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Train derailment in Spain

  Scores are killed and injured in a train derailment in NW Spain.

Obama turns up pressure on reactionary House GOP

  Steve Kornacki, host of “Up with Steve Kornacki” weekends on MSNBC and senior writer at Salon, talks with Rachel Maddow about the likelihood that President Obama will be able to isolate recalcitrant Republicans in the House and still work with reasonable Republicans to pass some of his economic agen

First Read Flash: Detroit in Decline

Billion dollars in debt, Detroit files for bankruptcy; Colorado schedules its first state recall elections; the Senate confirms a new EPA head; and the IRS sends another witness to Capitol Hill Full story

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  Understanding science crucial for progress in Congress

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Tx., and Bill Nye ‘the Science Guy’ join MSNBC Disrupt’s Karen Finney to discuss the importance of investing in science and research, and the problem in Congress right now when some leaders refuse to accept basic scientific facts.

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