Residents Urged to Evacuate After Oil Train Collision in ND

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_21cd0ca5c7.jpgsnvv/Thinkstock (CASSELTON, N.D.) -- Officials are urging residents of a small North Dakota town to evacuate after a mile-long train carrying crude oil collided with another train, triggering a series of thunderous explosions and sending toxic fumes into the air. About 2,400 people live in Casselton, a mile from Monday's fiery derailment. The Cass County Sheriff's Office is "strongly recommending" an evacuation of the city of Casselton and anyone residing five miles to the south and east of the town.

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US Population Growth Slowest Since 1937

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_bc935ed3b1.jpgliveslow/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- These days, everything is moving faster in the U.S. - that is, except for population growth. According to the U.S. Census Bureau figures released Monday, growth from July 1, 2012 through July 1, 2013 was 2.3 million people, or 0.71 percent of the total U.S. population. That's less than last year's 0.75-percent growth, and the slowest rate since 1937.

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Black Bear Visits Florida Man’s Home Twice

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_5c9888298b.jpgKen Hoehn/Thinkstock (file photo) (LAKE MARY, Fla.) -- Tramaine Gaines was in the kitchen of his Florida home this week eating pizza when he noticed something big searching through his things just a few feet away. “I look to my right and to my disbelief I see two eyes looking at me in the darkness,” Gaines said. Those two eyes belonged to a black bear that had made himself at home inside the screened patio of Gaines’ Lake Mary home.

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Suspected 'Cop Killer' Bank Robber Had Threatened President

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_a00546bac7.jpgABC News (TUPELO, Miss.) -- The man suspected in a spree of bank robberies and the killing of a police officer in Tupelo, Miss., was sentenced in 2010 for threatening to kill President Obama and his predecessors, a federal law enforcement official told ABC News. Authorities on Sunday identified the suspect, who was killed Saturday in a shootout with police outside a Phoenix bank, as Mario Edward Garnett, 40.

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