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It's Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Amtrak train that derailed just north of Philadelphia was going 106 mph shortly before the incident, according to preliminary information gathered by the National Transportation Safety Board. The investigation is still underway. Catch up with the latest development in this BuzzFeed News piece. And here are the stories of the victims.
The WHO declared Liberia Ebola-free after 42 days passed since the last confirmed case of the virus, which is twice the maximum incubation period of the virus. Liberia was one of the three hardest-hit countries when the Ebola crisis broke out last year, with 300 to 400 new cases reported each week in August and September. The other two hardest-hit countries are Guinea and Sierra Leone. Catch up on this development with this New York Times piece. And here's a tally of how many people have died from the Ebola crisis so far.
"The all-cash deal will give Verizon, a wireless and internet data provider, a digital video and advertising business," BuzzFeed News' Matthew Zeitlin writes. The deal would also give Verizon many of AOL's expensive acquisitions in the past, including news properties like Engadget and TechCrunch. However, AOL appears to be in talks to spin off the Huffington Post, which it owns, as part of the acquisition, according to Re/code's Kara Swisher. The deal's value of $4.4 billion is about a quarter of what Facebook paid for WhatsApp last year.
Specifically: Hattiesburg, Mississippi. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch called the shooting deaths a "shocking assault on law enforcement officers" in a statement released on Monday. Catch up on the case in this BuzzFeed News article. And here is some related reading: nearly 90% more U.S. police officers were killed in 2014 than in 2013, according to a preliminary report by the FBI.
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It's called the Trans-Pacific Partnership
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a 12-nation trade and regulatory deal in the Asia-Pacific region, which includes the U.S. but excludes China. If established, the partnership "would create a free trade zone covering 40 percent of the world economy - making it the biggest trade deal since the North American Free Trade Agreement," according to Reuters. The failed bill would have granted President Obama "fast track" authority to complete the deal, but it would have also prevented Congress from amending it. The bill was opposed by a group of pro-trade Democrats, who were concerned that the deal would give too much power to multinational companies and cut down too many U.S. jobs. Those Democrats has since relented in its opposition, and agreed to further debate the bill.
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It's Harry Shearer.
"Exceeellent." Well, not really. Shearer made the announcement through Twitter on Wednesday night, and further tweeted that he wanted “the freedom to do other work" — citing that as the cause of the dispute. Shearer has been on the show since it premiered in 1989. He is behind the voice of many of the show's notable main characters, including Mr. Burns, his man-servant Smithers, Principal Skinners, and Ned Flanders. (Here's a list of the 22 Shearer has voiced.)Hi-dilly-no, neighbors.
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It's Andrew Jackson.
Woman on 20s choice to propose change to the 20 dollar bill is no coincidence — aside from hoping that the Harriet Tubman bills will be able to exist by 2020 (the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage), the organization also take issue with Andrew Jackson’s inclusion on the legal tender. Jackson is a controversial figure for his passage of the Indian Removal Act of 1830 and the ensuing Trail of Tears, which killed thousands of Native Americans. Catch up on the story in this BuzzFeed News piece. And for the record: Benjamin Franklin is on the $100 bill, Abraham Lincoln is on the $5 bill, and Ulysses S. Grant is on the $50.