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    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Railroads like the one involved in last month's fiery crash and toxic chemical release in Ohio would be subject to a series of new federal safety regulations under bipartisan legislation introduced Wednesday by the state's two U.S. senators.

    Food and Drug Administration officials on Friday pledged a reset in the agency's tobacco program, responding to criticisms that a lack of direction hampered efforts to regulate cigarettes, vaping devices and related products.


    U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday called for Sweden and Finland to be accepted into NATO "quickly" though his Turkish counterpart dismissed the possibility of any link to Turkey's request for F-16 fighter jets.

    The National's Adrienne Arsenault was in Kyiv covering the one-year anniversary of the war when U.S. President Joe Biden arrived. She says his presence sends a strong message — to Ukrainians, but also to Russians and Americans.

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