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WATCH: Video Shows Women Narrowly Escape Death On Railroad Tracks

By Eyder Peralta on July 30th, 2014 | Last updated: July 30, 2014 at 10:55 am

The 4,000-ton freight train could not come to a stop. But the women laid down between the rails and survived.

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WATCH: Video Shows Women Narrowly Escape Death On Railroad Tracks

By Eyder Peralta on July 30th, 2014 | Last updated: July 30, 2014 at 10:55 am

The 4,000-ton freight train could not come to a stop. But the women laid down between the rails and survived.

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WATCH: Video Shows Women Narrowly Escape Death On Railroad Tracks

By Eyder Peralta on July 30th, 2014 | Last updated: July 30, 2014 at 10:55 am

The 4,000-ton freight train could not come to a stop. But the women laid down between the rails and survived.

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Gaza Conflict: Shell Strikes U.N. School, Killing Up To 19 Who Sought Shelter

By Eyder Peralta on July 30th, 2014 | Last updated: July 30, 2014 at 9:54 am

One U.N. official said this was a “breaking point.” The conflict, now going into its 23rd day, shows no sign of abating. The death toll in Gaza has now surpassed 1,200.

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Water Main Break Dumps Up To 10 Million Gallons Of Water, Flooding UCLA

By Eyder Peralta on July 30th, 2014 | Last updated: July 30, 2014 at 8:54 am

It took officials about four hours to figure out which valve needed to be closed. By then, the UCLA campus was under water, with some staircases looking like waterfalls.

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Bombing Ruins Gaza’s Only Power Plant

By Alan Greenblatt on July 29th, 2014 | Last updated: July 30, 2014 at 9:54 am

Israel broadened its bombing campaign on Tuesday, bringing the Palestinian death toll above 1,200. Brief hope for a cease-fire was quickly dashed.

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Court Rejects Law Threatening Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic

By Alan Greenblatt on July 29th, 2014 | Last updated: July 29, 2014 at 5:59 pm

A federal appellate court rejected arguments that women could seek abortions outside the state, saying no state can farm its constitutional duties out to its neighbors.

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Y’all Keep Talking: Lab Scratches ‘Southern Accent Reduction’ Course

By Alan Greenblatt on July 29th, 2014 | Last updated: July 29, 2014 at 6:55 pm

Having offended its own staff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory has canceled a course intended to help employees “speak with a more neutral American accent.”

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Chances Are Pretty Good That’s A Bill Collector Calling

By Marilyn Geewax on July 29th, 2014 | Last updated: July 29, 2014 at 2:54 pm

About 77 million adults in the U.S. have at least one debt in the collection process, according to a study released by the Urban Institute.

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This One Is Worth Watching: New Zealand Retirees Join ‘Happy’ Meme

By Eyder Peralta on July 29th, 2014 | Last updated: July 29, 2014 at 4:55 pm

Yes, they’ve jumped on the bandwagon months after the fad peaked, but the video is still cute and will pick you up.

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