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Yoshihiko Noda reacts before Japan's lower house elected him as the country's new prime minister at the parliament in Tokyo on Tuesday.

ASSOCIATED PRESS Yoshihiko Noda reacts before Japan's lower house elected him as the country's new prime minister at the parliament in Tokyo on Tuesday.

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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.