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The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is drafting regulations to improve the safety of rail shipments of crude oil following a series derailments, explosions and fires. With billions of dollars at stake, the railroad, oil, ethanol and chemical industries have been trying to shape the rules to their advantage in a series of meetings with the White House and PHMSA. A key issue is tougher standards for tank cars used to ship oil. The public has weighed in primarily through letters, emails and phone calls to the agency.

Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Netherlands
When it was all over, it was the Netherlands receiving a standing ovation from the Brazilian crowd. Brazil walked off the field to boos, after another demoralizing loss to end its home World Cup.
Ukraine
Vice President Joe Biden has offered condolences to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko over killings in eastern Ukraine.
President Barack Obama is playing golf at a private club in Maryland with ESPN co-host Michael Wilbon.
Bomb Simulation Madison
Authorities plan to simulate a bomb attack in or around Camp Randall stadium next week as part of the largest emergency-response simulation the state has ever seen.
Germany Moldova
Chancellor Angela Merkel is optimist about Germany's chances of winning the World Cup final against Argentina, but is cautioning football fans that anything can happen.
Whether it's pinot noir, merlot, chardonnay or cabernet sauvignon, wine lovers in Massachusetts will soon be able to have some of their favorite bottles shipped straight from the vineyards to their homes.
Obama
President Barack Obama says his travels beyond the capital and his visits with selected letter writers demonstrate the need for Congress to act on his stalled economic agenda.



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