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Afghan President Hamid Karzai decried the violence in his country and expressed fear that the mayhem would chase away young Afghans. He has established a "peace council" to negotiate with the Taliban. (Associated Press)

Afghan President Hamid Karzai decried the violence in his country and expressed fear that the mayhem would chase away young Afghans. He has established a "peace council" to negotiate with the Taliban. (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.