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Alexandra Raisman (left) and Douglas will compete in the all-around finals Thursday in London. Teammate Jordyn Wieber was fourth but didn’t make the cut because of a limit of only two competitors from any one country. (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.