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Says Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond: "As long as I have a jersey on my back, I'll be happy," Desmond said. "I think if it's a Washington Nationals jersey, I'll be happier." (Ryan M.L. Young/The Washington Times)

Says Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond: "As long as I have a jersey on my back, I'll be happy," Desmond said. "I think if it's a Washington Nationals jersey, I'll be happier." (Ryan M.L. Young/The Washington Times)

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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.