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Althea Gibson competes at Wimbledon in England in 1956. She was among the more than a million black people who weren't counted in the 1940 census. The records were released April 2. (Associated Press)

Althea Gibson competes at Wimbledon in England in 1956. She was among the more than a million black people who weren't counted in the 1940 census. The records were released April 2. (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.