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At least one person died and 114 others were injured after a commuter train crashed into New Jersey’s Hoboken station.
The train crashed into the station during rush hour Thursday. Photos showed massive wreckage and debris. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told reporters the fatality involved a woman who was struck by debris from the crash while she was standing on the platform. Officials declined to speculate on the cause of crash, citing the train’s high rate of speed.
“We have no indication that this is anything other than an accident,” Christie said.
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The US presidential election. (Fewer than 40 days to go, guys.)
In the days following his first presidential debate with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump has shifted his opinion on the outcome, calling it “rigged,” complaining about his microphone, and maintaining he was not sick, despite sniffling through the event. Here are five things he’s said about it.
Decades of insults by Trump against Native Americans are sending tribal leaders toward Clinton. For years, the Republican presidential nominee has questioned the rights of Native American tribes. Now tribal leaders are bracing for the election.
The senators — including Sherrod Brown, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren — highlighted a private legal system contained in the deal that would empower foreign companies to sue the US government before a panel of arbitrators, often drawn from the ranks of corporate lawyers. Including this provision in the deal “means our country’s own public health, worker safety, and environmental standards, among others, are vulnerable to corporate challenges,” the senators wrote.
Senators Sherrod Brown, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren. BuzzFeed News; Getty
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RIP Shimon Peres: World leaders — including US President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas — gathered for the former Israeli statesman’s funeral in Jerusalem on Friday, BBC News reports.
Two paintings that were stolen from Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum have been recovered by Italian anti-Mafia police in Naples following a sting operation that targeted organized crime.
The FBI had information on Dylann Roof — who’s accused of shooting and killing nine people in a historically black church in South Carolina — that might have prevented him from purchasing the firearm used in the June 2015 fatal shooting, according to a new US Department of Justice report on gun buyer background checks.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte likened his anti-drug campaign, which has left more than 3,000 people dead, to Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler, saying he would “be happy to slaughter” 3 million drug users.