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Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Illinois arrive for a news conference. Mr. Reid see that House Republicans are the obstacle to ending the government shutdown.
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Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Illinois arrive for a news conference. Mr. Reid see that House Republicans are the obstacle to ending the government shutdown.

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Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.