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Afghan President Hamid Karzai (center) attends the burial Wednesday of half brother Ahmed Wali Karzai in his family's ancestral village of Karz in Kandahar province. The president's half brother was assassinated at his home Tuesday.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai (center) attends the burial Wednesday of half brother Ahmed Wali Karzai in his family's ancestral village of Karz in Kandahar province. The president's half brother was assassinated at his home Tuesday.

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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.