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Alleged Canada plot turns focus to rail transport's vulnerability

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An alleged al Qaeda-backed plot to derail a U.S. passenger train in Canada sought to exploit the vulnerabilities of railroads that have not gotten much attention from the American public.Full story

Locked-down city of Boston is ‘eerily quiet’

  NBC’s Ron Allen reports from Boston where residents are heeding directions from police to stay indoors. Amtrak, schools, and local businesses are closed.

Big rig hits Amtrak train in California

  A tractor trailer drove into an Amtrak train south of Fresno, Calif., causing the last three cars of the train to derail. NBC’s Diana Alvear reports.

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