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Democrats are moving to raise the liability cap on Amtrak accidents, which was set at $200 million 18 years ago. They say the cap prevents full compensation for last week's derailment in Philadelphia.
Legislation was signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott after the city of Denton voted to restrict fracking. Denton officials say oil companies should not wield more power than citizens.
Twelve million immigrants passed through Ellis Island before it closed as an inspection station in 1954. The museum is expanding to tell the history of immigration to the U.S. in more recent decades.
A 32-page indictment by federal prosecutors charges the six with economic espionage and trade secret theft. They are accused of stealing wireless technology from a pair of U.S. companies.
Two former U.S. diplomats argue it's time to think of China less as a trading partner and more as a threat. Steve Inskeep talks to Robert Blackwill and Ashley Tellis about a paper they co-wrote.
Steve Inskeep talks to Ali Soufan, a former FBI agent and CEO of The Soufan Group, about how the U.S. should shape its strategy to stop the self-proclaimed Islamic State from taking Iraqi cities.