The nation in brief

Posted: January 1, 2014 at 5 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “We dodged a bullet by having it out of town, but this is too close for comfort.” Ed McConnell, the mayor of Casselton, N.D., a town about a mile from where a train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded Monday

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