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By The Associated Press
Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, 9:06 p.m.

TACLOBAN, Philippines — A U.S. aircraft carrier was heading toward the typhoon-ravaged eastern Philippines on Tuesday to add muscle to relief efforts that have yet to fully begin.

The USS George Washington was expected to arrive off the coast in about two days, according to the Pentagon. A similar sized ship, and its fleet of helicopters capable of dropping tons of water daily and evacuating wounded, was credited with saving scores of lives in the 2004 Asian tsunami.



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