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Poorly Maintained Signs Could Have Helped Cause Baltimore Train Derailment

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In Maryland, a preliminary report on last month's train derailment in Rosedale says poorly maintained road signs for failing to warn the driver of the truck that caused the accident.

The National Transportation Safety Board's investigators found stop signs, faded and displaced, at the rail grade crossing near an industrial area of White Marsh, Maryland. where the crash occurred, including one that was upside down and facing away from traffic.

The report says the driver of a trash truck, 50-year-old John Alban Jr., did not stop at the grade crossing.

The report, released today detailed the May 28th collision between a CSX train and the truck caused 15 cars to derail, followed by an explosion and fire. The explosion, according to the report, caused further damage of buildings as far as a mile away.

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A Sense Of Self: What Happens When Your Brain Says You Don't Exist

In his new book, The Man Who Wasn't There, Anil Ananthaswamy examines the ways people think of themselves — and how those perceptions can be distorted by certain brain conditions.
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Beyond Brothels: Farms And Fisheries Are Frontier Of Human Trafficking

The State Department's annual human trafficking report this year gives special attention to slavery in agriculture and fishing. Human rights advocates say there's much work to be done to fight it.
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Political Campaigns Go Social, But Email Is Still King

Campaigns are Periscoping, Tweeting, Facebooking, Snapchatting and Instagramming. But campaigns and strategists say the biggest bang comes from new ways of using the ol' email list.
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As Twitter Flirts With Hearts, Will You Miss The Stars?

A different Twitter greeted some users when they logged on Tuesday as the social media company tries to win more hearts — and users.

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