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Fish poisoned by cyanide lined the bank of Tisa River in Yugoslavia in 2000 after a Romanian gold mine's dam overflowed. The polluted water poured into the Lapus and Samos rivers before running west into Hungary. (Associated Press)

Fish poisoned by cyanide lined the bank of Tisa River in Yugoslavia in 2000 after a Romanian gold mine's dam overflowed. The polluted water poured into the Lapus and Samos rivers before running west into Hungary. (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.