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Third Rail

It Took Over 30 Minutes To Cut Power To D.C. Metro During Fatal Accident

AP | By BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 01.16.2015 | Crime

WASHINGTON (AP) — An electrical malfunction that filled a Washington subway train with smoke, killing one passenger and sickening dozens more, conti...

Man Fatally Electrocuted After Peeing Near Third Rail

| Posted 07.08.2013 | New York

By Aidan Gardiner BROOKLYN — A man was killed after being electrocuted Monday morning while walking on the tracks near the Broadway G train stop,...

Man Electrocuted By Third Rail

DNAinfo | Posted 12.24.2012 | New York

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — A man was electrocuted at the Broadway Junction A and C subway station Friday afternoon after landing on the train tracks and t...

Social Security Is Still the Third Rail (You've Been Warned)

Dave Johnson | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Senators and Representatives who are thinking of touching the "third rail:" How many constituents are calling your office today to say, "Yes, I want you to cut the Social Security COLA"?

NYPD Officer Attempts Third Rail Suicide

Posted 11.14.2011 | New York

Robert McGee, an NYPD officer who had been under investigation for a large-scale ticket fixing scandal, grabbed hold of the third rail of a subway tra...

Health Care Reform Struggle Will Not End This Year

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

No matter what healthcare bill passes, it is not going to remain static. It is going to be revisited again and again over the next few decades. That's how lawmaking works.