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Michal Neuvirth and the Capitals were swept by the Tampa Bay Lightning in last season's playoffs. Washington's latest postseason disappointment prompted the team to sign a new No. 1 goaltender in veteran Tomas Vokoun. (Associated Press)

Michal Neuvirth and the Capitals were swept by the Tampa Bay Lightning in last season's playoffs. Washington's latest postseason disappointment prompted the team to sign a new No. 1 goaltender in veteran Tomas Vokoun. (Associated Press)

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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.