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The firefall  from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park presents itself as a molten lava flow at sunset in mid-February when the sun and Earth align to create a fleeting phenomenon and winter weather cooperates. (National Park Service via Associated Press)

The firefall from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park presents itself as a molten lava flow at sunset in mid-February when the sun and Earth align to create a fleeting phenomenon and winter weather cooperates. (National Park Service 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.