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8 hrs ago | Boston.com

Accident snarls service on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor

A freight train that struck a pole early this morning in Maryland has caused significant disruptions to Amtrak service on the Northeast Corridor today, officials said. A Norfolk Southern freight train was carrying a wide load and struck a pole supporting the overhead power wires, while traveling northbound around 2 a.m., said Craig Schulz, an Amtrak spokesman.

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12 hrs ago | Common Dreams

'This Changes Everything' Including the Anti-Fracking Movement

Among its many demonstrations, This Changes Everything , reveals how the grassroots anti-fracking movement is right where it should be-except for decades-old backroom deals between Big Green groups and the oil and gas industry that hold the movement down like a cartoon ball and chain. So, let me start again: You need to read Naomi Klein's new book, This Changes Everything , which delivers a message so big that the title alone pushes both the author's name and the subtitle right off the front cover.

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16 hrs ago | WBIR-TV Knoxville

President Obama to visit CDC today for Ebola briefing

President Obama to visit CDC today for Ebola briefing President Barack Obama will be in Atlanta on Tuesday to visit the CDC. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1s4LnfL US President Barack Obama holds a press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, August 28, 2014.

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20 hrs ago | State Department

September 16 - Tuesday

3:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Indian Ambassador to the U.S. Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, at the Department of State. 6:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sherman receives the Trainor Award for Distinction in the Conduct of Diplomacy and presents a lecture entitled "US Policy in the Middle East: Present Course, Future Direction," at Georgetown University, in Washington, DC.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

KMPH-TV Fresno

Central Valley Honor Flight - Veterans Arrive In Washington D.C.

The journey for the veterans started at the Fresno-Yosemite International Airport on Monday morning. A procession lined with family and friends cheered members of the Greatest Generation on as they made their way to their plane.

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The White House

Opening the People's House

First Lady Michelle Obama greets members of the general public as they enter the Blue Room during their White House tour, Feb. 16, 2012. The White House is known as "The People's House" - and since 2009, the Obama administration has made that nickname truer than ever before for millions of guests by opening the White House to as many Americans as possible.

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WTVR Richmond

Virginia considered most unequal when comparing median incomes

Loudoun, a wealthy county near Washington D.C., has four times the median income of Buchanan, a struggling county in the southwestern portion of the state. Home to Washington Dulles International Airport, Loudoun is one of the fastest growing counties in Virginia.

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Holtville Tribune

Civil Society Delegation to Examine Growing Restrictions on the Work of Civil Society Worldwide

A delegation of civil society leaders from 30 countries hosted by the State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program arrives in the United States this week to address the issue of increasing restrictions on the work of civil society in concert with President Obama's Stand with Civil Society agenda. The delegation will examine the role of civil society in the United States and share innovative approaches to advancing citizens' rights and responsibilities.

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Newspaper Association of America

Cox Media Group cooks up America's News Feed

Even the best ideas don't succeed immediately. There's a reason, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again," is a treasured clich in the business community.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Express India

Shah Rukh Khan's 'Slam' tour generates great excitement in US

The tour will also have performances by SRK's 'Happy New Year' co-stars Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachhan, Boman Irani besides Madhuri Dikshit and Malaika Arora Khan. Summary It is nearly after a decade that the 'Chennai Express' star is coming to the US to perform live.

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American Reporter

Brasch WordsPENNSYLVANIA Needs to Re-Affirm the American Way

You'd think that in the 21st Century, we could do things better than we did in the 1930's. But when it comes to train travel, that's not the case.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Artist, Activist & Gardener Derek Jarman Conjured In Premiere Solo Performance, Oct. 19-23

JARMAN is a premiere performance collaboration between the dynamic ensemble force/collision and OBIE award-winning playwright Caridad Svic, playing October 19 and 23. Archival home movies, new video, sound and live performance merge together to reconstruct the essence of the cult figure, artistic legacy and punk movement. Jarman brings together a community of over 40 performers through video and sound, manipulated in real time in a daring and vulnerable performance by force/collision Founding Director John Moletress .

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Digital Trends

Speeders rejoice! We've compiled a list of the best radar detectors

We are going to teach you how to evade the blue meanies. Blue meanies is an old term for the police, if that wasn't immediately clear to you.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Raw Story

Keith Olbermann and Michael Moore follow Bill Maher's comedy double-header

ESPN host Keith Olbermann and filmmaker Michael Moore donned sportscasting blazers on Friday as they "covered" Real Time host Bill Maher's six-block jaunt from his season premiere to a live stand-up special. "We're seeing something unprecedented in comedy tonight, Michael," Olbermann said.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Obama to discuss Ebola response with top medical experts

President Barack Obama will meet leading US medical experts next week as he considers how to follow through on his pledge to step up aid to Africa over the Ebola epidemic. US President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC.

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BroadwayWorld.com

Frenchie Davis Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 9/28

Grammy nominated singer Frenchie Davis - star of NBC's "The Voice" and Broadway - will share her repertoire of soulful sounds at Feinstein's at the Nikko for one performances only - Sunday, September 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets range in price from $25 - $40 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063or visiting www.ticketweb.com . Located within Hotel Nikko , Feinstein's at the Nikko presents a wide range of entertainers from stage and screen all within an intimate 140-seat cabaret setting.

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Current

Mattioni to retire from WVTF, Saidi joins KCPT, and other comings and goings in public media

Rick Mattioni, who signed on at WVTF-FM in Roanoke, Va., in 1987, will retire Oct. 3 as director of programming and operations. During his tenure, Mattioni has been in charge of broadcast and digital content and Virginia Public Radio, a station service that distributes state news stories to members in Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. His previous experience includes directing news at WAER public radio in Syracuse, N.Y., and commercial stations in West Virginia.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

State Department

Public Schedule: September 11 - Thursday

DEPARTMENT OF STATE PUBLIC SCHEDULE SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 SECRETARY JOHN KERRY Secretary Kerry is on travel to Jeddah, Saudia Arabia. He is accompanied by Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel, Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Anne Patterson, Near Eastern Affairs Deputy Assistant Secretary for Iraq and Iran Brett McGurk, National Security Council Senior Director for Iran, Iraq, and the Gulf States Robert Malley, Spokesperson Jen Psaki, and Vice Admiral Kurt Tidd, JCS.

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Lifehacker

Instacart Delivers from Whole Foods, Costco, and More in Under an Hour

If you're anything like me and dread shopping for groceries and household items, Instacart is for you. Working with Whole Foods, Costco, and other stores, you can order everything you need online and have it at your door in less time than it'd take you to drag yourself to the store and back.

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KSDK-TV Saint Louis

White House marks 9/11 anniversary with moment of silence

SEPTEMBER 11: U.S. President Barack Obama , first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden walk out of the White House before observing a moment of silence to mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the South Lawn September 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. White House marks 9/11 anniversary with moment of silence WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 11: U.S. President Barack Obama , first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden walk out of the White House before observing a moment of silence to mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the South Lawn September 11, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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