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New York’s Summer Subway Crisis Puts More Pressure on Cuomo, De Blasio

NEW YORK CITY — Commuters in the Big Apple are having another rotten week after a track fire shut down four subway lines, pictures of which were plastered all over the front pages of the city’s newspapers Tuesday — putting more pressure on Democratic politicians in charge of making the trains run.

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Preliminary Report on Amtrak Crash: No Infrastructure Anomalies

What did cause the crash, if not heartless penny-pinching Republican budget-cutters? “Based on the NTSB’s preliminary review of the train’s event recorder data, the train was travelling at 106 mph before the emergency brake system engaged. The data indicated that the engineer activated the emergency brakes seconds before the derailment.”

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FBI Joins Amtrak Crash Investigation, Feds Talk To Engineer

As federal officials investigate the deadly Amtrak crash, the local NBC News affiliate reports that “investigators have asked the FBI to look at whether a projectile hit Amtrak Regional 188 moments before it sped up and derailed at a curve in Philadelphia Tuesday night.”

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Chris Matthews: Republicans ‘Treat Trains Like Hispanics’

MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews said that Republicans “treat trains like Hispanics” on Thursday. Matthews argued that AMTRAK could “unite this country. It wouldn’t be flyover country, it would be one country again. Rail could bring us together. Culturally, it

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