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Brazil's state-controlled oil company expects to pump 4.9 million barrels of oil a day by 2020, and much of it will go to China. President Dilma Rousseff in November celebrated the delivery of one of four Brazilian-built oil-transport ships. (Associated Press)

Brazil's state-controlled oil company expects to pump 4.9 million barrels of oil a day by 2020, and much of it will go to China. President Dilma Rousseff in November celebrated the delivery of one of four Brazilian-built oil-transport ships. (Associated Press)

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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.