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Elon Musk, His Rocket, And The Grand Scheme That Tore Apart Boca Chica

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SpaceX is dismantling a remote beach community at the southernmost end of Texas, one house at a time. Some residents took its money. Others refuse to leave. Still others are sticking around to see what happens.

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