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After spate of wrecks, US Congress takes new view of rail agency

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Passengers are helped off an Amtrak train near Halifax County, North Carolina, on March 9. The engine and baggage car of the train derailed after hitting a tractor-trailer at a grade crossing.

Washington

AFTER a string of deadly train crashes, a pair of angry US senators stood in New York's Grand Central Terminal four months ago to denounce the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) as a "lawless agency, a rogue agency", too cozy with the railroads it regulates and more