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President Obama signs an executive order Thursday to create a new White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships - building on iniatives from the Bush administration. Mr. Obama stressed that the office would adhere to his belief in separation of church and state. Associated Press

President Obama signs an executive order Thursday to create a new White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships - building on iniatives from the Bush administration. Mr. Obama stressed that the office would adhere to his belief in separation of church and state. 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.