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January 10, 2011 Article

By Maria Recio

WASHINGTON -- Texas should be riding high in the Republican-led U.S. House, with 23 GOP members -- more than any other state -- and three Texans in Republican leadership roles.

January 5, 2011 Article

By Hilary Leila Krieger

WASHINGTON – The Congress that will be installed Wednesday might be losing four of its Jewish members, but Republicans and several pro-Israel advocates insist it will remain as supportive as ever of the Jewish state.

December 6, 2010 Article

By Chris Vaughn 

MARINETTE, Wis. -- Twenty-seven years in the Navy, and even Capt. T.D. Smyers had never seen anything like it.

December 6, 2010 Article

By Chris Vaughn 

MARINETTE, Wis. -- When the future USS Fort Worth goes into service in two years, a small remnant of Fort Worth's beginnings will be aboard.

December 6, 2010 Article

MARINETTE, Wis. — The third littoral combat ship was christened in northeast Wisconsin on Saturday, then launched into the Menominee River with a tremendous splash and a ground-moving thud.

December 6, 2010 Article

MARINETTE, Wis. (WTAQ) - With the champagne being cracked across the bow, Marinette Marine launched its latest ship for the U.S. Navy.

After 20 months on land, the 380-foot, 3,000 ton USS Fort Worth has finally found its home on the water.

December 6, 2010 Article

MARINETTE, Wis., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Some 60 civic and business leaders from Forth Worth, Texas, braved Wisconsin weather for the launching of the first Navy ship named for the city, they said.

The launching of the USS Fort Worth at the Marinette Marine shipyards marked the first time a military vessel will bear the city's name, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Saturday.

December 6, 2010 Article

By Nathan Phelps

MARINETTE — With a thud that could be felt through the ground, the newly christened Fort Worth hit the Menominee River on Saturday as the warship was launched at Marinette Marine Corp.  

December 6, 2010 Article

Marinette - A new warship called the USS Fort Worth was christened in northeast Wisconsin and launched into the Menominee River with a tremendous splash Saturday.

Minutes before the launch, U.S. Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas) christened the ship in the time-honored tradition - by smashing a bottle of champagne across its bow.

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