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Scotty McCreery is embraced by fellow contestants after winning the 10th season of "American Idol." The 17-year-old bested Lauren Alaina, 16, in their sing-off on Tuesday's finale.

ASSOCIATED PRESS Scotty McCreery is embraced by fellow contestants after winning the 10th season of "American Idol." The 17-year-old bested Lauren Alaina, 16, in their sing-off on Tuesday's finale.

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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.