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"It's not about who gets the credit; it's about who gets help," said Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, Maryland Democrat, urging GOP colleagues to support the Violence Against Women Act. (Associated Press)

"It's not about who gets the credit; it's about who gets help," said Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, Maryland Democrat, urging GOP colleagues to support the Violence Against Women Act. (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.