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Investigators probe why a dump truck crossed into the path of an Amtrak train

An Amtrak train derailed in Missouri on Monday, killing four people and injuring dozens. The railroad crossing outside the town of Mendon is a dangerous one, according to local residents.

We asked 5 students: What inspired you to become a gun control activist?

NPR spoke with high school and college students who have been impacted by gun violence, and are now working to make sure others won’t be.

Michigan organization launches the country’s first wheelchair dance competition

Dance Mobility’s Adapted Ballroom Dance Competition is giving amputees and mobility-challenged people a chance to be center stage. Paralympic medalist Cheryl Angelelli created the group.

Catholic Charities official visits with survivors of migrant smuggling tragedy

Fifty-one migrants died after being trapped in a tractor-trailer in Texas. NPR’s A Martinez talks to Antonio Fernandez, CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Antonio about the survivors.

Abortion access in D.C., may be up to the GOP majority on Capitol Hill

The Supreme Court’s decision about abortion is now decided by each individual state. But that’s of little comfort to the 700,000 residents of Washington, D.C.

This Texas district attorney is one of dozens who have vowed not to prosecute abortion

Nearly 90 elected prosecutors from both blue and red states pledged not to prosecute those who seek or provide abortions. One Texas DA says that’s because their jobs are about keeping people safe.

What’s causing inflation? One expert walks through some of the factors

As many Americans continue to struggle financially because of inflation, we set out to clear the air on some common claims about what’s going on.

How Elizabeth Cotten’s music fueled the folk revival

Although inducted into the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, her contributions haven’t always been properly acknowledged.

With Roe overturned, state constitutions are now at the center of the abortion fight

In a sense, what was one battleground has become 50, as advocates on both sides of the abortion issue race to put the issue before state constitutions. Half a dozen lawsuits are already in court.

Whale entanglements may be dropping but the threat remains, feds say

Entanglement in fishing gear is one of the two biggest threats to declining species of whales, along with collisions with ships.

The school at the center of the Uvalde, Texas, shooting will be rebuilt

The school will be demolished so “students and staff will not have to return to the building at the site of the tragedy,” the district said.

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