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Funerals Begin At Emanuel AME Church For Bible Study Shooting Victims

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Bible Study Resumes At Emanuel AME Church 1 Week After Massacre

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S.C. Lawmakers Vote To Consider Removing Confederate Flag

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S.C. Governor Calls For Removal Of State Capitol's Confederate Flag

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Charleston, S.C., Mass Shooting Renews Debate Over Confederate Flag

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Oil trains sit idle on the BNSF Railway's tracks in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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Battle Over New Oil Train Standards Pits Safety Against Cost

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Both Catholics, Non-Catholics Applaud Pope For Bold Remarks On Climate Change

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Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert this week pleaded not guilty to breaking banking laws and lying about the money to the FBI. The federal judge in the case will preside over it after the parties declined his offer to recuse himself. Christian K. Lee/AP hide caption

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Former House Speaker Hastert Pleads Not Guilty In Hush Money Case

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Dennis Hastert Pleads Not Guilty In Federal Court

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Despite Congress mandating all railroads be equipped with a Positive Train Control system by the end of the year, Chicago's Metra system isn't expected to reach that goal until 2019. Most commuter trains won't meet the deadline. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Most Commuter Rails Won't Meet Deadline For Mandated Safety Systems

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TSA Head Reassigned After Investigation Reveals Procedural Failings

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Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert Indicted By Federal Grand Jury

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Amtrak Train Derailment Highlights Delays Installing Safety Controls

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Officials attend the launch of a Positive Train Control system for Los Angeles' Metrolink commuter trains in February 2014 at Los Angeles Union Station. Congress mandated the technology after a Metrolink engineer ran a red light while he was texting and crashed head-on with a freight train in 2008. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Red Tape Slows Control System That Could Have Saved Speeding Train

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