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Group: Offshore wind farm will destroy view

BOSTON — A federal council recommended Friday that the secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior reject a proposed wind farm in Nantucket Sound, saying it would have "destructive" effects on dozens of nearby historic properties.

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation said the Kennedy family compound in Hyannisport and the Nantucket Historic District, known for its whaling period architecture, were among the districts whose views would be negatively affected by the Cape Wind project, which would be the country's first offshore wind farm.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar must respond to the council's comments before making his final ruling on the project, expected by the end of the month.

Patrol kills unarmed alleged smuggler

LAREDO, Texas — A Border Patrol agent shot and killed an unarmed man on the banks of the Rio Grande following a struggle, authorities said Friday.

Border Patrol agents found several men carrying five bundles of marijuana, weighing about 260 pounds, onto the river bank in Laredo near a residential neighborhood late Wednesday night, said Laredo police spokesman Joe Baeza Jr.

The men scattered when the agents approached. An agent caught up with one of the alleged smugglers, and the pair struggled in the brush before the agent shot the man once in the chest, Baeza said.

"The paramedics tried to revive him, but he was already gone," he said.

The other men who allegedly crossed the Rio Grande on Wednesday night escaped by swimming back across the river into Mexico, Baeza said.

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