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Four veterans were killed and 16 other people were injured when a train slammed into a parade float carrying the returning heroes to a banquet to honor them in West Texas, officials said Friday.
It is occasionally said that physics is a discipline for the young. Sure, a physicist may make fruitful scientific contributions throughout his life, but only in youth, when the mind is at its nimblest and most audacious, will a moment of true genius emerge.
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Sudip Bose, a front-line physician in Iraq who had been volunteering at the parade, said Friday that the immediate aftermath of the collision reminded him of the war.
"It was a scene of total chaos," Bose said, of Odessa, about 20 miles to the northeast.