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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Three Norfolk-based Marines drowned while swimming off a recreational beach at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The three were among five Marines who were swimming off Cable Beach on July 4. Two made it safely to shore. A memorial service was held last week at the base.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Energy Secretary Steven Chu says three Virginia energy research projects are getting $4.3 million in funding. The department is awarding $92 million for 43 projects nationwide that aim to improve how the U.S. uses and produces energy.

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