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8 Bodies Recovered From U.S. Helicopter Crash Site In Nepal

The Huey UH-1 chopper went down east of the capital Kathmandu on Tuesday while coordinating disaster relief to the quake-stricken Himalayan country.
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Amtrak Ordered To Take Steps To Improve Safety

The Federal Railroad Administration has instructed Amtrak to install new automatic control systems on its northbound trains near the area of this week's derailment and to assess risks at all curves.
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Water Logged: Firm Reclaims Timber Lost To Maine's Frigid Rivers

Before the nation had highways, loggers moved timber by floating it down rivers. But not all logs made it downstream to saw mills. In Maine, one company is giving the underwater timber new life.
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RedState Advises Less Meat-Throwing, More Substance In GOP Campaigns

RedState blogger Erick Erickson has asked Republican candidates at his conservative summit to focus on what they would do to shape the nation, rather than bash President Obama and each other.
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U.S. Troops Kill Senior ISIS Commander In Syria

The U.S. says that Abu Sayyaf, a senior leader of the self-declared Islamic State, was killed during a U.S. military operation authorized by President Obama.
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Tensions In South China Sea Loom Over Kerry Visit

Secretary of State John Kerry underscored U.S. concerns over China's claim to ownership of disputed islands in the South China Sea, an issue that has strained relations in the region.
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Week Of Damage Control For Jeb Bush And Hillary Clinton

It's been a tough political week for Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton on issues of Iraq and Clinton Foundation funding. Political editor Ron Elving talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the implications.
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Red Tape Slows Control System That Could Have Saved Speeding Train

Investigators say the control network would have prevented this week's crash, and Amtrak vows to have it implemented by the 2016 deadline. But technical and bureaucratic hurdles are holding others up.
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Amtrak Train May Have Been Struck By Object Before Crash

Federal investigators are still trying to work out how an Amtrak train derailed, killing eight people on Tuesday evening. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with former Amtrak President David Hughes.
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What If Americans Ate Like South Africans And Vice Versa?

In a two-week diet swap, they got burgers and fries. We got kale salad and corn porridge. Guess whose bowels fared better?

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