Fiery derailment in North Dakota

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This photo submitted to The Associated Press by Cass County Commissioner Ken Pawluk shows a train derailment and fire west of Casselton, N.D., Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Ken Pawluk)

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Federal investigators said Wednesday, January 1st that they had recovered a broken axle at the scene of an oil train derailment and fire in southeastern North Dakota on December 30th, but don't know yet whether it caused the wreck.

"We'll want to know if it was the actual cause of the derailment, or was it broken during the derailment?" National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt said. (AP)

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