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House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio, flanked by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia (right) and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California, said they found some common ground with President Obama at a private lunch Wednesday. (Associated Press)

House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio, flanked by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia (right) and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California, said they found some common ground with President Obama at a private lunch Wednesday. (Associated Press)

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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.