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NEWS BRIEFS

Cooling Centers to open in Multnomah County Saturday, Sunday

Temperatures expected to climb into the upper 90s this weekend ...

Multnomah County Leaders Release Statement on Safety at Summer Events

Officials advise public to check in, have a plan and be aware at public events ...

Portland Musician, Educator Thara Memory Dies

Grammy-winning Trumpeter, composer, teacher died Saturday at the age of 68 ...

St. Johns Center for Opportunity to Host Meet the Employer Event June 27

Employers represented will include Mary’s Harvest and Del Monte ...

New Self-Defense Organization Offers Training to Youth in Multnomah County

EMERJ-SafeNow offers July classes for children ages 8-10 and youth ages 15-19 ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Our Children Deserve High Quality Teachers

It’s critical that parents engage with educational leaders and demand equal access to high quality teachers ...

Civil Rights Groups Ask for Broad Access to Affordable Lending

Charlene Crowell writes that today’s public policy housing debate is also an opportunity to learn from the mistakes of the past and...

Criminal Justice Disparities Present Barriers to Re-entry

Congressional Black Caucus Member Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) writes about the fight to reduce disparities in our criminal justice...

Bill Maher Betrayed Black Intellectuals

Armstrong Williams talks about the use of the n-word and the recent Bill Maher controversy ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

(CNN) -- Two more bodies have been found at the site of last week's devastating train derailment in the Canadian town of Lac-Megantic, authorities said.

The death toll now stands at 35, with 15 people missing, Quebec provincial police Lt. Michel Brunet told reporters on Sunday.

The accident left Lac-Megantic reeling and facing a big job of rebuilding. It also shocked and outraged the rest of the country and prompted a national discussion on rail safety.

The 73-car train had been parked in the neighboring town of Nantes for the night and its engineer had gone to a hotel.

The train got loose and slammed into the center of the town on Saturday, July 6. Tank cars full of oil exploded and burned in the heart of Lac-Megantic's commercial district.

Along with the deaths, around 40 buildings were leveled and other nearby structures were affected.

Crews demolished a couple of unstable buildings, a move that aided their search for more remains, Brunet said. He said explosives were not used in the demolition. There's a possibility that bodies could be found at those locations.

"The crews are doing everything they can to find the bodies," Brunet said.

Three firefighters received minor injuries, Brunet said Sunday, and they were treated at the scene. One worker pumping liquid from a tank car blacked out and was taken to a hospital.

He said hot temperatures were brutal and slowed down workers, but they were regularly relieved in shift rotations. About 60 cars are on their sides at the scene.

The strewn train cars haven't been moved yet, but that job will be done gradually in the coming days.

"There are still 60 cars that are on their side. They have to be moved one by one," he said. "We don't know what we're going to find in those cars."

CNN's Joe Sterling contributed to this report

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