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An elementary school in Virginia had students play a 'game' that evoked escaping slavery and parents are upset

An elementary school in Virginia had students play a 'game' that evoked escaping slavery and parents are upset

3 hours ago   |   Business Insider

An elementary school in Virginia is facing criticism from parents and the Loudoun NAACP chapter over a portion of its Black History Month curriculum. Madison's Trust Elementary...
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Maintenance work on downtown Fayetteville CSX train tracks stirs concern

Maintenance work on downtown Fayetteville CSX train tracks stirs concern

11 hours ago   |   WRAL

Railroad construction work that is underway in downtown Fayetteville has raised concern among some merchants and business owners because of road closures.
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Man Dies After Subway Train Drags Him Into Tunnel

1 day ago   |   NY Times

The 39-year-old man apparently became caught as a Queens-bound subway train pulled out of the station at Grand Central Terminal, witnesses said.
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Fare hikes, low gas prices mean fewer people are riding Metra

1 day ago   |   Chicago Tribune

Metra saw its ridership fall by 9 percent between 2014 and 2018, a period of time in which the railway raised fares four times to help pay for new equipment. The commuter...
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Trump Seeks to Take Back $2.5 Billion in Funds From California High-Speed Rail Project

1 day ago   |   Fortune

The Trump administration says that it will cancel more than $900 million in federal grants earmarked for an ambitious California high-speed rail project after the state's...
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Man Dies After Subway Train Drags Him Into Tunnel

2 days ago   |   NY Times

A piece of the 39-year-old's clothing or the strap of his bag apparently became caught on a train at Grand Central Terminal, witnesses said.
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A $100 Billion Train: The Future of California or a Boondoggle?

2 days ago   |   NY Times

In the face of sharp opposition and questions about how to pay for it, construction of California's high-speed rail line is roaring ahead.
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Bill Weld defends decision to run against Trump, says Republicans ‘want to have no election'

4 days ago   |   The Washington Post

In an interview on ABC News's “This Week,” Weld also criticized Trump for declaring a national emergency on the border with Mexico. “It's just no way to run a railroad,” he said.
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Uptown model railroad club chugs along, but faces uncertain future because of Park District renovation plans

5 days ago   |   Chicago Tribune

On the North Side of Chicago, a little boy looked out on a neighborhood scene. A car had crashed into a fire hydrant, water spurting out, the lights on a police car flickering...
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He's 91 and the Post Office Threw Him a Party. For His Retirement

5 days ago   |   NY Times

Jack Lund, who has been on the job since 1949, drove his last mail run this month. When he first started hauling mail, he took over from the railroad.
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New election ordered in undecided US House race after ballot fraud investigation

New election ordered in undecided US House race after ballot fraud investigation

The North Carolina State Board of Elections voted 5-0 Thursday to hold a new election in the 9th Congressional District. Read more ...

Mom placed under arrest after posting school fistfight on social media

Mom placed under arrest after posting school fistfight on social media

A mom in Louisiana shared a viral video of a high school fight and now has to answer for her actions, authorities said. Read more ...

Winter in Las Vegas? Rare weather brings snow angels, snowball fights

Winter in Las Vegas? Rare weather brings snow angels, snowball fights

A snowman near the famous Las Vegas welcome sign and snowballs were just some of the ways people marked the rare snowfall there. Read more ...

College basketball star injured after Nike shoe blows out in incident that...

College basketball star injured after Nike shoe blows out in incident that stunned spectators

Zion Williamson was knocked out of the North Carolina-Duke rivalry game by a knee injury after his Nike shoe blew out just 33 seconds into the game. Read more ...

Recently furloughed Staten Island park ranger wins $29.5M lottery

Recently furloughed Staten Island park ranger wins $29.5M lottery

A Staten Island federal park ranger who was furloughed during the recent government shutdown just became a multi-millionaire, scoring a $29.5 million lottery jackpot, it was... Read more ...

Syracuse legend Jim Boeheim hits, kills man with his car

Syracuse legend Jim Boeheim hits, kills man with his car

Syracuse coaching legend Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man with his car on Wednesday around midnight, according to a Syracuse.com report. A man in his 30s got out of his car... Read more ...

James Harden, Chris Paul blast ref Scott Foster after Rockets lose to...

James Harden, Chris Paul blast ref Scott Foster after Rockets lose to Lakers: 'For sure it's personal'

James Harden and Chris Paul fouled out as Houston fell apart late in Los Angeles. Afterward, both Houston stars had harsh words for one of the game officials. Read more ...

LeBron James turns it on late as Lakers roll past Rockets

LeBron James turns it on late as Lakers roll past Rockets

LOS ANGELES - LeBron James scored 29 points, Brandon Ingram added 27 and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a 19-point deficit midway through the third quarter to defeat the... Read more ...

No. 2 Gonzaga routs Pepperdine for 17th win in a row

No. 2 Gonzaga routs Pepperdine for 17th win in a row

SPOKANE, Wash. - Rui Hachimura scored 23 points and No. 2 Gonzaga beat Pepperdine 92-64 on Thursday night, keeping the door open to a possible No. 1 ranking next week. Read more ...

Connor McDavid's overtime goal sinks Islanders

Connor McDavid's overtime goal sinks Islanders

EDMONTON, Alberta - Connor McDavid scored in overtime and added an assist as the Oilers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Islanders on Thursday. “We... Read more ...