US Pacific Fleet shrinks even as China grows more aggressive

FILE – In this Oct. 1, 2015 file photo, family members of sailors wave as the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan arrives at a U.S. Navy base in Yokosuka, Japan south of Tokyo. The U.S. Pacific Fleet is smaller than it was in the 1990s, helping fuel a debate about whether the U.S. has enough ships to meet challenges posed by fast-growing and increasingly assertive Chinese naval forces. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

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As some Syrian refugees arrive, Michigan makes case for more

In a photo from Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, in Warren, Mich., business owner Ismael Basha, left, looks on as Syrian refugee Mohammed Abo-Shaar, right, helps a co-worker assemble a frame. Basha, who came from Syria in the early 1980s, owns TSS Inc., which has 50 workers and makes automatic car wash fixtures and systems. Over the years, he said, he he’s hired refugees from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Iraq, and, in recent weeks, several from Syria. He said they typically work hard and are dedicated. Many more are expected since the Obama administration pledged to accept about 10,000 Syrians in the next 12 months. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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Gunman opens fire at Oregon college; at least 9 killed


Authorities move from building to building to secure the campus at Umpqua Community College after a report of a deadly shooting, in Roseburg, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (Michael Sullivan/The News-Review via AP)

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Obama says religious freedom no reason to deny gay couples right to marry


Sept. 27, 2015: President Barack Obama greets members of the crowd after speaking at a Democratic National Committee LGBT fundraising gala at Gotham Hall in New York. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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