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Actress and singer Taraji P. Henson is honored at the sixth annual Black Girls Rock Awards in New York. The awards show will be broadcast Sunday on BET. (BET via Associated Press)

Actress and singer Taraji P. Henson is honored at the sixth annual Black Girls Rock Awards in New York. The awards show will be broadcast Sunday on BET. (BET via 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.