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A man in North Adams, Mass., wanted bears off his property. Police say he got drunk and pulled out his axe. Authorities advise residents not to chase bears through the woods drunk with a dull tool.
Training was arranged for city employees on how to deal with women. Experts said women ask a lot of questions. The Austin American-Statesman quotes an academic who called that "benevolent sexism."
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.