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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) The last of five ships in the Eisenhower Strike Group is returning home today after a seven-month deployment to deter piracy off eastern Africa. The guided-missile destroyer McFaul and its crew of about 275 sailors are returning to the home port of Norfolk.

FRANKLINTON, N.C. (AP) Some small towns fear being cut in half under a plan to run high-speed trains between Raleigh and Richmond, Va. But officials say nearly 100 bridges or overpasses will be built for the trains to avoid ground-level rail crossings for the fast trains in the works.

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