Domestic Breaking News: Runaway Train Devastates Small Town in Quebec

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Domestic Breaking News: Runaway Train Devastates Small Town in Quebec

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The only warning Lac-Megantic residents had of the coming disaster was the louder-than-usual rumble of a train - a runaway locomotive laden with crude oil that would jump the tracks, explode and burn down the center of town. The deadly train derailment in Quebec this weekend is set to bring intense scrutiny to the dramatic growth in North America of shipping crude oil by rail, a century-old practice unexpectedly revived by the surge in shale oil production. Secretary of State John Kerry's wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, was taken by ambulance to a hospital on the Massachusetts island of Nantucket on Sunday with an unspecified medical condition, a source close to the family said.

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