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Accident During Yacht Race Leaves Three Dead

Three men are confirmed dead after an accident over the weekend during a sailboat race from Southern California to Ensenada, Mexico. Wreckage from their boat was spotted early Saturday morning but the cause of its destruction remains a mystery.
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Towns Debate Impact Of Calif.-Las Vegas Bullet Train

A bullet train that would deliver tourists from southern California to the Las Vegas strip could be the nation's first high-speed rail system to break ground. The private company, DesertXpress, will soon learn whether it's going to receive a $4.9 billion federal loan for the project. The train's supporters and its critics have squared off over the familiar issues of jobs versus wasteful federal spending. The proposed train is also pitting two small towns against each other.
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White House Defends Drone Program

The White House's chief counterterrorism adviser offered a detailed defense on Monday of America's use of drones against al-Qaida terrorists, including the targeted killings of U.S. citizens. John Brennan's comments come on the eve of the anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
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A Swimmer's Recipe For Olympic Gold: Add More Fun

In the 2008 Olympics, Rebecca Soni swam to a gold medal in the 200 breaststroke. She also won two silvers. Now 25, Soni hopes to add to her medal collection in London. One thing that's helped the world record holder? Not training quite so hard.

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