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Not so fast

Transportation | LA officials have put the city on a ‘road diet’ to promote other forms of transportation, but traffic congestion is driving protests
by Sophia Lee
Posted 8/29/17, 08:21 pm

LOS ANGELES—When 300 upset people show up for a neighborhood council meeting, that’s the sound of a raw nerve. Here in Los Angeles, that nerve was road diets—the removal of car lanes from streets to reduce speed and accommodate bike lanes.

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Chicago sues over sanctuary city crackdown

by Evan Wilt
Posted 8/07/17, 10:58 am

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sued the Trump administration on Monday, protesting its immigration clampdown. Last month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Justice Department would begin suppressing so-called sanctuary cities, revoking Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants from mayors who refuse to enforce immigration laws. Sessions said U.S. cities stand to lose millions unless they give federal immigration officials unlimited access to local jails and give them 48 hours notice before releasing undocumented immigrants.

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Hundreds hurt in New Jersey commuter train crash

Disaster | Witnesses say train never slowed as it pulled into Hoboken station
by Leigh Jones
Posted 9/29/16, 10:58 am

A New York commuter train crashed into a New Jersey station during rush hour this morning, killing at least one person and injuring more than 100 others.

The train barreled through the backstop barricade at the Hoboken station at about 8:45 a.m. without even slowing down, witnesses said. The carriages came to a stop between the station’s indoor waiting area and the platform, causing a metal structure covering the area to collapse.

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