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Brownsville Firm To Turn The USS Independence Into Scrap

The Port of Brownsville will be the final destination for yet another of the U-S Navy’s supercarriers. International Shipbreaking Limited has won another contract to scrap another Forrestal-class aircraft carrier. The USS Independence is expected to be towed into the Port of Brownsville around mid-March of next year for dismantling. Under the contract, the Navy […]

NATIONAL

ACLU: Christian Woman Forced To Remove Headscarf For License

(AP) – The American Civil Liberties Union is suing county officials in Alabama who told a Christian woman to remove her headscarf for her driver’s license photo.  Yvonne Allen of Tuskeegee says the clerk insisted that only Muslim women are allowed to cover their hair. The ACLU’s suit filed Tuesday in Montgomery federal court says […]

WORLD

Islamic State Group Says Spokesman Killed In Syria

(AP) – The Islamic State group says its spokesman has been “martyred” in northern Syria.  The IS-run Aamaq news agency said Tuesday that Abu Muhammed al-Adnani was “martyred while surveying the operations to repel the military campaigns against Aleppo,” without providing further details.  IS has released several audio files online in which Adnani, a senior […]