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Martin Freeman (left) as Bilbo Baggins joins a quest to reclaim an ancient homeland in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." John Callen plays the character Oin. (WARNER BROS. PICTURES VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS)
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Martin Freeman (left) as Bilbo Baggins joins a quest to reclaim an ancient homeland in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." John Callen plays the character Oin. (WARNER BROS. PICTURES VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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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.