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The U.S. Navy has two warships standing by in case the American Embassy in Yemen needs to be evacuated.  The USS Iwo Jima and the USS Fort McHenry have been moved to the Red Sea in case an evacuation is necessary. 

Violence has escalated in Yemen's capital with Shiite rebels entering the presidential palace and battling guards at his private home.  President Obama's senior advisor Valerie Jarrett would not comment on any plans to evacuate but said they're in close touch with our embassy. 

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