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Former Vice President Al Gore wanted Live Earth to be staged on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol, but Senate Republicans blocked a resolution authorizing the show, calling it a "partisan political event."

Allison Shelley/The Washington Times Former Vice President Al Gore wanted Live Earth to be staged on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol, but Senate Republicans blocked a resolution authorizing the show, calling it a "partisan political event."

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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.