Trains, Tragedy and Modern Technology

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The Simi Valley and other parts of California are grieving tonight as the death toll in Friday's Metrolink train crash has risen to 26. There's still no final conclusion about the cause, but there are reports that the engineer was text messaging on a cell phone. Could updated safety equipment have prevented the incident? What are commuters doing tonight? Also, does the state have a budget--or an accounting gimmick the Governor just might not sign? Photo: Southern California deals with the aftermath of deadly train crash, by David McNew/Getty Images News

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