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A new $60 million high school football stadium in Allen, Texas, features seating for 18,000 fans, a 38-foot-wide video screen, corporate sponsors and an upper deck. The school’s previous venue had just 7,000 permanent seats. (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.