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The bill freezes funding at current levels for four years, and lets some pets ride the rails with their owners. It also separates the high-ridership Northeast Corridor from the rest of the system.

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“The Battle We Didn’t Choose” Angelo Merendino photo essay of his wife Jennifer's battle with cancer

“The first time I saw her, I knew I was going to marry her. She had the most beautiful eyes, and they were always full of life.” Jennifer Wise Merendino’s life in pictures.

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No telling yet which side will win. But did Justice Kennedy's mixed signals Wednesday hint that he was leaning toward the administration's view of federal subsidies for health insurance?

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NPR's Melissa Block talks to Jason R. Baron, former director of litigation at the National Archives, about federal laws governing email.

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Oil companies hope to build the nation's largest oil-by-rail terminal on the Columbia River in Washington. Proponents say it will bring economic growth, but others fear it could mean fiery accidents.

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