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National & World America's premier rail superhighway is slowly falling apart America's premier rail superhighway is slowly falling apart (Photo Gallery)
The trains that link global centers of learning, finance and power on the East Coast lumber through tunnels dug just after the Civil War, and cross century-old bridges that sometimes jam when they swing open to let tugboats pass. Hundreds of miles of overhead wires that deliver power to locomotives were hung during the Great Depression.
National & World US military maintains its strategy against IS is working US military maintains its strategy against IS is working
Despite major new setbacks in Iraq, the U.S. military command leading the fight against Islamic State militants insists that its strategy is working and that the militants' takeover of a key oil refinery and a government compound are fleeting gains feeding an IS propaganda machine.
National & World US says decade-old Gulf oil leak could last another century US says decade-old Gulf oil leak could last another century (Video)
For more than a decade, oil has been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico where a hurricane toppled a drilling company's platform off the coast of Louisiana. Now the federal government is warning that the leak could last another century or more if left unchecked.