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Spring Gardens, the 18th-century home at 414 Franklin St. in Alexandria, is on the market for $4,200,000. It is said George Washington spent his last Fourth of July at the home in 1798, when it was a tavern and oyster house.

Spring Gardens, the 18th-century home at 414 Franklin St. in Alexandria, is on the market for $4,200,000. It is said George Washington spent his last Fourth of July at the home in 1798, when it was a tavern and oyster house.

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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.