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Joseph Gordon-Levitt wields a shotgun in a scene from “The Dark Knight Rises.” After the mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., at the film’s first screening last week, Warner Bros. pulled a trailer for its upcoming film “Gangster Squad.” The action movie contains a climactic scene in which mobsters fire automatic weapons into the audience at a movie theater from behind the screen. (Warner Bros. Pictures 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.