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Terre Blair, wife of Marvin Hamlisch, places her hand on his casket in a hearse after his funeral service, in New York’s Temple Emanu-El, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. Hamlisch composed or arranged hundreds of scores for musicals and movies, including “A Chorus Line” on Broadway and the films “The Sting,” ‘’Sophie’s Choice,” ‘’Ordinary People” and “The Way We Were.” Hamlisch died Aug. 6 in Los Angeles at age 68. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

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