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3 Reasons to Keep Amtrak's Long-Distance Trains Running

Even though they lose about a half a billion dollars a year.

The Newest Federal Budget Proposals Cut Infrastructure Spending to the Bone

Both President Obama and Rep. Paul Ryan propose cutting non-defense discretionary spending to a historic low.

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The 71 Countries Targeted in Boston

Participants in the 2013 Boston Marathon hailed from across the globe.

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A World Without Trash Cans?

Early reports suggest at least one of the bombs used in yesterday's Boston Marathon attack was hidden in a garbage can. There's a case to be made for removing them all.

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Major U.S. Cities Remain on High Alert Following Boston Marathon Attacks

New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. have stepped up police presence on transit, at tourist attractions, and near hotels.

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Resilience Does Tend to Follow Horror

If there's an uplifting lesson from Boston, it may be the many people who will overcome the trauma of tragedy.

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The London Marathon Will Go On This Weekend, Organizers Say

Race officials are reviewing security precautions with local police after the attacks in Boston Monday.

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The Boston Marathon Is Held on Patriots' Day, Which Has Become an Unofficial Anti-Government Day of Action

Modern-day militia activists have attempted to hold rallies on this holiday in recent years.

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Key Locations in the Boston Marathon Attacks

Maps of where blasts occurred, the race course, the streets in question.

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Dubai to World: Forget Our Debt Crisis, Look at This Shiny Car

Lamborghini logic.

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Can a 'Moneyball' Approach Turn Around New Orleans Schools?

Scores are rising as teachers track data and look for patterns to improve classroom learning.

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Surprisingly Lush Photos of Daily Life in North Korea

Inside the Hermit Kingdom.

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How the Suburbs Could Drive a Compromise on Gun Control

An intriguing theory about the geography of the "middle ground" on guns.

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Anxiety, Traditional Medicine, and Plenty of Purell: Beijing Watches and Waits for Bird Flu

"From day one we were getting a lot of phone calls from nervous patients."

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The Surprising Places Where Sprawl Is Still the Building Pattern of Choice

It's not the spread-out icons of Phoenix and Las Vegas, but rather pockets of the South Atlantic, Texas and the Pacific Northwest.

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You'd Better Not Be Caught With Long Hair in Gaza

Also, politicians in Racine ban weapons (except for their own) and New York battles a slimy lake menace.

How President Obama's Budget Proposal Would Affect Cities

Three programs to watch as federal budget negotiations kick off.

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England's Many Reactions to Margaret Thatcher's Death

A country known for its stiff upper lip lets loose with tears and champagne.

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NYC Owes Occupy Wall Street $365,000

For the destructive raid on Zucotti Park.