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Elise Testone, a 28-year-old teacher from Charleston, S.C., was eliminated from "American Idol" on Thursday. She had appeared in the bottom three six times this season. The "Idol" champion will be crowned May 23. (Fox via Associated Press)

Elise Testone, a 28-year-old teacher from Charleston, S.C., was eliminated from "American Idol" on Thursday. She had appeared in the bottom three six times this season. The "Idol" champion will be crowned May 23. (Fox 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.