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In July, a speeding train killed 77 near Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Earlier in the same month, a freight train carrying crude oil derailed in Lac-Mégantic, Canada, killing 47. And just last May, two commuter trains in Connecticut collided, injuring more than 70. What is it with trains and safety? CNN's Tom Foreman takes a look at what's behind most train wrecks.
Millions of you will be traveling today, tomorrow, and into the weekend, facing poor weather, flight delays, jammed highways – in a nutshell, miserable Thanksgiving travel conditions. We signed up three of our own intrepid reporters to join you on the road, along the tracks, and in the sky for CNN's Great Race Home. We followed along on air and online as Nic Robertson, Lisa Desjardins, and Brian Todd raced from New York City to Washington, DC, via plane, train, and automobile, respectively. Here, watch the conclusion to the epic race, as a dead-last Brian Todd comes running into The Situation Room.
Happy Thanksgiving, and safe travels!
CNN's Tom Foreman explains why the Affordable Health Care Act is a "house of cards" and how changes could bring it down.
Taxpayers are paying billions for states to set up their healthcare exchanges. Tom Foreman tallies it up for you.
Where you live could determine whether your options for Obamacare are plentiful or lacking. CNN's Tom Foreman explains.
Tom Foreman explains how Obamacare is causing a surge in Medicaid enrollment.
Tom Foreman speaks with three young Americans who want to sign up for Obamacare but can't because of website problems.
CNN's Tom Foreman is at the magic wall to explain the math that is needed to make Obamacare work properly and compares those ideal numbers to where things stand now.
There's been some confusion over a government default - what would it mean for the U.S., and what would happen if we actually defaulted? CNN's Tom Foreman gives a virtual look at the different semantics and the timeline of events.
Chaos. Catastrophic. Apocalyptic.
Economists have thrown out some heavy words to describe what would happen if the U.S. defaulted on its credit. But what does it really mean for you? CNN's Tom Foreman looks at what could happen to your wallet, your home, your job, and your retirement if Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling before its October 17th deadline.