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Change of obscure shipping rule could undermine national security

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Politics,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets
A little-noticed bid to exempt Puerto Rico from rules requiring imports from the U.S. be on American-built and manned ships could kill the nation's critical shipbuilding industry, including builders of naval warships, according to a new government study. The Government Accountability Office said giving Puerto Rico the exemption could be followed by similar moves in Hawaii and Alaska which would...