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Southwest Grounds Planes to Check For Engine Problems

The National Transportation Safety Board investigation of last week’s accident that killed a passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight is focused on engine fan blades. A fan blade with metal fatigue was found to be the cause of a 2016 incident, also involving a Southwest 737.

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We're following a breaking story out of Toronto this hour. Police there say nine people are dead after a van drove onto a busy sidewalk and plowed into pedestrians. At least 16 others are injured. Here's what an eyewitness named Phil Zullo told NPR.

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The leaders of North and South Korea will meet on Friday. And ahead of that summit, things have gotten quieter in the DMZ, the demilitarized zone between the two countries. For the moment, no more of this.

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Let's get the view from France now on French president Emmanuel Macron's state visit to Washington. Nicole Bacharan, a researcher with the National Foundation for Political Sciences in Paris, joins us via FaceTime. Welcome.

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Barkatullah is 13. He lost his right arm and leg in a mine explosion on May 2017. But that does not deter him from dreaming of a brighter future. "The policemen were among the people who rescued me and saved my life," he says on a chilly evening in the children's playground at the Emergency War and Trauma Hospital in Kabul. "That is what I want to do when I grow up."

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Ten people have been killed and 15 injured after a white van struck pedestrians on busy Yonge St. in Toronto today. The driver, identified by police as Alek Minassian, was located and arrested without injury.

The police had initially identified him as Alex Minassian.

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Events Apr 20 - Apr 26

Brazos Nights is back plus a taste of Football for all you sports fans with the Baylor Football Green and Gold Game. You can also bring your Alamo treasures to the Mayborn or take in some jazz. There's plenty to do in this edition of Act Locally Waco.

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