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Mexico City Metro Train Derails, Killing At Least 23, Injuring Dozens

Updated May 4, 2021 at 8:50 AM ET An elevated train derailed in Mexico City after a concrete overpass it was crossing collapsed Monday night. At least 23 people were killed and dozens more were injured and transferred to nearby hospitals, according to government officials. Photos posted online show two train cars dangling precariously from the elevated track. The yellow and orange cars were crushed together as the overpass collapsed, leaving them suspended at a V-shaped angle. Given the...

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Biden Raises Refugee Cap To 62,500 After Earlier Criticism

Updated May 3, 2021 at 5:22 PM ET President Biden announced on Monday that his administration is raising the cap on refugee admissions to 62,500 for this fiscal year, far above the 15,000 limit set by the Trump administration, but below an earlier campaign promise. "It is important to take this action today to remove any lingering doubt in the minds of refugees around the world who have suffered so much, and who are anxiously waiting for their new lives to begin," the president said in a...

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New Paltz, NY – Hudson Valley college, high school, and middle school students were among the thousands nationwide to walk out of class in protest of a war against Iraq. Some are being punished for their actions. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Lisa Phillips reports.

Montpelier, VT – Critics of genetically engineered foods are declaring victory in non-binding Town Meeting referenda Tuesday in Vermont. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

Cambridge, NY – The only hospital in Washington County NY has announced that it will close. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

Guilderland, NY – One of the largest shopping malls in upstate New York was the focus of controversy today. On Monday night, a man was arrested at the Crossgates mall in the suburb of Guilderland after refusing to take off a T-shirt that had an anti-war message. Today, 100 people wearing similar shirts went to the mall at lunchtime as a show of protest against the mall's policy. WAMC's Senior correspondent,Brian Shields reports.

Albany, NY – Joining us this week in the Congressional Corner is The Massachusetts Democrat, John Olver to discuss some district and state level transportation projects. Alan asks John about his position on the House Appropriations Subcomittee of Transportation.

Albany, NY – The book 'Congress And Its Members' is still on the table in the Congressional Corner. Today it's opened to the section on Vermont and New York and we start with NY's Maurice Hinchey. Alan wraps up the tour of our northeastern representatives with Congressional Quarterly Legislative Affairs Editor, David Hawkings.

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