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California approves high-speed rail project after years of debate

(Source: San Jose Mercury News, July 7, 2012)

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Capping a dramatic showdown over the most expensive project in state history, California legislators Friday gave final approval to high-speed rail, firing the nation's first bullet train toward the future after an impassioned debate over whether the project's price tag was too high in a state whose economy is still hobbling.

Full story: San Jose Mercury News

Monday, July 9, 2012

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