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6 dead, dozen injured as NYC commuter train hits car

A crowded commuter train struck a car stalled on the tracks during rush hour, in what officials said was the railroad's deadliest accident.

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in Sports

Beckham still weighing options for Miami soccer stadium

The retired soccer star has not secured a spot for his planned MLS team.

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in Lifestyle, National

Leaders back inoculations as safety debate rages

A measles outbreak has rekindled discussion on the right of parents to forgo vaccines.

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in Viral Videos

Musicians read mean tweets

Sam Smith, Josh Groban, and Ariana Grande join other musicians who read Twitter's harshest words.

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in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 4

A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Oil Train Derails Near Galena

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A BNSF Railway freight train containing 103 cars loaded with crude oil has derailed near Galena.

in Local

Durbin Wants Expansion of Veterans Caregiver Funding

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Senator Dick Durbin wants to expand a program that currently provides care to post-9/11 disabled veterans, to disabled veterans of any conflict.

in Local

Unions Sue Over Exec. Order on Fair Share Dues

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Illinois labor unions are asking a judge to invalidate Gov. Bruce Rauner's executive order.

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Lawmaker Wants to Revive Illinois Death Penalty

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Just four years after capital punishment was taken off the books in Illinois, a state lawmaker says it's time to bring it back.

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Number of Illinois Children in Poverty Holds Steady

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The child poverty rate is holding steady in Illinois, but it's holding steady at a rate higher than advocates would like.