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Robert and Carrie Medders and their daughter, Aleigha, 6, take advantage of the swollen Mississippi River floodwaters to cool off on Tuesday in Memphis, Tenn.

Robert and Carrie Medders and their daughter, Aleigha, 6, take advantage of the swollen Mississippi River floodwaters to cool off on Tuesday in Memphis, Tenn.

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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.