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The Obama administration has detained thousands of immigrant women and children, but that could soon change. A court case is challenging whether it is ever legal to hold children for long periods.
An Amtrak train leaves Chicago's Union Station on its way to Los Angeles....
Amtrak was created in the 1970s to allow several private railroads to get out of the passenger business. Experts say that while its safety record is generally good, it needs upgrading.
NPR remembers some of those who died Tuesday night when an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia.
Republicans and Democrats are expected to come together in the House Wednesday to pass legislation prohibiting the National Security Agency from its ongoing massive collection of phone records.
NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Bernardino León, head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, about the EU's proposal to use military force in going after human smugglers in Libya.
On May 13, 1985, the Philadelphia Police Department dropped a bomb on the home of a group of African-American activists who were disrupting a neighborhood, killing 11 people.