Report: Amtrak fails to spot drug and alcohol use among employee

Amtrak has failed to stop and spot hundreds of its employees, including the most “safety-sensitive” workers, for drug and alcohol use as required by federal regulations, according to a new report released Thursday by the passenger train system’s inspector general, per the WSJ. Details: The company vowed to tighten its screening processes following a deadly…

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Jordan floods: Schoolchildren among 18 dead after bus swept away

At least 18 people, mostly children, were killed when torrential rains swept away a bus carrying students and teachers touring near the Dead Sea, according to sources in the country’s civil defence directorate. Most of the dead are reported to be schoolchildren under the age of 14. Officials said the death toll was  expected rise. …

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Voter registration accelerating among young people

“The pace of new voter registrations among young people in crucial states is accelerating, a signal that school shootings this year … may prove to be more than ephemeral displays of activism, the N.Y. Times’ Michael Tackett and Rachel Shorey report. What’s happening: “Voter data for March and April show that young registrants represented a…

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