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A Brightline train approaches a railroad crossing on Jan. 18, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In its first two years, more than 40 people have been killed by Brightline trains on tracks and at rail crossings. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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Florida's Brightline Railroad Is Nation's Deadliest After High Rate Of Track Deaths

In its first two years, 40 people have been killed on tracks by the passenger line. Florida officials are concerned, but Brightline says suicides and people using drugs make up most of the deaths.

The Thinking Behind China's Quarantines ... And (Illegal) Village Blockades

A blockade erected by villagers just outside the city of Nanchang, Jiangxi. The sign says "outside people and cars forbidden from entering." Residents say hundreds of migrant workers returned from Wuhan for the lunar new year holiday and are now not allowed to leave. Emily Feng/NPR hide caption

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The Thinking Behind China's Quarantines ... And (Illegal) Village Blockades

To contain the Wuhan coronavirus, the government is taking official actions. And some villages are taking matters into their own hands.

The Thinking Behind China's Quarantines ... And (Illegal) Village Blockades

A blockade erected by villagers just outside the city of Nanchang, Jiangxi. The sign says "outside people and cars forbidden from entering." Residents say hundreds of migrant workers returned from Wuhan for the lunar new year holiday and are now not allowed to leave. Emily Feng/NPR hide caption

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Will Quarantines Keep The Coronavirus From Spreading?

To contain the Wuhan coronavirus, the government is taking official actions. And some villages are taking matters into their own hands.

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Powerful Earthquake Strikes Caribbean, But No Reports Of Injuries Or Damage

The 7.7 magnitude temblor struck off the coasts of Jamaica, Cuba and the Cayman Islands. Social media was flooded with photos and video from people documenting the event.

A sketch artist's rendering of White House counsel Pat Cipollone speaking in the Senate chamber during the impeachment trial against President Trump on Jan. 21. In the trial, senators play the role of jurors, and Chief Justice John Roberts presides. Dana Verkouteren/AP hide caption

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The Essence Of The Senate Impeachment Trial In 2 Videos

The House impeachment managers and President Trump's defense team have both completed their opening arguments in the Senate trial. Here's the bottom line for each side.

Palestinian demonstrators in Rafah, in the southern Gaza strip, hold portraits of President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a protest against Trump's announcement of a peace plan on Tuesday. Said Khatib/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Says His Mideast Peace Plan Provides A 'Realistic Two-State Solution'

President Trump declared that his "vision presents a win-win opportunity for both sides." Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has called it a "disastrous announcement."

As the death toll from the new coronavirus tops 100, hospitals in Wuhan are attending to many patients with confirmed or suspected cases of the illness. Public health officials are working to prevent further spread of the outbreak in China and globally. Xiong Qi/AP hide caption

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Public Health Efforts Step Up Around The World As Coronavirus Cases Rise

Globally, health officials are on high alert, implementing airport screenings, evacuations, border controls and other measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Kobe Bryant's Death Puts A Focus On Helicopter Safety

Some helicopter trips — like personal or private helicopter rides — are more likely than others to end in a fatal accident. A crash killed the former NBA star and eight other people on Sunday.

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Due To New California Law, Uber Allows Some Drivers To Set Their Own Rates

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The experiment underway at three airports comes in reaction to a recent state law that makes it harder to classify people as contract workers rather than as employees.

Due To New California Law, Uber Allows Some Drivers To Set Their Own Rates

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From left to right, Mick Jones, Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon of The Clash, circa 1980. The band's classic album London Calling was released in the United States 40 years ago this month. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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'London Calling' At 40: Greil Marcus Revisits His Original Review

"Rough. Funny. Expansive." That's how critic Greil Marcus described The Clash's album on our program in 1980. We brought him back to ask if he stands by his original review.

'London Calling' At 40: Greil Marcus Revisits His Original Review

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An FBI affidavit that lays out the case against Charles Lieber includes what federal prosecutors say is a contract between the Harvard researcher and a university in China. U.S. Attorney's Office / Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Acclaimed Harvard Scientist Is Arrested, Accused Of Lying About Ties To China

An FBI agent says China's deal with Charles Lieber, the chair of Harvard University's chemistry department, paid him up to $50,000 monthly, along with another $150,000 per year.

Amid impeachment and the 2020 election, surveys show political fevers running high at work, undercutting trust and productivity. And workers and employers are bracing for those dynamics to get worse. John M Lund Photography Inc/Getty Images hide caption

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I Can't Work With You! How Political Fights Leave Workplaces Divided

Amid impeachment and the 2020 election, surveys show political fevers running high at work, undercutting trust and productivity. And workers and employers are bracing for those dynamics to get worse.

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