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An artist’s rendering depicts a proposed 625-foot Ferris wheel planned for New York’s Staten Island waterfront. Developers plan to push ahead with the project, which also includes an outlet mall and hotel, despite being set partly in a flood zone. (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.