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Jared Harris (left) plays Professor James Moriarty, the renowned nemesis to Robert Downey Jr.'s title character in "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows." The sequel from director Guy Ritchie opens Friday in North America. (Warner Bros. Pictures via Associated Press)

Jared Harris (left) plays Professor James Moriarty, the renowned nemesis to Robert Downey Jr.'s title character in "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows." The sequel from director Guy Ritchie opens Friday in North America. (Warner Bros. Pictures 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.