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As part of a plan envisioned by the Homeland Security Department, 299 miles of the southwestern border isn't contained by fencing, but rather barriers designed to prevent cars and trucks from crossing. Wildlife — and people — can cross easily. (Associated Press)

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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.