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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (center) and his Republican counterpart are expected to negotiate on majority Democrats' attempts to weaken the filibuster rules before the Senate returns to work after the presidential inauguration. (Associated Press)
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (center) and his Republican counterpart are expected to negotiate on majority Democrats' attempts to weaken the filibuster rules before the Senate returns to work after the presidential inauguration. (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.