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White House Will Focus On Its Next Priority: Infrastructure

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A damaged Amtrak train car is lowered from an overpass Tuesday at the scene of a train crash onto Interstate 5 a day earlier in DuPont, Wash. Federal investigators say they don't yet know why the Amtrak train was traveling 50 mph over the speed limit when it derailed. The rail cars will be taken to a nearby military base for closer analysis. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Derailment Probe Looks At Speed, As Critics Cite Amtrak's 'Lax Safety Culture'

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Signs warn drivers of icy road conditions on Interstate 66 in Fairfax County, Va., in March 2014. The state's Department of Transportation recently added rush hour tolls to the road, using dynamic pricing, which continuously adjusts the cost based on congestion. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Are $40 Toll Roads The Future?

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, (center) with other mayors from the U.S., Mexico and Canada at the summit, says, "There is an absence of leadership out of Washington" on climate change. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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American Airlines' Snafu Gives Too Many Pilots Off In December

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Early-morning traffic backs up on Interstate 5 during a Jan. 11 snowstorm in Portland, Ore. Truck drivers say such conditions, combined with limitations on their working hours, cost them a lot of money because of their mileage-based pay. Don Ryan/AP hide caption

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White House Pushes New Truck Safety Regulation While Loosening Obama-Era Rules

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Thanksgiving Holiday Travelers Likely To Face Travel Challenges

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A steward and stewardess serving first-class passengers with drinks and refreshments on board a Boeing 747 in 1970. Fox Photos/Getty Images hide caption

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United Says Goodbye To Its Iconic 'Queen Of The Skies'

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Who Is George Papadopoulos?

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Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano updates the media on evacuation and search-and-rescue efforts on Oct. 11, as wildfires devastate the county. At a more recent news conference, Giordano struck down wildfire-related rumors circulating on social media. Paul Elias/AP hide caption

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Are Social Media Sites Doing Enough To Combat Rumors And False News?

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California Wildfires Further Burden The State's Housing Crisis

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In California, Many Wonder Why There Were No Mass Evacuation Alerts For Wildfires

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Firefighters Gain Ground On Wildfires Raging Across California

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Firefighters Make Progress In Calif. Wildfires As Death Toll Climbs

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