Opposition rises as Calif. high-speed rail begins

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In this photo taken Monday, July 15, 2013, a freight train passes the Amtrak station in Fresno, Calif. Construction of the nation's first high-speed rail system is slated to begin in this city of 500,000 people, promising to create construction jobs and link the Central Valley to the rest of California. But the place it is intended to help the most is also where opposition to the $68 billion plan has also become most fierce. Many Californians have soured on the project in the five years since voters approved $10 billion in bonds for it.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)