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Investigators think they know who tore up Death Valley's fragile Racetrack Playa in an SUV

Federal investigators have identified a suspect believed responsible for a frenzy of high-speed driving across “Racetrack Playa,” a remote dry lake in Death Valley National Park, officials said Tuesday. Spinning and swerving wildly in an SUV in early August, the suspect allegedly cut 10 miles’...
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