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GAO Report Warns In-Flight Wi-Fi May Leave Aircraft Vulnerable To Hacking

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel shakes hands at a campaign office Tuesday, as voters gave him a second term. He won a runoff election against Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Emanuel, Garcia Face-Off In Chicago's First Mayoral Runoff

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Safety Experts Question Mental Screenings For Pilots

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Alps Crash Has Aviation Officials Reconsidering Safety Protocols

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Plane In French Alps Crash Considered Workhorse Of Commercial Aviation

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed to capture a majority of the vote last month, forcing him into a runoff. It's highlighting a divide among Democrats playing out nationally. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Chicago Mayor's Race Reveals Deep Divide In Democratic Party

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Lincoln, Neb., is home to several startups, which use the city's low cost of living and high quality of life to attract workers. Nicolas Henderson/Flickr hide caption

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Silicon Prairie: Tech Startups Find A Welcoming Home In The Midwest

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Improving U.S. Economy Boosts Spring Air Travel

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Amtrak conductor Michael Laubauskas talks on a radio Feb. 19 as his train departs Trenton, N.J., for Washington, D.C. The U.S. House passed an Amtrak funding bill Wednesday that splits Amtrak's high-ridership Northeast Corridor line that runs from Boston to Washington from the less profitable part of the system. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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Lincoln has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in revitalizing its downtown, a historic area called Haymarket, to create a more culturally vibrant urban center that is helping the city keep and attract young adults. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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A Nearly Recession-Proof City Is Not Slowing Down

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W.Va. Train Derailment Raises Safety Questions About Newer Tankers

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