A Boeing 787 performs a demonstration flight in 2013. Battery fires, software failures and incomplete pieces have plagued the new high-tech plane. Francois Mori/AP hide caption

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Problems Linger For Boeing's Flagship 787 Airliner

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Amtrak trains on the Empire Builder route, which stops in Williston, N.D., have been facing long delays. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Amtrak Fights Big Oil For Use Of The Rails

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Documents Reveal Decades Of Child Abuse Among Some Chicago Priests

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Great Lakes Solution To Asian Carp Issue Would Be Costly

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Midwestern States Sort Through Aftermath Of Scores Of Tornadoes

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An expert FAA advisory committee has recommended that airline passengers be allowed to use most personal electronic devices below 10,000 feet. Leonardo Patrizi/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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FAA May Stop Making You Power Off Those Electronics

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Chicago Blackhawks Are Stanley Cup Champs

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Blackhawks Continue Impressive Point Streak

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The Travails Of Cutting State Taxes

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Illinois union members and supporters rally at the state Capitol on Thursday against legislation that would try to control the state's pension-fund shortfall by, in part, reducing pension benefits. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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Illinois Claws At Mountain Of Unfunded Pension Liability

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"We're holding up the best that we can" after Friday's shootings, says Sandy Hook volunteer firefighter Anthony "Chip" Carpenter. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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For Sandy Hook's First Responders, Trauma Lingers With Painful Reminders

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Superstorm Sandy caused massive beach erosion and damage to the Jersey shore. Some people say the beach restoration work, which will largely be paid for with federal tax dollars, will mostly help to protect expensive homes for the wealthy — people who have free access to the beach — while most communities would still be charging fees for public access. Doug Mills/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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N.J. Spars Over Free Beach Access Post-Sandy

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Paramedics treat multiple gunshot victims in Chicago in August. Devlin Brown, Chicago Tribune/MCT/Landov hide caption

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In Chicago, Violence Soars And Witnesses Go Silent

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Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin greets supporters at a campaign rally for President Obama on Nov. 3 in Milwaukee. Baldwin became the first openly gay candidate to win a U.S. Senate seat. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Win In Wis. A 'Turning Point' For Gay Rights

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