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World’s longest tunnel breaks down Swiss Alpine barrier

SEDRUN, Switzerland — A giant drilling machine punched its way through a final section of Alpine rock on Friday to complete the world’s longest tunnel, after 15 years of sometimes lethal construction work. In a stage-managed breakthrough, attended by some 200 dignitaries 20 miles inside the tunnel and broadcast live…

Governor vetoes bill seeking companies’ WWII roles

Schwarzenegger vetoes bill requiring high-speed rail bidders to disclose Holocaust role Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday vetoed a bill requiring companies seeking high-speed rail contracts with California to disclose any role they played during the Holocaust. Under the measure, companies vying for a piece of California’s $45 billion high-speed rail…

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