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Vanessa Keegan, her boyfriend and 3-year-old son live a block from where rail cars will carry liquefied natural gas to an export facility on the Delaware River. Emma Lee/WHYY hide caption

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Environment And Energy Collaborative

'That Terrifies Me': Trump Rule Allows Natural Gas Transport By Rail In Dense Areas

Fifteen states are challenging the decision, arguing that the risk of explosion puts lives in danger. For one project, highly flammable gas will travel 200 miles through a busy East Coast corridor.

Medical Treatments

The Latest On COVID-19 Vaccines

3 min

The Latest On COVID-19 Vaccines

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What We've Lost

What We've Lost: Milestones

5 min

What We've Lost: Milestones

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Smoke billows behind a plane that brought Yemen's new government to Aden International Airport on Wednesday. Explosions rocked the airport shortly after the plane arrived. Saleh Al-Obeidi/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Middle East

Deadly Explosion Rocks Yemeni Airport Just As New Government Members Land

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Deadly Explosion Rocks Yemeni Airport Just As New Government Members Land

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A screen displays Chinese President Xi Jinping (top left), European Council President Charles Michel (top right), European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (bottom right), French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during an EU-China Leaders' meeting video conference Wednesday. Johanna Geron/Pool via AP hide caption

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Europe And China Approve Landmark Investment Treaty, Snubbing U.S.

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Billy White, owner of Red Rose Tattoo in Zanesville, Ohio, will cover up people's previous racist tattoos. But first he ensures it reflects a genuine change in ideology. He's seen more interest in covering up tattoos this year than before. Cy Dodson, director of Beneath the Ink hide caption

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Cy Dodson, director of Beneath the Ink

America Reckons With Racial Injustice

As Statues Of America's Racist Past Were Removed This Year, So Were Tattoos

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As Statues Of America's Racist Past Were Removed This Year, So Were Tattoos

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Vanessa Keegan, her boyfriend and 3-year-old son live a block from where rail cars will carry liquefied natural gas to an export facility on the Delaware River. Emma Lee/WHYY hide caption

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Environment And Energy Collaborative

'That Terrifies Me': Trump Rule Allows Natural Gas Transport By Rail In Dense Areas

3 min

'That Terrifies Me': Trump Rule Allows Natural Gas Transport By Rail In Dense Areas

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Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps Chief Jacob Finklestein responding to calls on Dec. 10 in New Jersey. He said the ambulance crew has not seen a dramatic increase in 911 calls even as cases surge across the state and hospitalizations double in the last month. Karen Yi/WNYC hide caption

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New Jersey EMTs In Early Epicenter Of Coronavirus Outbreak Brace For Surge

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