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Freight train crash in Missouri triggers highway overpass collapse

Two freight trains collided at a rail intersection in rural southeastern Missouri on Saturday, triggering the collapse of a highway overpass when at least a dozen rail cars derailed and struck a support pillar, authorities said.

Millions march against GM crops

Organisers say that two million people marched in protest against seed giant Monsanto in hundreds of rallies across the US and in more than 50 other countries on Saturday.

Swedish riots spark surprise and anger

The pace of the neighbourhood watch suddenly picks up. “Here’s the fire we’ve been waiting for,” grins Samiy, an Iraqi in a bulky jacket.

Jan Brewer to GOP: Expand Medicaid or I’ll Veto All Bills

Arizona’s Republican Gov. Jan Brewer is stepping up her pressure on the GOP-led legislature to expand Medicaid by declaring a moratorium on legislating until they give in.

Federal Judge Smacks Arpaio In Racial Profiling Case

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that the office of America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff systematically singled out Latinos in its trademark immigration patrols, marking the first finding by a court that the agency racially profiles people.

‘Please, No More Clothes’: Relief Groups Ask For Cash

The tornado that devastated much of Moore, Okla., has drawn loads of donations from across the country: food, clothing, medical supplies, toys. Much of it is needed by the victims, but not everything.

Stunned By Military Sex Scandals, Advocates Demand Changes

West Point alum Donna McAleer was at her Utah home last week when she got a call asking if she’d “seen the latest.”

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