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Commuter Train Derails In The Bronx Killing 4

Commuter Train Derails In The Bronx Killing 4

A Metro-North commuter train derailed on Sunday in the Bronx borough of New York City, killing four passengers, and injuring 63.

AP Poll: ‘Americans Are A Mistrustful Bunch’

AP Poll: ‘Americans Are A Mistrustful Bunch’

The General Social Survey found that the number of Americans who say most people can be trusted has plummeted.

11 Days After Typhoon, Parts Of Philippines Yet To Be Helped

11 Days After Typhoon, Parts Of Philippines Yet To Be Helped

On Day 11 of the disaster caused in the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan, “I am not so sure that we’ve reached every single portion of the territory where people are in need of aid,” Bernard Kerblat, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees representative for the Philippines, said Monday.

In Shattered Filipino City, A Fight For ‘Sheer Survival’

In Shattered Filipino City, A Fight For ‘Sheer Survival’

As some trucks loaded with food and other aid arrive in the Philippines city of Tacloban they’re being looted by residents struggling to survive in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan

Facebook Removes Beheading Video, Says It Will Tighten Rules

Facebook Removes Beheading Video, Says It Will Tighten Rules

Outrage over the posting of a video showing the decapitation of a woman has led Facebook to say it is going to “combat the glorification of violence … [by] strengthening the enforcement of our policies.” It has also removed the video.

The Votes Are In: Sandy Hook Elementary Will Be Torn Down

The Votes Are In: Sandy Hook Elementary Will Be Torn Down

In a referendum marked by a large turnout and an emphatic result, the people of Newtown, Conn., have voted to demolish Sandy Hook Elementary and build a new school.

Social Security Wrongfully Paid $1.3 Billion In Disability

Social Security Wrongfully Paid $1.3 Billion In Disability

The Government Accountability Office says that the Social Security Administration made about $1.3 billion in payments over two years to about 36,000 people who were believed to be working, while claiming they were disabled.

Bookless Public Library Opens In Texas

Bookless Public Library Opens In Texas

An all-digital public library is opening today, as officials in Bexar County, Texas, celebrate the opening of the BiblioTech library. The facility offers about 10,000 free e-books for the 1.7 million residents of the county, which includes San Antonio.

Tech Giants Launch Internet.org, A Global Plan To Widen Access

Tech Giants Launch Internet.org, A Global Plan To Widen Access

Citing the billions of people worldwide who can’t access the Internet, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the leaders of other technology firms are launching an ambitious project to narrow the digital divide Wednesday.

NSA Leaker’s Father: Snowden Betrayed Government, Not The People

NSA Leaker’s Father: Snowden Betrayed Government, Not The People

“He has in fact broken U.S. law, in a sense that he has released classified information,” the elder Snowden told NBC News.