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Penn State kicker Sam Ficken (97) walks off the field after missing a field goal in the final seconds of the team’s 17-16 loss to Virginia on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, during an NCAA college football game in Charlottesville, Va. (AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)

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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.