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The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely, USS Barry and USS Stout are currently stationed off the coast of Syria in light of recent tensions in the area.
It is also believed that at least one guided missile submarine is in the area, and numerous aircraft carriers and amphibious transport ships have been moved into the Red Sea and Eastern Mediterranean.
1) Syrian president Bashar al-Assad
2) Russian president Vladimir Putin
3) French president François Hollande
4) Chinese president Xi Jinping
Titled "A Plea for Caution," the op-ed has caused either outrage or agreement in a call for America to work with the international community and put aside feelings of "American exceptionalism."
1) A Syrian and Russian proposal to put Syria's chemical weapons under international supervision
2) Lack of military preparedness
3) Congress taking a recess
4) Waiting for a U.N. resolution
After Secretary of State John Kerry casually remarked that the Syrian government handing over control of its chemical weapons to the international community was the only thing that could prevent military strikes, the Russian and Syrian governments proposed just that.
1) Anthony Weiner
2) Bill de Blasio
3) Bill Thompson
4) Christine Quinn
A New York City public advocate — an elected position acting as the middleman between the New York City electorate and the elected government — de Blasio won 40.3 percent of the votes in the Democratic primary.
1) John Catsimatidis
2) George McDonald
3) Tom Allon
4) Joe Lhota
Formerly the head of the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority under Rudy Guiliani, Lhota won the GOP nomination with 52.2 percent of the votes cast.
1) The orbit of Pluto
2) The Oort Cloud
3) The heliosphere
After 36 years in space, Voyager 1 is now 11.7 billion miles away, considered by the scientific community to be the first man-made object to leave the solar system. Although it will take 30,000 years more for the probe to leave the Oort Cloud, or ring of comets attracted to the sun's gravity, Voyager has gone past the so-called "heliosphere" where solar winds dominate.
In 40,000 years Voyager 1 will pass another star.
1) South Africa
2) North Korea
New satellite photos show what appears to be the North Korean Nyongbyon nuclear facility restarting its production of weapons-grade plutonium. The photos have prompted China to call for talks to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.
1) The end of the First Gulf War
2) Israel's recognition of Palestine
3) The Oslo Accords
Twenty years ago, leaders of Palestine and Israel met on the White House lawn and agreed to a plan that would see the creation of a two-state solution within five years. But now the countries are considered to have even worse relations than they did before the Oslo Accords.
The 25 percent pay increase was put forth by Gov. Jerry Brown and enjoys strong support from the state legislature.
Early Thursday morning, federal authorities announced they would not press charges against Utah Attorney General John Swallow for possible corruption.