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Montana rail line reopens after deadly Amtrak derailment

The rural rail line is a major shipping and passenger thoroughfare. BNSF, which maintains the tracks, says they have been regularly inspected. As the investigation continues, we’re learning more about the three people killed, including a couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
Montana rail line reopens after deadly Amtrak derailment
Montana rail line reopens after deadly Amtrak derailment

Pfizer submits vaccine data on children ages 5 to 11 to FDA

Pfizer submitted Phase 3 data to the FDA on vaccines for children ages 5 to 11, a critical step toward emergency use authorization of the shot for kids. 
Pfizer submits vaccine data on children ages 5 to 11 to FDA
Pfizer submits vaccine data on children ages 5 to 11 to FDA

Simone Biles says she ‘should have quit’ gymnastics before Tokyo Olympics

Simone Biles discussed her decision to withdraw from competition at the Olympics in an interview with New York Magazine, saying “it was too much” when disgraced team doctor Larry Nassar was in the news. Biles gave searing testimony before the U.S. Senate earlier this month about Nassar’s abuse.
Simone Biles says she ‘should have quit’ gymnastics before Tokyo Olympics
Simone Biles says she ‘should have quit’ gymnastics before Tokyo Olympics

LeBron James says he received Covid vaccine amid NBA controversy

LeBron James revealed he received the Covid-19 vaccine as the NBA works to get all of its players vaccinated. Players who aren’t vaccinated will face more stringent testing and rules.
LeBron James says he received Covid vaccine amid NBA controversy
LeBron James says he received Covid vaccine amid NBA controversy

What American travelers need to visit Europe

Europe reopened to fully vaccinated Americans this summer. Before you even board a flight, you must upload your CDC vaccine card to the airline’s website. Many countries’ health departments, plus restaurants and various venues, also require that information.
What American travelers need to visit Europe
What American travelers need to visit Europe

Emotional reunion between 11-year-old and best friend after pandemic separation

Stevie and his best friend Owen haven’t seen each other since Owen’s family moved from Chicago to Missouri and the pandemic forced people to separate. When Owen traveled back to Chicago with his father, he surprised Stevie for an emotional reunion.
Emotional reunion between 11-year-old and best friend after pandemic separation
Emotional reunion between 11-year-old and best friend after pandemic separation
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Relatives of teen wrestler fatally shot outside her Chicago home plead for justice

Melissa de la Garza's father said her next move was art school. “For someone to come and take that away for no reason, it doesn’t make any sense."
Jose de la Garza speaks about his daughter Melissa who was killed in a shooting in Chicago.
Jose de la Garza speaks about his daughter Melissa who was killed in a shooting in Chicago.
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Deaf Colorado man arrested for not complying with police that he couldn't understand, suit says

Brady Mistic, who uses sign language to communicate, could not understand the officers' verbal commands, according to his federal lawsuit.
Image: Brady Mistic
Image: Brady Mistic
2h ago

Suspect arrested in Texas triple homicide case after dismembered bodies found in burning dumpster

Jason Alan Thornburg, 41, also confessed to two other killings, Fort Worth police said. Court documents say he told police the slayings were a biblical sacrifice.
Image: Scarred ground where where three dismembered bodies, including a child, were found in a burning dumpster (not shown) on the city's west side on Wednesday.
Image: Scarred ground where where three dismembered bodies, including a child, were found in a burning dumpster (not shown) on the city's west side on Wednesday.
2h ago

'Girls aren't firefighters': How women are making firefighting more inclusive

Less than 5 percent of career firefighters are women, but a vanguard of female firefighters, paramedics and elected officials are pushing to make the profession more diverse.
A team of McMinnville Firefighters, led by Suzy Burkhert, load an engine with gear to deploy to on a wildfire in Oregon.
A team of McMinnville Firefighters, led by Suzy Burkhert, load an engine with gear to deploy to on a wildfire in Oregon.
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Couple celebrating 50th anniversary died in Amtrak train derailment

“If you want an example of how to treat people, Don and Margie were them,” one former co-worker said of the couple.
Image: Donald and Marjorie Varnadoe
Image: Donald and Marjorie Varnadoe