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TSA Head Reassigned After Investigation Reveals Procedural Failings

The acting head of the Transportation Security Administration has been reassigned after a covert investigation found serious failings in security screening procedures.
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NTSB, Amtrak Heads Testify Before Congress On Philadelphia Derailment

Three weeks after the deadly Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia, the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board and the head of Amtrak testified Tuesday on Capitol Hill.
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Questions Remain About Airbag Recall After Takata Testifies Before House

Auto parts supplier Takata has agreed to modify the way it makes airbags. Takata and government safety officials were on Capitol Hill Tuesday to answer questions about the massive recall effort. Some 34 million vehicles need to have new airbags installed.
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Jean Ritchie, Singer Known As 'The Mother Of Folk,' Dies At 92

The Ritchies were one of the great folk song families of the Appalachians. They favored ballads and Jean Ritchie became a master, preferring to sing unaccompanied in a striking, crystalline voice. Alan Lomax recorded her, and she was known as "The Mother of Folk." Ritchie died Monday at 92.
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U.S., Cuban Soccer Teams Face-Off In Havana

History will be made in Havana on Tuesday when the New York Cosmos take on the Cuban National Team in a soccer match. It's the first time a U.S. professional sports team will play in Cuba since the two countries opened diplomatic ties in December.
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Obama Awards Posthumous Medals Of Honor To Two World War I Veterans

President Obama awarded posthumous Medals of Honor, the nation's highest award for combat bravery, on Tuesday to World War I veterans Henry Johnson and William Shemin.
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Indiana's HIV Outbreak Leads To Reversal On Needle Exchanges

Scott County's needle exchange program is part of a response to the largest HIV outbreak in Indiana history. After a slow start in April, the needle exchange is drawing users and community support.
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Senate Approves USA Freedom Act, After Amendments Fail

"It protects civil liberties and our national security," President Obama says. "I'll sign it as soon as I get it."

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Who's The Candidate Of The Future?

People always say they want change in elections, but who represents that change? A new poll sheds some light on who does — and who does not.
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Slavery, Famine And The Politics of Pie: What Civil War Recipes Reveal

From recipes for apple pie without apples to advice on how to treat servants, the era's cookbooks hint at the turbulence outside the kitchen window. Indeed, food helped decide the war's outcome.

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