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Maersk Crew Returns Home

The crewmen of the Maersk Alabama are enjoying a homecoming befitting celebrities—which, we suppose, they are, judging by the media horde following them everywhere. The crew is still without their captain, Richard Phillips, who was delayed because the navy destroyer he was aboard had to be diverted to aid another U.S. ship under attack from pirates. The rest of the crew, 19 in all, is in Maryland and enjoying the company of friends and family. As their plane flew over Washington, D.C., the men cheered, with one telling reporters, "God bless America." Several families of the crew were treated to a tour of The White House yesterday.