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Angel McCoughtry of the U.S. team sails to the basket past Australia’s Belinda Snell (12) during a women’s basketball semifinal game at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Thursday. “Women’s sports are only going up,” she said. (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.