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Four Marines Die as Two Helicopters Crash in Texas

Two military helicopters crash in South Texas while participating in a counter-drug operation along the U.S.-Mexico border, killing all four Marines reservists on board. A Marine Corps spokesman says it is possible the Super Cobra helicopters collided. NPR's Tom Gjelten reports.

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Tom Gjelten reports on religion, faith, and belief for NPR News, a beat that encompasses such areas as the changing religious landscape in America, the formation of personal identity, the role of religion in politics, and conflict arising from religious differences. His reporting draws on his many years covering national and international news from posts in Washington and around the world.