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Residents of Joplin, Mo., hold up signs of encouragement for their ravaged city during a visit Sunday from Mr. Obama. The president told Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon he'll help cut through "red tape" so federal aid can flow quickly to Joplin.

Residents of Joplin, Mo., hold up signs of encouragement for their ravaged city during a visit Sunday from Mr. Obama. The president told Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon he'll help cut through "red tape" so federal aid can flow quickly to Joplin.

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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.