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U.S. NavyS Fast-Attack Submarine Montana [Video]

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The U.S. Navy’s latest fast-attack submarine Montana (SSN 794) was christened on Saturday at Huntington Ingalls' Newport News Shipbuilding division, in what was the shipyard's first virtual christening ceremony.

Namely, due to COVID-19 restrictions on the size of public gatherings, the christening ceremony was hosted virtually at Newport News’ Module Outfitting Facility.

Former Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell the ship’s sponsor, smashed a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow to mark the christening of the submarine that honors the state of Montana.

PCU Montana is the second Navy warship bearing the state’s name. The first USS Montana (ACR-13) was an armored cruiser built at Newport News Shipbuilding and launched in 1906. During the ceremony, a replica of the bell that sailed on the first Montana was rung. The bell will be formally presented to the crew at the ship’s commissioning and will be part of the submarine for …

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Mississippi governor gives update on Hurricane Sally [Video]

PEARL, Miss. (WJTV) Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves, along with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), are watching the path of Hurricane Sally closely. The slow-moving hurricane has weakened into a Category 1 storm, but the governor said its concerning that its expected to make landfall Wednesday morning close to high tide. Hes also worried []

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(KFOR NEWS  September 16, 2020)   Truth in Accounting (TIA), a think tank that analyzes government financial reports, found that only 11 state governments had some money set aside to weather the pandemic caused by COVID-19.  These 11 states had a Taxpayer Surplus™ at the end of the fiscal year (FY) 2019, which is a calculation of […]

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) Twenty-four new coronavirus-related deaths reported in Tennessee on Wednesday for a total of 2,151, a 1.13% increase from Tuesday, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. Tennessee also reported 1,856 new coronavirus cases, a 1.06% increase. The cumulative number of cases is 177,087, the Tennessee Department of Health reported. Some 2,537,723 tests []