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GOP Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina (right), have advised 15 of the country’s largest defense contractors to follow the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification 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.