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associated press photographs Lebron James and Carmelo Anthony (below, battling France’s Kevin Seraphin) are two of only three U.S. men’s basketball players to take part in three Olympic Games. After having minimal playing time for the 2004 squad that took bronze in Athens, they were leaders on the ’08 team that won gold in Beijing.

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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.