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Virginia Commonwealth's D.J. Haley shoots in front of George Washington's Jabari Edwards during the first half of the BB&T Classic in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Virginia Commonwealth's D.J. Haley shoots in front of George Washington's Jabari Edwards during the first half of the BB&T Classic in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

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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.