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The runway at Grundy Municipal Airport is too short to comply with insurance standards for corporate jets, but federal regulators have refused to allow for an expansion without a mining permit because of the coal deposits below the land. (Debra McCown/Special to The Washington Times)

The runway at Grundy Municipal Airport is too short to comply with insurance standards for corporate jets, but federal regulators have refused to allow for an expansion without a mining permit because of the coal deposits below the land. (Debra McCown/Special to The Washington Times)

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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.