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FILE - In this May 28, 2010 file photo, Rice University's Anthony Rendon smiles as he steps up to bat during the fifth inning against Marshall in the Conference USA Championship baseball tournament at Cougar Field in Houston. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Smiley N. Pool, File)

FILE - In this May 28, 2010 file photo, Rice University's Anthony Rendon smiles as he steps up to bat during the fifth inning against Marshall in the Conference USA Championship baseball tournament at Cougar Field in Houston. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Smiley N. Pool, File)

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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.