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Congress: Ventilation drew smoke into stricken subway train

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Ventilation fans in Washington’s subway tunnels didn’t work properly during a fatal accident last week in which a train filled with smoke, and fans on the stricken train actually drew smoke inside the cars, members of Congress said Wednesday. One woman died and more than 80 others were hospitalized with smoke [...]

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Republicans plan to offer their own solutions on immigration

  HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — Republican lawmakers determined to counter President Barack Obama on immigration want to advance solutions of their own, starting with a border security bill and perhaps moving on to tackle other aspects of the broken system. It’s a goal House Republicans have tried and failed to achieve for the past two [...]

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Chilean moms growing support for medical marijuana

  SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Paulina Bobadilla was beyond desperate. The drugs no longer stopped her daughter’s epileptic seizures and the little girl had become so numb to pain, she would tear off her own fingernails and leave her small fingers bleeding. Bobadilla was driving on a mountain road with Javiera, intent on ending it [...]

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US-China climate deal aims to prod others to act

  BEIJING (AP) — A groundbreaking agreement struck Wednesday by the United States and China puts the world’s two worst polluters on a faster track to curbing the heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming. With the clock ticking on a worldwide climate treaty, the two countries sought to move beyond their troubled history as environmental [...]

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