ...

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Ringling Bros. Begins 4-Day Run After A Year Long Hiatus

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Just one year ago, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus were performing in Rhode Island when eight acrobats suspended by their hair plummeted to the ground before a crowd of thousands of people. A single metal clip that held ...

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2 Former Police Officers To Be Sentenced In Controversial Taser Case

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Two former Marion, South Carolina police officers will be sentenced Monday for shocking a mentally disabled woman at least eight times with a Taser without giving her further orders. Both Eric Walters and Franklin Brown will be sentenced on federal charges Monday. ...

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Connecticut Teen Forced Into Chemotherapy Released From Hospital

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A Connecticut teen who was forced by courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer has finished treatment and is expected to be released from the hospital. The teen, identified in court documents only as Cassandra C., told The Associated Press ...

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Alabama Death Row Inmate Challenges His Conviction

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Earlier this month, Anthony Ray Hinton, who spent 28 years on Alabama’s death row for two murders despite claiming his innocence, walked out a free man after prosecutors admitted they couldn’t prove he was guilty. Now another Alabama death row ...

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1 Rescued, 1 Dead After Fierce Squall Strikes Mobile Bay Regatta

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One person has been confirmed dead while other sailors are still unaccounted for after a fierce squall struck an annual Mobile Bay regatta. Families of the missing sailors have gathered at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab to await word on their ...

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