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Navy names new warship for SEAL

NEW YORK — In a ceremony that was more joyful than solemn, the Navy on Saturday commissioned the USS Michael Murphy, a sleek new warship named for a Navy SEAL who died in Afghanistan at age 29.

Cannons boomed, dignitaries spoke of heroism, and nearly 300 sailors charged up a ramp while a band played “Anchors Aweigh” as the destroyer sprang to life in a ceremony in New York Harbor.

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