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Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, New York Democrat, told gun-control advocates at a recent event on Capitol Hill that "it's going to be a long battle." Democrats in Congress are now playing small ball on gun control.
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Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, New York Democrat, told gun-control advocates at a recent event on Capitol Hill that "it's going to be a long battle." Democrats in Congress are now playing small ball on gun control.

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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.