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Navy postpones USS Minneapolis-St. Paul commissioning after design defect discovered

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DULUTH, Minn. — The U.S. Navy says the commissioning of the USS Minneapolis-St. Paul in Duluth is on hold after a design defect was discovered. The high-speed combat ship was christened at the Marinette, Wisconsin, shipyard in 2019. The commissioning ceremony was expected to take place this spring before a problem with the propulsion system […]

USCIS postpones planned employee furloughs

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The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has decided to delay its plans to furlough nearly 14,000 employees across the agency, making up about 75 percent of its workforce, until the end of the fiscal year. The delay, announced July 24 by Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., comes less than a week after […]