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Marine transport ship passes sea trials in the Gulf

PASCAGOULA — Huntington Ingalls Industries says the amphibious transport dock Somerset is back from three days of successful sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s one of three such ships named for 9/11 attack sites. It’s named for the Pennsylvania county where a hijacked airliner crashed after passengers stormed the cockpit. Ingalls program director Mike Duthu said in a ...

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Thompson pushing for federal probe of VA hospital

JACKSON — A Mississippi congressman is asking federal authorities to investigate the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Jackson because he believes the hospital is understaffed and patient care is suffering. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, the top Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee, said he has sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and ...

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