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Mark Turgeon takes over the Maryland basketball program after Gary Williams' surprise retirement last week. Turgeon, 46, leaves Texas A&M after going 97-40 in four seasons with four appearances in the NCAA tournament. (Associated Press)

Mark Turgeon takes over the Maryland basketball program after Gary Williams' surprise retirement last week. Turgeon, 46, leaves Texas A&M after going 97-40 in four seasons with four appearances in the NCAA tournament. (Associated Press)

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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.