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In this March 17, 2014 a newborn calf rests on Chuck O'Connor's Ranch near Philip, South Dakota. The highest beef prices in decades have some consumers spending extra time in meat market aisles as they search for cuts that won’t break their budgets. Prices likely will stay high for a couple of years as cattle producers like O'Connor start to rebuild their herds amid big questions about whether cattle-producing states will get enough rain to replenish pastures. (AP Photo/Toby Brusseau)

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Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

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