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Former Lehman Brothers executive Richard Fuld Jr. (right) told the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission that Lehman was repeatedly denied measures that could have saved the firm. Thomas Baxter (left), general counsel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, said regulators lacked authority to provide the aid.

ASSOCIATED PRESS Former Lehman Brothers executive Richard Fuld Jr. (right) told the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission that Lehman was repeatedly denied measures that could have saved the firm. Thomas Baxter (left), general counsel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, said regulators lacked authority to provide the aid.

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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.