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Hull-aballoo: New Navy destroyer’s seaworthiness questioned

BATH, Maine (AP) – The largest destroyer built for the U.S. Navy cuts an imposing figure: massive, with an angular shape, hidden weapons and antennas, and electric-drive propulsion. But underneath the stealthy exterior resides a style of hull that fell out of favor a century ago in part because it …

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France honors attack victims in city subdued by mourning

PARIS (AP) – A subdued France paid homage Friday to those killed two weeks ago in the attacks that gripped Paris in fear and mourning, honoring each of the 130 dead by name as the president pledged to “destroy the army of fanatics” who claimed so many young lives. With …

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Pope honors Ugandan Christian martyrs as example of faith

NAMUGONGO, Uganda (AP) – Pope Francis paid his respects Saturday to Ugandan Christians who were burnt alive rather than renounce their faith, the latest group of martyrs from around the world honored by Francis in hopes of giving today’s faithful missionary role models. A somber Francis prayed at shrines dedicated …

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