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A First: City Council In Austin, Texas, Has A Majority Of Women

Training was arranged for city employees on how to deal with women. Experts said women ask a lot of questions. The Austin American-Statesman quotes an academic who called that "benevolent sexism."
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Police Say Mass. Man Went 'All Davy Crockett' On Bear

A man in North Adams, Mass., wanted bears off his property. Police say he got drunk and pulled out his axe. Authorities advise residents not to chase bears through the woods drunk with a dull tool.
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Positive Train Control: The Tech That Could've Prevented Amtrak Derailment

The Amtrak passenger train was going more than 100 miles an hour when it derailed north of Philadelphia. Positive train control could have automatically slowed the train down on that stretch of rail.
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Feds Probe Failure To Collect Mine Safety Penalties After NPR Report

The Labor Department's investigation follows an NPR/Mine Safety and Health News series about the failure of federal regulators to collect millions in safety penalties at the nation's mines.
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NTSB Probe Focuses On Speed In Amtrak Derailment In Philadelphia

Investigators want to know why the Amtrak train that derailed Tuesday night was traveling at a speed of over 100 miles an hour into a curve where the speed limit is just 50.
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GOP Presidential Hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio Releases Foreign Policy Plan

Foreign policy has become a big issue in the 2016 presidential race. On Wednesday, Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio laid out his vision. Critics say Rubio's plan isn't very detailed.
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Safety Is The First Responsibility, Former Railroad Engineer Says

The Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia is raising a lot of questions about safety. Doug Riddell, a retired locomotive engineer, says, "The first responsibility of any railroader is safety."
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NTSB Investigators Plan To Interview Engineer Of Derailed Amtrak Train

Investigators are sifting through the wreckage trying to determine what caused the deadly accident. The NTSB says the train was traveling more than twice the recommended speed for the area.
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Calif. Bottled Water Plants Are Scrutinized During Severe Drought

Companies like Nestle are being eyed for how and where they're drawing the water. Steve Inskeep talks to Ian James, a reporter with The Desert Sun Newspaper in Palm Springs, Calif.
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A Database Of All Things Brainy

Researchers in Seattle are busy cataloging what scientists have learned. For now that includes detailed information on 240 mouse cells. Next up: a data trove of details on human brain cells.

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